Frequently Asked


To make your race day go smoother

What is the inspiration behind the race?

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. 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.


The goal of the CommUNITY Rainbow Run is to bring everyone within the community together to prove that hate will not win. The 4.9K was inspired by the Angels taken, the first responders and survivors that had to endure such a horrific tragedy. 

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 the distance as well.

Is the race timed?

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

​What is included in my registration?

​Each runner will receive an exclusive CommUNITY Rainbow Run T-Shirt, bib number, and finisher medal.

What is the price for each runner package?

The pricing for the CommUNITY Rainbow Run is as followed:


Regular Package Price

$40 early bird registration - Closes March 31st 

$49 regular registration - Closes June 7th at 12pm 

$60 day of race registration - June 8th

Two Spirit Patron's Tent Price- $100 (Limited to the first 200)

What is included in my Patron's Tent purchase?

Add some bubbly to your 2019 CommUNITY Rainbow Run experience and join us in the Patron's Tent. Your purchase includes unlimited mimosa's, bloody Mary's, beer and food provided by Hard Rock Café. You do not have to participate in the run to purchase a ticket for the Patron's Tent. 

Virtual Runner Price

$49 - by May 31st to ensure packet is sent before the race.

(All virtual runners receive a race t-shirt, bib number, and finisher medal in the race registration fee.)

Old Town Kids Run Price

$5 - up to day of race

How do I become a virtual runner?

A virtual race is a race that can be run at any location. You can walk, use a treadmill, or run outside and take it at your own pace. The CommUNITY Rainbow Run encourages runners from all over the world to run with us. When registering, there will be a specific tab for virtual runners. 

Where is pre-race packet pick-up?

Pre-race packet pick-up is Thursday, June 6th and Friday, June 7th from 10:00am until 7:00pm at Track Shack (located at 1104 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803). Otherwise packet pick-up will be available on race day at the Registration Tent starting at 7:00am.

Can children participate?

YES! There is no minimum age to participate in the CommUNITY Rainbow Run, however children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. We encourage all who are willing to complete the 4.9K course to sign up. After the run, there will be a 1K Kids Fun Run held in the CommUNITY Festival starting at 9:00am for children 12 years of age and younger. There will be a cost of $5 per child and is available for sign up under the registration tab. 

What is the CommUNITY Festival?

The CommUNITY Festival is a free, pre and post-race celebration that we encourage everyone to stay for and enjoy. We will be providing live entertainment, sponsorship booths, and games for all to come and participate in. There will be prizes for the largest group that signs up together, largest volunteer group as well as prizes for the best dressed individual and farthest travelled. 

Can spectators attend and participate in the CommUNITY Festival?

Spectators are more than welcome, and are encouraged to enjoy the festivities afterwards and join in on all of the fun!


Will refunds be administered?

Unfortunately, we are unable to issue refunds for pre-paid registration.


Where is the best place to park along the course/is there a fee for parking?

Paid parking is available for $5.00 at The Christ Church of Orlando (2200 S Orange Ave) and Boone High School! Free street parking is available around the area. Space is limited. (We encourage attendees to use Uber or Lyft.)  

What should I bring?

  • Photo ID

  • Extra cash for parking, food, merchandise, etc.

  • Supporters

What shouldn't I bring?

  • Coolers​

  • Glass containers 

  • Pets

  • Barbecue 

  • Tents or Campers

When should I arrive?

Participants should try to arrive 1 hour before the scheduled race time. With the race starting at 8:00am EDT, registration check-in will begin promptly at 7:00am EDT. 

Are strollers allowed on the course?

Yes! However, we ask that if you do have a stroller, please start behind the runners so we can be as safe as possible.

Are pets allowed on the course?

For the safety of the runners and our furry friends, we do not allow pets on the race course.

Is there a lost and found?

There will be a lost and found available at the registration table.

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