Blue Ridge Pride announces 4th annual Gay 5K and Doggie FunDay

Here’s the press release from Blue Ridge Pride:

Asheville, N.C. – Runners who missed out on registering for the sold-out Color Run have another chance to get a colorful 5K under their belt this summer. Blue Ridge Pride is hosting their 4th Annual Gay 5K on July 12, 2014 at Carrier Park in West Asheville. The USATF-registered race is a flat course around the park and along the French Broad River on the French Broad River Greenway. Registration is available online through and on-site the day of the race. Registration and chip pickup begins at 7:30am, and the race begins at 8:45am.

The first 200 runners to register online will receive a free Gay 5K t-shirt and an early registration rate of $25. Registration after June 30th is $35 and does not guarantee a t-shirt. Runners may form teams by registering at least three participants under the same team name. Prizes will be awarded to the top finisher in each age group for men and women. Runners are encouraged to “show your color” by wearing costumes or pride colors.

This year the race will be followed by a Doggie FunDay. Local adoption agencies will have animals for adoption and the public is encouraged to bring well-behaved dogs and a potluck dish for a family-style lunch. Hot dogs and drinks will be provided by Blue Ridge Pride. There will be a Dog Costume Parade at 11am, with a prize going to the top three dog costumes; participants should arrive by 10:30 to register their pooches. There will also be kids’ games, a tie dye table, and ice cream by The Hop.

Blue Ridge Pride, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization on a mission to Advocate for the LGBTQ community in Asheville and Western North Carolina, to Celebrate with Pride, and to Educate our Allies and the general population on LGBTQ issues.

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