Rainbow Run

Callen-Lorde’s 8th Annual Rainbow Run

Taking place both in-person and virtually, Callen-Lorde’s Rainbow Run is a 5K or 10K fun run/leisure walk promoting health and wellness while supporting the lifesaving work of Callen-Lorde Community Health Center! This year, the Rainbow Run will take place in person on Saturday, May 6 in Manhattan’s Hudson River Park at 10am (gathering at 9am) or virtually, wherever you are, anytime between May 6 and May 14

Download a writable version of the sponsorship form by clicking here!

Download the 2023 Rainbow Run virtual background by clicking here!

Prior to the run/walk, all registrants will receive a participant package either in person or in the mail, which will include a personal bib number. The in-person event will take place in Manhattan’s Hudson River Park on Saturday, May 6 at 10am, gathering at 9am for bib pick-up, snacks, and warm-ups. If you are not in the NYC area or prefer to participate virtually, you can choose any day between May 6 and May 14 to complete your run or walk in the convenience of your own neighborhood. In addition to participating in the Rainbow Run, you can help by:

  • Creating a personal fundraising page – Set a fundraising goal and have those in your networks donate to your run and proudly show their support of LGBTQ health and wellness. This year, we will offer exciting individual incentives for fundraising – stay tuned!
  • Building and inspiring a team – This race is the perfect opportunity to partner with friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, and others to promote wellness! Teams are a great way to inspire healthy competition while supporting a great cause. We encourage teams to be creative in their costumes (safety first!) and team name!
  • Considering a sponsorship opportunity – Sponsorships are available starting at $250 and are an excellent way to promote your commitment to LGBTQ health. Sponsors are listed on promotional e-mails, social media, printed materials, and in-clinic event signage. Sponsorships can be made by individuals or organizations, and all funds empower Callen-Lorde to continue to provide lifesaving health services to those who need it most.


Callen-Lorde is the global leader in LGBTQ health care. Since the days of Stonewall, we have provided a welcoming environment for LGBTQ communities to get quality care, free of judgment and regardless of ability to pay. In addition, Callen-Lorde pioneers research, advocates for social change and educates the medical community to help transform lives – not just for our patients – but for all LGBTQ people around the world, because we believe health care is a human right.

To learn more about how to get involved in the Rainbow Run, please email development@callen-lorde.org or call (646) 965-5467.



Updated as of May 2, 2023