2022 Race Against Racism

Race Against Racism, April 30, 2022

YWCA Lancaster’s 24th Annual Race Against Racism
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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 24th year and longest-running Race Against Racism in the country on April 30, 2022.

Partner opportunities available.

2022 Partner Opportunities

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The 5k Race!

Run with us in our 24th year and longest-running Race Against Racism in the country. Run or walk a distance of 5K on our traditional route, or take a new self-guided course through historic Lancaster. The choice is yours! Don’t forget to share your photos on social using #RARLancaster!

The Kids’ Fun Run!
Kids 12 and under can participate in a 100 yard dash. Earn a bandana and a ribbon.

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 open now!

All registration fees are non-refundable.

Self Guided Course

Continued this year, is the 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.


Online Individual Adult Registration
Now through April 6: $30 Adult Registration
April 7 – April 29: $35 Adult registration
Day of (April 30): $40

Online Individual Child (14 and under) Registration
Now through April 6:$12 Child Registration
April 7 – April 29:$15 Child Registration
Day of (April 30): $20

  • *Scholarships are available for students. To hear more call 717-393-1735.

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. (Must be registered by 11:59 p.m. on March 31 to be guaranteed a T-shirt. Registration fees are non-refundable)

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 6. However, ANYONE can join your team through April 29 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 bandana and a ribbon. Registration fee: $5.00

All registration fees are non-refundable.

In 2021, the Race Against Racism had more than 2,400 participants!

2022 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 2022 Race Against Racism download our Partnership Packet below

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Special thanks to our 2022 partners:

Hero Sponsor

Champion Sponsors

Justice Sponsors

Media Sponsors

Freedom Sponsors

Dignity Sponsors

2021 YWCA Lancaster Virtual Race Against Racism Pictures