Run for the Rainbow

With a boost from parents, teachers, and big people in general, pint-sized runners break from the starting line near the yacht club.

Main Street in Edgartown was flipped on its head Saturday morning during the 11th annual Rainbow Run, a fundraiser for Rainbow Place, a preschool on Anthier’s Way. Starting from the parking lot in front of the yacht club, runners of all ages headed up toward the finish line in front of the Old Whaling Church. It’s the only time of the year when the flow of traffic in the middle of the street is permitted to move away from the harbor.

Many of the younger runners carried placards in the form of rainbows that carried the names of donors — both businesses and individuals. The event usually raises between and $5,000 and $8,000 for the school.