Hundreds participate in Pulse 4.9K Rainbow Run

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ORLANDO, Fla. - More than 800 people participated in the Pulse 4.9K Community Rainbow Run Saturday morning.

The walk-and-run started at Wadeview Park near Kaley Street and Orange Avenue about a block away from the Pulse nightclub site.

Video: Hundreds participate in Pulse 4.9K Rainbow Run

Organizers held the event in honor of the 49 people killed in the Pulse shooting nearly a year ago.

Participants passed by the site of the tragedy during the run.

People from all over the country participated in the event.

Photos: Hundreds participate in Pulse 4.9K Rainbow Run

“It was a somber run but it was also uplifting and we all held hands and crossed the finish line in solidarity and I thought that was a beautiful thing,” said Carlos Smith, runner.


More than 800 people participated in the Pulse 4.9K Community Rainbow Run Saturday morning.
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Proceeds from the event will benefit the OnePulse Foundation—established by the owner of Pulse, Barbara Poma, and the Zebra Coalition.