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Rainbow Run Celebrates Diversity

June 4th 2018

Rainbow Run Celebrates Diversity (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 4, 2018) Ferndale, MI – Over 250 runners donned Michigan-made high rainbow socks and ran through the streets of Ferndale Saturday morning for the Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce Rainbow Run.  Ferndale Mayor Dave Coulter welcomed everyone to the event and the crowed warmed up with stretches […]

Ferndale Rainbow Run June 2

April 21st 2018

  Ferndale Rainbow Run June 2 Ferndale, MI- Kick off pride with some color!! Changing it up this year. The Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce proudly presents the 6th annual Rainbow Run 5K. All participants will receive a pair of Michigan made rainbow socks featuring the rainbow, trans, or asexual pride colors. This is a […]

Pictures from the 2017 Ferndale Rainbow Run

June 6th 2017

Pictures from the 2017 Ferndale Rainbow Run (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 6, 2017) Ferndale, MI – Runners, walkers, joggers, stroller-pushers and leash-pullers wove through the streets Downtown Ferndale for the annual Rainbow Run.  The event coincides with Ferndale Pride, both of which celebrate diversity. Over 400 people came out to get splattered with multiple colors […]

Ferndale’s Rainbow Run is June 3

May 17th 2017

Ferndale’s Rainbow Run is June 3 (EVENT page) Ferndale, MI  – Runners, Walkers and Dog Walkers – Weave through the streets of Ferndale with the ones you love Saturday, June 3rdand get blasted with a hue of color! Beginning on the east side of Ferndale in front of the Ferndale Public Library (222 E 9 Mile Rd) at 9am register […]

Rainbow Run in Downtown Ferndale June 5

April 1st 2016

Rainbow Run in Downtown Ferndale June 5 (EVENT page) Ferndale, MI – Rainbow Run June 5, 9am-12pm Downtown Ferndale ​The Rainbow Run weaves through the streets of downtown Ferndale, with six color stations along the course. This fun run/walk is for every one of all ages. Participants get splattered in vibrant hues. At the finish […]

2015 Rainbow Run Pictures

May 30th 2015

2015 Rainbow Run Pictures (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 30, 2015) Multi-colored cornstarch paints brightly covered over 800 walkers and runners for the Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Rainbow Run.  The 2k and 5k walk/runs raise money for local charities that support diversity.  This year’s proceeds will go to Affirmations, Ruth Ellis Center, Ferndale Pride […]

2013 Pride Planning Underway (video)

March 6th 2013

Planning is well underway for the annual Ferndale Pride festival set for Saturday June 1st, 2013, with events all that week and weekend. The family-friendly event celebrates LGBT culture and activism, as well as the general diversity of the Ferndale community….Ferndale Pride is accepting volunteers, sponsors and booth rentals. Find out more at

A sunny Rainbow Run, then rain for Ferndale Pride

June 23rd 2012

The theme of family love was evident in the Ferndale Pride planning. The kids’ tent was run by local moms and dads, and the Rainbow Run had a short family “run” where kids could join their parents and get paint thrown on them too. And in the afternoon a local family spoke about their experience adopting a gay teenager.

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June 10th 2012

Ferndale Pride is setting a jovial pace for Father’s Day weekend activities. Not only will there be Ferndale Pride Market Daze, the Annual Dyke March, a balloon launch (with biodegradable balloons) and a new Light the Night event, there will also be the messiest and perhaps the merriest event of all: The Rainbow Run.