(Emory Press Release, Aug. 23, 2013)
This unique 5k run and 1 mile fun run boasts huge canvases along the race route where participants can make optional quick stops and contribute to giant themed works of art. Runners can take a brief pause at the Jackson Pollock-themed splatter canvas where they will be handed a brush and can give a quick flick. Multiply that by a few hundred runners and a community masterpiece is revealed. The DIY 5k “Art on the Run” and 1 Mile Fun Run has 7 different canvas themes and a few surprises too. Proceeds benefit Ferndale Public Schools’ visual arts programs.
The run, generously presented by Meijer and sponsored by Worry Free, will be loosely timed for those runners who want to track their pace. It’s all about community and fun! The 2nd annual DIY 5k run kicks off on Saturday, September 14 at 9am. The race will start and finish along East Troy St, one block south of Nine Mile behind Woodward Avenue Brewers.
To be a part of this one-of-a-kind event, register online before September 12. Cost for the 5k is $30 and $15 for the 1 Mile Fun Run. For more information and to register please see the website at diystreetfair.com.
Interested in sponsoring a paint station along the route or want to add to the goody bag? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.