The official “Zoe’s Rainbow Dash” kick-off will be on Saturday, May 11, at 4 p.m. at Hamilton Place Mall. The family- friendly 5k color run will take place on Thursday, July 4, at 8 a.m. around the perimeter of Hamilton Place Mall.
Organizers said, "This unique color run is being held in honor of 10-year-old Zoe Madeline McDonough and her grandmother, Sue McDonough whose lives were tragically cut short during a freak boating accident last summer. The McDonough family created the colorful 5k to continue the legacy of these two amazing souls with 100% of the proceeds benefiting their beloved charities including: Ronald McDonald House Charities Chattanooga, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Chattanooga, Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes, Children’s Hospital Foundation, Bethlehem Center and the New Richland Area Food Shelf."
Reverend Mark Flynn from Christ United Methodist Church will host the kick-off with a variety of activities including face painting, a children’s coloring contest along with entertainment featuring the Westview Elementary “Rainbow Dancers” and Kenzie Campbell, a third grader at Wallace A. Smith Elementary school will sing “True Colors”.
Guests will have an opportunity to learn more about the inaugural 5k race including volunteer opportunities, team registration incentives and more.