YWCA Race Against Racism Goes Virtual

YWCA Lancaster announced that the longest consecutive-running Race Against Racism in the United States will transition to a Virtual Race this year...

The YWCA Lancaster announced that the longest consecutive-running Race Against Racism in the United States will be held virtually this year to prioritize the health and safety of the runners, volunteers and staff following recommended guidelines from CDC health and government officials.

“Our mission must go on. We are excited to provide a positive opportunity for our community to persevere and unite together virtually to take a stand against racism,” said Stacie Blake, Chief Executive Officer of the YWCA Lancaster, “We thank our generous sponsors and supporters for standing with us during this unprecedented time.”

All Race Against Racism participants will run or walk a distance of 5K (3.1 miles) on a treadmill, trail, track or road anytime between 12:00AM on March 25 and 11:59PM on April 25 then will encourage and connect their experiences with each other through a Race Against Racism Facebook or Instagram page utilizing the hashtags #RARLancaster #VirtualRace. In addition, the Kids Fun Run – 100 Yard Dash for children 12 and under will take place virtually too.

By joining the YWCA Lancaster in this Virtual 5K or Kids Fun Run, participants are supporting YWCA Lancaster’s social justice and advocacy programs, and those who seek peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. To learn more or sign up, visit ywcalancaster.org/raceagainstracism

YWCA Lancaster is dedicated to the elimination of racism, the empowerment of women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Since 1889 they have served children and adults in the community through a variety of programs. Current offerings include the Racial Justice Institute, Dorothy Height Book Club and Lunch & Learns on current topics; Kepler Hall Residence, home to fifty women, men and children; YWonderful Kids providing child enrichment for ages six weeks to five years and before/after school care in a number of settings; Sexual Assault Prevention and Counseling Center with a 24 hour hotline and no cost professional counseling for survivors of sexual assault and their loved ones; and TechGYRLS offering STEM activities through summer camp for girls ages 9-14.

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