First-Ever “Feet Over Front Street” 5K Takes Place During Pride Week; New LGBTQ+ health & wellness experience takes over Commercial Street
PROVINCETOWN, Mass.—The Provincetown Business Guild (PBG) has announced the creation of a new LGBTQ+ health and wellness event for Provincetown Pride.
The PBG is partnering with Provincetown Runners on the Feet Over Front Street 5K Pride Walk & Run. The event will take place on Sunday, June 5. Participants will gather at the Harbor Hotel starting at 7:30 a.m. Fruit, coffee, and water will be provided. The run/walk will kick off at 8:30 a.m. across the street from the Harbor Hotel and will span the entirety of Commercial Street.
Feet Over Front Street honors the original name of Commercial Street. In 1835, County Commissioners officially named the main thoroughfare of hard-packed beach that ran behind the waterfront houses Front Street. Later Provincetown’s “main drag” became Commercial Street.
“The PBG staff and board are excited to offer more diverse programming in 2022, especially during one of our signature events, Provincetown Pride,” said Stephan Hengst, Executive Director of the Provincetown Business Guild. “The 5K is an opportunity to gather, build, and connect our community at a health and fitness-based event while also celebrating expressions of LGBTQ+ Pride.”
A second Feet Over Front Street 5K is planned for Carnival Week.
Registration for the Feet Over Front Street 5K is open. Fees range from $25 to $55 and include an official 5K T-shirt. Chips/timers will be provided for runners. Walkers at any pace are welcome, and this is a dog-friendly event. More information and registration are available here.
For more information about the event, visit its page on FB here.
About the Provincetown Business Guild
The Provincetown Business Guild, PBG, is a nonprofit organization promoting and supporting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer business community in Provincetown, MA. The Guild is committed to improving the Provincetown community by advocating for the acceptance of diversity and tolerance through projects, programs, and education. The Guild welcomes residents and visitors to experience America’s first LGBTQ+ tourist destination. For more information about the PBG, visit ptown.org and on Instagram @VisitPtown.
[From a News Release. NOTE: This story first ran on the April 14, 2022, issue of The Rainbow Times.]