2021 Race Against Racism

Race Your Way - April 24 - May 22, 2021

YWCA Lancaster’s 23rd Annual Race Against Racism
Registration is now open

UPDATE: Swag and Packet Pickup

Please note:

If you still want to pick up your T-Shirt, water bottle and map, please contact Bob Herbert at bherbert@ywcalancaster.org, or call 717-869-5011 to make arrangements to pick up your items.

Please give us 48 hours advanced notice.

Our building is only accessible form 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday Through Friday.

If you still need to pick up for a team, ANY person from the team can pick up the items, however we ask that one person from the team pick up the materials for the WHOLE team. We cannot break up team packets. The person picking up the items does not have to be the team captain.

YWCA Lancaster, 110 North Lime Street, Lancaster, PA 17602.

When you arrive go to our Lime Street entrance and hit the buzzer, let our staff member know you are here for the Race Against Racism. Please give them your full name and someone will bring your items to you.

Masks and social distancing is required.

Don’t forget – When you complete your 5K, share your times and photos on social media, using #rarlancaster!

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    Why We Race Against Racism

    A 5K race cannot end racism but naming the need to create change and working together can make a difference. All proceeds from the Race Against Racism will support the Center for Racial and Gender Equity (CRGE) and our community programs of education, training, advocacy and change.  We will keep running until injustice is rooted out; institutions are transformed, and the world sees women, girls and people of color the way we do:  Equal, Powerful, Unstoppable.

    We invite you to join us in our 23rd year and longest-running Race Against Racism in the country by racing your way!

    April 24 – May 22, 2021

    Go ahead - Race Your Way!!

    Run with us in our 23rd year and longest-running Race Against Racism in the country by racing your way April 24 – May 22, 2021. Run or walk a distance of 5K on our new self-guided course through historic Lancaster or choose your favorite trail, course or treadmill. The choice is yours! Don’t forget to share your photos on social using #RARLancaster!

    The Kids’ Fun Run is going virtual too!
    Kids 12 and under can participate in a 100 yard dash virtually. Earn a bandanna, ribbon and the book Roots Run Deep by Zetta Elliott !

    Get Social and Encourage Each Other! Let’s encourage each other and post our photo and video experiences on the Race Against Racism Facebook and Instagram pages (@RARLancaster) utilizing the hashtags #RARLancaster.

    Registration is now open.

    All registration fees are non-refundable.


    Online Individual Registration
    $30 Adult Registration
    $12 Child (14 and under) Registration
    (Must be registered by 11:59 p.m. on May 21 to participate. Registration fees are non-refundable)
    Registration includes a t-shirt and a reusable Race Against Racism water bottle, while supplies last. T-shirts are printed by our amazing partner Brenneman Printing.

    Online Registration for team captains.
    Looking for a way to unite your team safely and make a difference during the pandemic? Form a virtual team with your employees, friends and family. Awards are given to the largest teams in these categories: Place of Worship, Large Business, Small Business, School Team and Largest Overall Team. Teams MUST be formed by 11:59 p.m. April 7. However, ANYONE can join your team through May 21 at 11:59 p.m.

    Online registration for the Kids Fun Run.
    Kids 12 and under can participate in a 100 yard dash virtually and earn a bandanna, ribbon and the book Roots Run Deep by Zetta Elliott!
    Registration fee: $5.00

    All registration fees are non-refundable.

    Self Guided Course

    This year you can participate in a self-guided 5K run/walk in Lancaster City with a curated Race Against Racism playlist featuring music and spoken word about historic stops along the route to learn and experience Lancaster City’s history in an impactful way.

    In 2020, the Virtual Race Against Racism had more than 1,400 participants!

    2021 Partner Opportunities Now Available

    In light of recent events nationwide, now more than ever, we need you to take a stand against racism. We could not put on the Race Against Racism without our amazing community partners! Thank you for your overwhelming support to take a stand against racism and investing in your local community.

    To find out more about becoming a partner for the 2021 Race Against Racism download our Partnership Packet below

    Special thanks to our 2021 partners:

    Premier Sponsor


    Hero Sponsor

    Champion Sponsors

    Peace Sponsors

    Justice Sponsors

    Media Sponsors

    Dignity Sponsors

    • BB&T
    • Creative Packaging Solutions, Inc.
    • Four Seasons Produce, Inc.
    • Kegels Produce
    • Hess Brothers Fruit Company
    • Lancaster Theological Seminary
    • Members 1st
    • Red Rose Sanitation
    • Sager, Swisher and Company, LLP
    • Tippets Weaver Architects
    • Wegman’s

    2020 YWCA Lancaster Virtual Race Against Racism Pictures