Outdoor MLK Weekend Events

You can enjoy the outdoors and get in a 4-mile moderate hike with Pine Mountain tour guides
Monday afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. est at FDR State Park. Anyone interested should meet at WJSP Tower Parking Lot.

If you want some more exercise – the 2016 one mile fun run and 5K are tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m. est.
The point-to-point race will start at the AJ McCLung YMCA and end at the Liberty Theatre.

Following the fun run and 5K is the 2016 MLK Processional where people from all over
right  here at the Liberty Theatre to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and to also enjoy some live
music and entertainment.

Judy Tucker is the Executive Assistant to Mayor Tomlinson and in charge of the Unity Processional.

“It will start from three different areas including St. James AME Church and the 9th Street parking lot. And people will converge in one location – which is the Liberty Theatre here – to start to celebrate for Martin Luther King.”

The Mayor’s Commission on Unity, Diversity and Prosperity sponsors the processional.

“When we first conceived the idea of the Unity Processional it was to have people come together from all
corners of Columbus so east, west, north south, every direction so they can converge as one and be unified
so that is the idea and that is still what we’re doing right now.”

One of the guests at the event will be Daymond John – CEO and founder of FUBU fashion.

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