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The new BETRUE rainbow track at LACC

Nike’s BETRUE Rainbow Track Unveiled at LACC

Originally Published: 10/15/2019

New track offers a place of inclusivity for ALL to BETRUE to who they are.

Olympian Kerron Clement, and LACC President Dr. Mary Gallagher with a dedication plaque for the new track.Two-time Olympic gold medalist in track and field Kerron Clement poses on the new BETRUE track at LACCLos Angeles City College (LACC) is officially  home to the new Nike BETRUE rainbow track inspired by the LGBTQ community and celebrating the passion and pursuit of sports by all athletes.

On Friday, October 11, LACC and Nike teamed to host the official launch of the track. The multi-colored design was inspired by Gilbert Baker, designer of the iconic Rainbow Flag.

The unveiling and dedication coincided with National Coming Out Day and represented a safe inclusive space for LGBTQ athletes and allies.

Two-time Olympic gold medalist in track and field Kerron Clement; Andra Hoffman, President of the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees; Charley Beal, Manager of Special Projects for the Gilbert Baker Foundation and LACC President Dr. Mary Gallagher welcomed the crowd before inviting guests to join them on an inaugural celebratory lap around the track.

On Saturday, October 12, LACC hosted a Community and Job Resource Fair which included a ribbon cutting on the track by LACC President Gallagher and LA Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell. The new Nike BETRUE track launch is one of many events LACC is hosting to celebrate their 90th anniversary.

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An aerial photo of the new BETRUE track with the LA skyline in the distance.

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