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22nd Running of the Race Against Racism

We are excited to celebrate 22 years running in 2020! This annual 5k run/walk through historic Lancaster is the longest consecutive-running Race Against Racism in the United States, is a staple of our community and is a family-friendly way to take a stand against racism.

Mark your calendars! YWCA Lancaster’s Race Against Racism is Saturday, April 25, 2020. Held rain or shine. The 5K run/walk kicks off at 9 a.m. and starts and ends at Musser Park, located at East Chestnut and North Lime streets in Lancaster.

All registration fees are non-refundable.

The Kids’ Fun Run is a dash for kids through age 12 and starts after the race at approximately 10:30 a.m. All kids will receive a participation ribbon. Registration fee: $5.00

In addition, Humanity Fest runs in conjunction with the Race Against Racism from 7 – 11:30 a.m. in Musser Park. Explore the cultural diversity of our community through food and locally handmade crafts. Multiple food trucks will be on site.


Rev Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Join us for a community wide celebration of the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a book reading, refreshments and fun activities for children.

What:  Kids, ages from birth to age 12, will be able to make crafts relating to peace, diversity and the life of Dr. King. We will be playing excerpts from his most famous speeches. There will also be book readings and children in attendance will receive their own copy of the book used for their reading. Light refreshments will be served.

Cost:   FREE – but we do request that you RSVP at https://ywcalancaster.org/mlkday/

When: Monday January 20, 2020.

Activities take place on the hour from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Where: YWCA Lancaster, 110 N. Lime Street, Lancaster, PA  17602

Special Thanks: Willow Valley Communities for providing the books.

The event is free and open to the public.



hero Showcase during the ExtraGive

Will you be our hero during the Extraordinary Give?

At this year’s ExtraGive, we will set up in Penn Square outside the Blakinger Thomas, P.C. Building. Stop by to win prizes and participate by painting on the community canvas.

Another canvas will be set up to showcase the live painting of local artist Loryn Spangler Jones, owner of LSJ Studios. The final piece will be her interpretation of the services YWCA offers, including child care, housing placement, and sexual assault support.
Learn about YWCA Lancaster’s ExtraGive event: extragive.org/organizations/ywca-lancaster.