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When thinking of Easter, most people envision big meals and plastic eggs stuffed with candy. Run Chattanooga has come up with a different sort of celebration this year: the Bun Run 5K. In the spirit of flouting tradition, the Bun Run 5K will be a free, noncompetitive, family-friendly, flashmob-style 5K/1-mile run, walk, or any other sort of movement you prefer (perhaps hopping?).
When asked about the event, Run Chattanooga’s Executive Director Courtney Bird said the following: “Putting a bunch of crazy people in a flashmob situation, running, or walking or skateboarding or biking or cartwheeling…anything goes, around in bunny ears as a group and giving out high fives to unsuspecting people along the way is bound to brighten up everyone’s day.” According to Bird, Run Chattanooga’s goal with everything they do, “is to build community, connecting people who may not cross paths otherwise, and make our city a more positive and healthy place to live.”
The Bun Run 5K will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Apr. 19 at an as-yet undisclosed downtown location (revealed via email to registered participants). For more information about the Bun Run and Run Chattanooga, visit runchattanooga.org or facebook.com/runnooga. For registration, visit bunrun.eventbrite.com
— Dea Lisica