2022 Race Against Racism

We're back in person for 2022!

Be part of the biggest and longest consecutively run Race Against Racism in the nation!

We know we have far to go on our journey to eliminate racism, but together we can make change.

Join with your community to name the need, unite with your friends, neighbors and coworkers, and create change. A 5K race cannot end racism but naming the need is vital, and every step we take together makes a difference. 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.

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.

April 30, 2022

9 am, Musser Park Lancaster City

There are three ways to race!

5k Race

Back in-person at Musser Park, rain or shine! The race you know and love: a certified 5 kilometers/3.1 mile course looping through Lancaster City with timing clocks at the one and two-mile marks.

See the race route

Kids' Fun Run

A 100 yard dash for kids through age 12, that kicks off after the 5k race at approximately 10:30 a.m.

Registration is required. All children receive a participation ribbon!


Self-Guided Historical Race

Back by popular demand! Helping local history come alive, the self-guided course will feature a curated Race Against Racism playlist with music and local voices about historic stops along the route to learn and experience Lancaster City’s history in an impactful way.

Registration and pricing

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.

Packet Pickup

Please note:

Individual and Team Packet pick up will be held the week of April 25th and if you have registered for the in person race, you will be issued a paper bid at that time. Virtual participants can download their own bib right here on our registration page. Team Packets must be picked up in their entirety by the team captain and are available during all Packet Pick Up timeslots. We encourage pick up of teams early in the week to aid you in simple and efficient distribution to your team members.

Packet Pick Up Schedule

Wednesday, April 27, 1 PM – 6 PM
Thursday, April 28, 10 AM – 6 PM
Friday, April 29, 10 AM – 6 PM
Saturday, April 30, 7:00 AM – 8:45 AM
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.

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


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 during race week in April through 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!

Special thanks to our 2022 partners:

Premier Sponsor

Hero Sponsor

Champion Sponsors

Media Sponsors

2021 YWCA Lancaster Virtual Race Against Racism Pictures