8:30 am – 11:30 am
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Join AAPI Montclair for a 5K and 1-mile Fun Run to celebrate the Hindu festival of Holi and Songkran, the Thai New Year.
This event combines two joyous festivals. Holi is a popular Hindu festival, also known as the "Festival of Colors" and the "Festival of Spring." On the day of Holi, entire streets and towns turn red, green and yellow as people throw colored powder into the air and splash them on others. Songkran in Thai means "to move" or "change place." Thai believe that water is purifying: it cleanses you of any bad luck or grievances from the past year, and blesses you with fortune and happiness for the year ahead. Songkran is known for its water festival and people celebrate by engaging in water fights.
Racers will run a closed course inside Brookdale Park and will be splashed at the end with colored powder and water. There will be a color- and splash-free option for racers who prefer to opt out.
8:30am - 5K starts
9:30am - Fun Run starts
All proceeds raised will support AAPI Montclair's mission to create a more inclusive community by uplifting the varied experiences of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, advocating for AAPI rights and representation, and promoting awareness and education around AAPI culture and history.
AAPI Montclair is proud to give back to our local public school PTAs, whose support of our programming and events has been instrumental in building our community.
10% of race fees will be donated to runners' PTA of choice when they enter their school's code at checkout.*
AAPI Montclair is also committed to making this event accessible to everyone; for confidential fee waivers please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Codes: BRADFORD, BUZZALDRIN, BULLOCK, EDGEMONT, GLENFIELD, HILLSIDE, MHS, NISHUANE, NORTHEAST, RMS, WATCHUNG, MCPK (Montclair Community Pre-K), PROJECTGRAD (MHS Project Graduation), GREF (Glen Ridge Educational Foundation.