The road race is not only the first of its kind for the LGBTQ+ community but it also aims to break down the barriers between athletics and the arts.
Boston Theater Company and the Artist Athletic Association have announced the first ever 5K road race in Massachusetts, Road of Rainbows, on Saturday, October 31, 2021 at the Boston Common. The road race is not only the first of its kind for the LGBTQ+ community but it also aims to break down the barriers between athletics and the arts as its fundraising goal is to support the arts community.
The Artist Athletic Association (AAA) consists of artists and supporters of the arts who believe in teamwork, dedication, and commitment. The mission of AAA is to promote health and wellness through physical activity, believing that the arts and athletics are for people of all genders, races, abilities, sexual preferences, classes and identities. The beneficiary of the 2021 Road of Rainbows will be the play The Gay Agenda, BTC’s newest piece which hosted virtual previews last September that offers an inside look at what it is like to identify as LGBTQ+ in today’s world using words taken directly from interviews.