4 D-5K Fun Run/Walk & Community Unity Day, September 14

Date: September 14, 2019

Time: 8:00 am

Join Rapid City Community Conversations and Recovery Communities of South Dakota, as they celebrate the ongoing efforts to combat institutional and individual racism” and “create a culture of recovery.”

A run/walk will begin at Memorial Park at approximately 0900 hours with participants heading out on 2 routes, each traveling 2.5k incorporating the four directions (north, east, south, and west) representing spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical elements of positive change. Each route will have an aid station (water stop) at the turn-around points for the 5k. The walk/run will start east of the Bandshell, where a registration/first aid station available. Runners / Walkers will be divided into the four groups (each group has been designated one of the four colors of the medicine wheel), participants will wear corresponding colored t-shirts. The race will start with an aerial photo of the runners/walkers grouped as if a medicine wheel. Runners will start first, followed by walkers.

The Memorial Park Bandshell and surrounding area will host activities for the non-runners/walkers, such as dance groups, community service provided booths, American Indian games, etc. The event will culminate with an awards program for all participants with keynote speakers from the American Indian community, the Rapid City Mayor’s Office, other Community Leaders, etc.

Schedule: 8:30 am Registration Opens / 9 am Opening Ceremony / 9:15 am Runners Race Begins

Venue

Memorial Park
144 North Mount Rushmore Road
Rapid City, SD 57701

Website: http://www.rcconversations.org/

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