While the pandemic has made it so many of us “don't have shit to do,” you may want to take a break from organizing your sweatpants by food stains because Friday is coming to a local drive-in theater on Sunday. Pass the dutchie and the dough!
Runners High 5K — a non-profit dedicated to raising money and awareness for cannabis research as well as the benefits of cannabis with a focus on athletes and those interested in athletics — has partnered with its sister organization Kairos Cannabis Research Foundation for some good old fashioned fundraisin' and blazin'.
Among Runners High 5K's upcoming events, a partnership with Gage Cannabis Co., is the Canna Films Festival. The event will include a screening of the 1995 stoner classic Friday starring Ice Cube and the late Detroit actor John “Pops” Witherspoon. The Canna Films Fest is $10 and will take place on Sunday, April 18 at 8:30 p.m. at Ford-Wyoming Drive-In. Per the ticketing website “a majority of the proceeds” will benefit the Kairos Cannabis Research Foundation.
On August 15, Runners High 5K will host a 5K run/walk on Belle Isle and will also benefit cannabis-focused research initiatives supported by the Kairos foundation. The goal? To raise $100,000.
“I look forward to shifting the narrative around cannabis in athletics via research and development,” Diop Shumake, founder of Runner’s High 5K and Kairos Cannabis Foundation said in a press release. “These two special events will help us fund our research in this area.”
Registration for the 5K is $45 and is currently open and can be completed by visiting runsignup.com.
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