Rainbow Cafe, Southern Illinois Pridefest to have virtual 5K


CARBONDALE — The Rainbow Cafe LGBT Youth Center announced Monday that they were unveiling a virtual 5K as their first Pride event of 2020.

From the Facebook post:

We are so excited to unveil our first Pride event for 202, the Southern Il Pride Fest Virtual 5K!

Our committee has been working hard to come up with events that will celebrate, bring us together, and yet give us the flexibility of safety and social distancing. Our good friend Tim Kee organized this event to help folx participate and benefit the Rainbow Cafe! During this uncertain phase of the past few months, non-profits have been hit hard and fundraising for our community has been a challenge. Please help support our youth and adult programming!

The event is open from now until the end of June. We will roll out more details for folx who might wish to run together (practicing social distancing, with masks, of course!).

You can sign up for the 5k here.