13th Annual Race Against Racism
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.
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.
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
Department of Corrections
Hershey Entetainment and Resorts
PennLive.com and the Patriot News
The Foundation for Enhancing Communities
The YWCA would like to thank our Community Sponsors of the 13th Annual Race Against Racism.
Committee to Elect Judge Serratelli
Lower Susquehanna Synod
Members First Credit Union
Penn State Harrisburg
Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency