YWCA Lancaster announced that the longest consecutive-running Race Against Racism in the United States will transition to a Virtual Race this year due to recommendation guidelines from CDC health and government officials and to prioritize the health and safety of everyone involved.
What is a Virtual Race?
Run or walk a distance of 5K or 3.1 miles on a treadmill, trail, track or road anytime between 12:00 a.m. March 25 through 11:59 p.m. April 25. You get to run your own race at your own pace from any location you choose while earning a commemorative t-shirt and reusable water bottle!
The Kids’ Fun Run is going virtual too!
Kids 12 and under can participate in a 100 yard dash virtually. Earn a bandanna and 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 #VirtualRace
Join Us At the Finish Line Celebration and Pick Up Your Swag!
A community celebration will be scheduled (date to be determined) so you can pick up your one-of-a-kind t-shirt and reusable water bottle for adult and child Race Against Racism participants and bandanna and ribbon for each Kids’ Fun Run participant.
Download your Virtual Bib
Virtual Individual Registration
Virtual Race Online Registration for individuals.
Already Registered? No action is necessary. Your registration will be automatically transitioned to the virtual race.
Need To Register?
$30 Adult Registration
$12 Child (14 and under) Registration
$5 Kids’ 100 Yard Fun Run
(Must be registered by 11:59 p.m. on April 25 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.
Virtual Team Registration
Virtual Race Online Registration for team captains.
Participating as a virtual team is a great way to come together for a common cause. Invite 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.
All registration fees are non-refundable.
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.
In 2019, the Race Against Racism and Humanity Fest raised more than $75,000 for initiatives to eliminate racism!
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