13th Annual Race Against Racism

Soldier's Grove
Commonwealth Avenue and State Streets
Harrisburg, PA 17101
United States
Sat, Apr 29, 2017 -
8:30 am to 12:00 pm

On Saturday, April 29, 2017 the YWCA Greater Harrisburg will hold its 13th Annual Race Against Racism. This 5K run/walk is a mission-driven event promoting awareness of racism in our community and raises vital funds to support our racial justice programs throughout the year.

This marks the second year holding the Race Against Racism in the heart of Harrisburg - starting and ending at Soldier's Grove and following a route through downtown and midtown. The YWCA is proud to call this city our home, where we have been rooted for 122 years. The Race is a great opportunity for people of all ages to engage with the city in a fun and unique way.

In years past, over 700 people have participated in the 5K run/walk and the accompanying Humanity Fest, which features culturally diverse performers, food trucks, and children's activities.

Pre-registration is now closed.  Race-day registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. until the race start at 8:30 a.m. The Annual Kid's Fun Run will take place at 10:00 a.m. during the Humanity Fest.

We look forward to seeing you on race day!

If you or your organization is interested in sponsoring the 13th Annual Race Against Racism, click here to view the sponsorship opportunities.


Don't miss the chance to host an exhibitor table at the race and Humanity Festival. Click here to view the the Exhibitor Registration form.


Volunteer Opportunities

The YWCA is seeking volunteers for the Race Against Racism for set-up, clean-up and route marshalls during the race. If you are interested in volunteering for the race, please click here to sign up.


Parking Options


There are several parking options available for race day. There is metered parking available around Soldier's Grove and can be paid via cash or credit card. The rate is $3.00 per hour payable in 15-minute increments by either quarters, credit cards or Smart Cards. Payment can also be made through the Parkmobile App which can be downloaded to your smart phone. You can then setup an account and immediately begin using the system with your registered mobile phone. 

You can get 4 hours of free metered parking on race day starting at 8am by using promo code: LUVHBG

The following parking garages are available at the rate of $10 for up to 2 hours or $15 for up to 4 hours.


-Locust Street Garage (.3 miles): 220 South Street

-Harrisburg University Garage (.3 miles): 326 Market Street

-7th Street Garage (.4 miles):  801 North 7th Street

-5th Street Garage (.4 miles): 14 North 5th Street

-South Street Garage (.5 miles): 220 South Street





The YWCA would like to thank our Platinum Sponsors of the 13th Annual Race Against Racism.














The YWCA would like to thank our Gold Sponsors of the 13th Annual Race Against Racism.








The YWCA would like to thank our Silver Sponsors of the 13th Annual Race Against Racism.


Islamic Society of Greater Harrisburg




The YWCA would like to thank our Bronze Sponsors of the 13th Annual Race Against Racism.



Bryn Mawr Trust


Dawood Engineering


Department of Corrections


Hershey Entetainment and Resorts


PennLive.com and the Patriot News


PinnacleHealth Systems


The Foundation for Enhancing Communities



The YWCA would like to thank our Community Sponsors of the 13th Annual Race Against Racism.



Deloitte Consulting


Committee to Elect Judge Serratelli


Lower Susquehanna Synod


Members First Credit Union


Penn State Harrisburg


Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency




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