ACA American Counseling Association National Conference & Expo in New Orleans, Louisiana, Sunday, March 31, 2019.  (Photography by Paul Sakuma Photography) www.PaulSakuma.com

Our Annual Rainbow Run 5K & 1-Mile Walk for Wellness & Equality

Our annual Rainbow Run is a race for members and nonmembers that takes place on the Sunday of the American Counseling Association national conference in the conference host city. A portion of the proceeds are donated to a local organization that serves LGBTGEQIAP+ people within that region.

Spend some fun with ALGBTIC members and leaders, give back to our communities, and support Queer & Trans advocacy, counseling, and mental health awareness! Anyone from the public can attend, including American Counseling Association (ACA) Conference goers and non-members!

Run. Walk. Bike. Hike. Sashay! All for a great cause!

2020 VIRTUAL Rainbow Run

With the emergence of coronavirus and the shutdown of the national conference, we will be moving our race to virtual!

Our race location is:

  • Wherever you are!!

Tickets can be purchased:

  • Online Registration until April 19th (12AM) through Eventbrite.

See additional details below!

Rainbow Run Flyer

Download our flyer!

2019 Awards from Ashworth Awards
2019 Awards from Ashworth Awards
ACA American Counseling Association National Conference & Expo in New Orleans, Louisiana, Sunday, March 31, 2019.  (Photography by Paul Sakuma Photography) www.PaulSakuma.com

Since our race is virtual this year, this means that, wherever, you are, you can register for the event, follow our livestream event, and run, walk, bike, hike, or sashay right near your own home!

Connect with us, get some activity in, and support a GREAT organization. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the local non-profit LGBTQ organization The North County LGBTQ Resource Center (see below)!

Participants who register will still receive a medal and we will host a livestream of our race director running a 5K in Cleveland, Ohio, as well as a livestream of our 1k walk! We would like participants to post with a hashtag (#2020VirtualRainbowRun), on Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter.

Race Day Schedule:

  • 7:20AM: Our race director will start livestreaming the 5k! We will have someone livestream the walk as well!
  • 7:30AM: 5k race will begin at 7:30AM sharp to be followed shortly after by 1 Mile walk.
  • Following the race, all medals will be mailed to participants

Donor Organization

The North County LGBTQ Resource Center is a 501(c)3 organization that serves the lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual, and questioning (LGBTQ) community of North County San Diego. Their mission is to to serve, empower, and advocate for North County's diverse LGBTQI community. They envision a community where everyone lives in equality, feeling accepted, valued, safe and free from social stigma.

North County LGBTQ Resource Center offers a variety of programs including the Gender Advocacy Project, HIV Prevention & Care, Human Trafficking Information and Assistance, Competency Trainings, and Mental Health referrals and services.

ACA American Counseling Association National Conference & Expo in New Orleans, Louisiana, Sunday, March 31, 2019.  (Photography by Paul Sakuma Photography) www.PaulSakuma.com
ACA American Counseling Association National Conference & Expo in New Orleans, Louisiana, Sunday, March 31, 2019.  (Photography by Paul Sakuma Photography) www.PaulSakuma.com

Want to be a Volunteer next year in Orlando?

You can volunteer to help with the race and work with the Rainbow Run Committee. Contact us to find out how!

Want to Donate or Become a Sponsor for Rainbow Run?

ALGBTIC cannot cover the cost of this race alone – we need individuals, ACA divisions and other organizations to partner with us so that we can support Queer & Trans teens and young adults find a safe, secure, and professional environment that provides quality services to deal with issues such as homelessness, drug abuse, mental health issues, and to help these teens find the comfort and support they need to lead healthy lives. Below are the various sponsorship levels for this year’s race. We recognize that each organization has different fiscal resources, so whatever way your organization can help is GREATLY appreciated. Each level of sponsorship has benefits to the donor and donor organization!

2020 Rainbow Run Sponsorship Levels & Benefits
2020 Rainbow Run Sponsorship Levels & Benefits

Previous Donations from Annual Rainbow Run

2016
LIFE Foundation in Hawaii

2015
Zebra Coalition in Orlando

2014
Heartland Trans Wellness Group in Cincinnati