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What is a virtual run?

A virtual run allows participants to complete the CommUNITY Rainbow Run on their own. You will run or walk the 4.9K race distance at your own pace and at a time and location of your choosing, or you may choose to participate from the comfort of your couch. You choose your own starting line, whether it’s a treadmill, a park or your neighborhood street. All virtual run participants will receive the official race t-shirt, backpack, downloadable race bib, and commemorative run medal.

Do I have to run the virtual run on a specific date?

We encourage participants to complete their race at 8 a.m. EST on Saturday, June 5th, but realize this may not be possible for everyone.​​

Where can I run/walk?

Participants choose their own route for the virtual run.​


Will there be awards for the run?

Yes. We will be presenting awards in the following categories:

Best Time, Farthest Runner, Most Money Raised, Largest Team, Best Dressed Pet, and Best Costume. 

When do I need to register by to receive my virtual runner package prior to the race date? 

Participants must register by May 12, 2021 to receive their shirt, backpack and race medal by the run day.

What is the inspiration behind the run?

On June 12, 2016, 49 angels sought the joy, love, and acceptance of Pulse Nightclub. Instead, they found hatred. And they never came home. They were gay. They were straight. Latin, black, white. Mothers. Fathers. Brothers. Sisters. Daughters. Sons. Lost forever.


In the aftermath of the largest and deadliest act of violence affecting LGBTQ people and the deadliest terrorist attack by a single gunman in modern American history, our community came together to prove that love will overcome fear and hatred.


Please join us on Saturday, June 5, 2021, as we celebrate the “Love, Hope, Courage, Strength, Unity and Acceptance” that brought Orlando and the world together during the healing process following the Pulse nightclub tragedy of June 12, 2016.​

Do I need to be a trained runner to participate?

No! The CommUNITY Rainbow Run is offered to all those who ​would like to take part in our 4.9K. There is also the option of walking distance as well.

Is the run timed?

The CommUNITY Rainbow Run is not a timed event. The purpose is to celebrate life while honoring the lives that were lost in the Pulse Nightclub shooting​, therefore we encourage participants to run or walk at whatever pace they would like.

What is included in my registration?

All participants will receive an official run t-shirt, backpack, numbered run bib, and finisher medal.

What is the price for each runner package?

The in-person 4.9K CommUNITY Rainbow Run registration is $49. PNC Bank 4.9K Virtual Run registration is $49 plus shipping and the Old Town Kissimmee Kids Fun Run is $5. Participants must register by May 12, 2021 to receive their shirt, backpack and run medal by the day of the event.

Where is pre-run packet pick-up?

In-person run registration packets will be available for pick up on Thursday, June 3rd and Friday, June 4th from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Track Shack, 1104 N. Mills Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32803 and on Saturday, June 5th beginning at 7:00 a.m. at Wadeview Park.

Will my packet ship if I miss the packet pick-up?

All local and in-person 4.9K CommUNITY Rainbow Run registrants must pick up their run packages on Thursday, June 3rd or Friday, June 4th from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Track Shack, 1104 N. Mills Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32803. Additionally, packet pick up will be available on Saturday, June 5th beginning at 7:00 a.m. at Wadeview Park. If you do not pick up your in-person pre-run registration packet and have not paid for shipping, your packet will not be mailed.

Can children participate?

The event also includes an Old Town Kissimmee Kids Fun Run. Registration is $5.

Are strollers allowed?

The CommUNITY Rainbow Run is a family friendly event and we encourage everyone to participate. Some may choose to participate in the run with their children in a stroller.  For everyone’s safety, runners with strollers must begin at the back of the group.  Additional safety information can be found here.

Are pets allowed?

For the safety of everyone, we ask that you leave your pets at home for the run and the event.

Will refunds be administered?

As per the refund policy signed at the time of registration, runners’ entry fees and donations are non-refundable. Neither the onePULSE Foundation nor any Sponsor shall be liable for any cancellation or delay of the Event that is due to any of the following causes:  acts of God, accident, riots, war, terrorist act, epidemic, pandemic, quarantine, civil commotion, natural catastrophes, governmental acts or omissions, changes in laws or regulations, national strikes, fire, explosion or generalized lack of availability of raw materials or energy.  In the event of such cancellation or delay, the onePULSE Foundation may, in its sole and absolute discretion, choose not to refund or reimburse the Event sponsorship money/payments to the Sponsor or Registrant.  Such non-refunded and/or non-reimbursed money/payments shall be designated as a donation to the onePULSE Foundation and the Sponsor/Registrant shall receive a tax receipt identifying as such.