Rainbow Run 5K and 1 Mile walk for wellness and equality

Join us on 03/31/2021

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Rainbow Run 5K and 1 Mile walk for wellness and equality Race Description

6th AnnualALGBTICRainbow Run 5K & 1-Mile Walk for Wellness & Equality

-A portion of the proceeds benefit a local LGBTQ+ non-profit (TBD) which serves the New Orleans community. This year the organization is NOAGE!

 You can check out this great organization soon at:https://www.noagenola.org

New Orleans Advocates for GLBT Elders (NOAGE) was created from a steering committee of concerned residents and older adult service providers to address the challenges facing LGBT older adults in the New Orleans area.

The unique challenges faced by LGBT older adults require a unique response. NOAGE hosts socialization/educational events for LGBT older adults, and works to increase the cultural competency of providers through trainings and workshops. 

 As advocates on behalf of the LGBT older adult community, NOAGE is committed to ensuring that all LGBT older adults can live their best lives with the dignity, respect, and good health that they deserve.

Come give back to the community and support LGBTQ equality, counseling and mental health awareness!! Anyone from the public can attend including American Counseling Association (ACA) Conference goers and any interested parties! 


For those not in New Orleans or leaving early please consider the VIRTUAL 5k run or 1 mile walk. You can run on your own and send us a pic for our Facebook page while still receiving a great t-shirt and medal, supporting a local organization, and having a great time!


We have great t-shirts and all finishers of the on-site and virtual 5kalso receive awesome medals made by Ashworth Awards (the same company who makes medals for the Boston Marathon!).


The Rainbow Run has diverse race categories including: Men, Women, Androgynous/Transgender, & Differently-Abled (Note: although RaceEntry.com does not allow one to register as androgynous, transgender or differently-abled you will be able to check in at packet pickup under any category. Please remind staff at registration you desire to be included in these categories). 


Race Info:

6th Annual ALGBTIC Rainbow Run 5K & 1-Mile Walk for Wellness & Equality  

Canal Place Parking Lot

201 Canal St. New Orleans, LA 70130 (please note this is actually very close to the Morial Convention Center but online/app directions make it seem much further away)

Sunday, March 31st, 2019, 7:30AM RACE START



-5K Run and Virtual 5k is $35 if you register before 12:00AM Thursday, March 28th online and $40 March 29thand after including race day.  

-1 Mile Walk is $35 if you register before 12AM Thursday, March 28th online and $40 March 29th and after including race day.  


Online registration will end on March 28th!  Opportunities to register after March 28th include the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Convention Center as part of the American Counseling Association’s national conference or at the race site on race morning starting at 6:15AM.


Registration & Packet Pick-up:

• Online Registration until March 28th(12AM) at: To be added

(Credit card only) 

• Race Day Registration: Race day we will accept CASH OR CHECK only. 


Packet Pickupwill begin at 6:30AM at a table at Canal Place Parking Lot and continue until race time at 7:30AM.


T-Shirts:Guaranteed for all participants who register on or before March 20th, 2019. After that time you are not guaranteed a T-shirt. Shirts are short-sleeve and range in size from small-XXL.


Volunteers:ALGBTICand other sponsors will provide Volunteers. Volunteers will arrive at the start line at 6:30AM.


Race Course and Signage/Banners:A map of the racecourse will be available at the registration site. The course will be marked with signs with directional arrows. 


Food & Drink:There will be an aid station on course providing water on the course near the Start line. Food (bananas/snacks) and drink will be provided after the run & walk near the Finish Line.  


Restrooms:Restrooms are available on site near the start/finish line.  


Parking:Parking is available at Canal Place Parking through Premium Parking Services. You may have to pay to park. Further information on transportation will be listed as it becomes available on ALGBTIC.org and ALGBTIC’s Facebook page. 


First Aid/Security:There will be medical staff on hand to ensure a safe race. Any security concerns will be handled by Course Monitors/race staff but if needed NOPD will be called. 


Presenting Sponsor and Partners:The Rainbow Run 5K & 1-Mile Walk for Wellness & Equality are presented by the Association of LGBT Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC), the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), and the American Counseling Association (ACA). 


5K Race Awards: 5K Race prizes will be given to the top 3 individuals overall in each of the following categories: Men, Women, Androgynous/Transgender, & Differently-Abled. Prizes will also be given to the overall winner in each of the following age groups: 15 and under, 15-19, 20- 29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+. Overall award category winners cannot also win age group awards. 


Race Day Schedule: 

5:45AM-6:15AM: Race Director and volunteer staff will set up course and registration table. 

6:15AM-7:30AM: Race day registration and packet pickup will begin at South Beach Park.

7:30AM: 5k race will begin at 7:30AM sharp to be followed shortly after by 1 Mile walk. Finishers enjoy bananas/snacks and water post race 


Questions: Please contact the fabulous race director Pete Finnerty at Phone: (559) 230-7494 or Email: algbticrainbowrun2@gmail.com

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  • Location: New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Race Date: 2019/03/31 07:30:00 AM (Sunday)
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