2021 Race Against Racism

Save the Date: April 24, 2021
YWCA Lancaster’s 23rd Annual Race Against Racism

T-Shirt Pickup

T-Shirt pickup will take place at YWCA Lancaster during the following dates and times. We cannot make exceptions because of the volume of participating teams and individuals racers.

Individual T-Shirt Pickup

  • Monday, July 13, from 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 14, from 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 15, from 5–7 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 16, from 2–4 p.m.
  • Friday, July 17, from 2 – 4 p.m.

Why We Race Against Racism

Our mission still continues. The last few years have felt like a crucial era in our nation, and we believe that fighting racism is more important than ever. It starts with recognizing our country’s long history with racism and its impact on our systems, structures, and institutions. If we want a just, peaceful society, it is our mutual responsibility to address racism. YWCA Lancaster has a track record of faithfully pursuing its mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. 

A 5K race cannot end racism, but it can provide an opportunity for our community to come together, have some fun, and show our united support for making a difference. When thousands of women, men, and children run and walk through Lancaster’s streets, you can feel the energy! Come join us. 

Money raised from the Race Against Racism funds YWCA Lancaster’s  Social Justice and Advocacy programs, and supports those who seek peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. We appreciate your support. 


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


Want to be part of an important, long-standing and FUN event? If you aren’t a runner, but still want to support the Race Against Racism, there are many volunteer opportunities available. We couldn’t hold this event without our dedicated, hard-working volunteers to fill so many key roles!

Volunteer opportunities are available starting on Monday, July 13, and running through Friday, July 17. Race Day. This is limited to include helping at the T-Shirt pickup!

It takes an army to put on the Race Against Racism, so we greatly appreciate your willingness to volunteer for this event.

If you are interested in volunteering for the event, then we want to hear from you!  Information is here.

Thank you!

In 2020, the Virtual Race Against Racism raised more than $61,000 for initiatives to eliminate racism!

Special thanks to our 2020 partners:

Premier Sponsor

Hero Sponsor



Peace Sponsors

Justice Sponsors

Media Sponsors

Dignity Sponsors

  • Alpha Dog Advertising
  • Bath Fitter
  • Blakinger Thomas
  • Certified Carpet
  • Harvest Moon Bagel Co.
  • Holiday Inn Lancaster
  • Kegel’s Produce
  • Lancaster Museum of Art
  • Lancaster Theological Seminary
  • Michener’s Engraving
  • Orangetheory Lancaster & Orangetheory Lancaster West
  • Red Rose Sanitation
  • Sager, Swisher and Company, LLP
  • W.B. Mason


2019 YWCA Lancaster Race Against Racism Pictures