Community Unity Day coming to Rapid City

Photo courtesy of Facebook, Rapid City Community Conversations

RAPID CITY, S.D. — As part of Community Unity Day, Rapid City Community Conversations is hosting a 5K celebration on September 14 to celebrate the ongoing efforts to reverse institutional and individual racism through conversations focused on relationship-building and shared values.

The celebration includes a 5K run/walk at Memorial Park, beginning at 9 a.m. Participants will go out on two 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 at the turn-around points for the 5K. The walk/run will start east of the Memorial Park Bandshell, where a registration and first aid station will be available.

There will also be activities for the non-runners/walkers such as dance groups, community service provider booths and American Indian games. 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 and other community leaders.

September 4 is the deadline to apply for a vendor booth, as well as register for a free t-shirt for the 5K. There are four different colors available, each represent representing one part of the medicine wheel. To register for a t-shirt or apply for a vendor booth, click here.

For information on Community Unity Day and the 5K, click here.

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