Sunday, April 16, 2017

Race Against Racism in Riverfront Park

Blogger's Note: The following was provided by YWCA Tri-County Area

Lace up your sneakers for the inaugural Race Against Racism, a 5K color run and walk to raise awareness and support for racial justice programming and events by the YWCA Tri-County Area, on Saturday, April 22, at Riverfront Park in Pottstown.

Early bird registration for this fun-filled event has been extended through April 21. 

Registration fees are: $15 for students K-12, $30 for adults, and $60 for families (up to five people from the same household).

Discounts for groups of five or more are: $25 per person for adults, and $12 per person for students K-12.

Registration is available online at

All participants will receive a T-shirt, sunglasses, a color packet, and finisher’s

Registration the morning of the race will be $15 for students, $35 for adults and $70 for families.

Runners begin the paved, mostly flat 5K (3.1 miles) course at 8:30 a.m.; walkers begin at 9 a.m.

Packet pickup begins at 7:30 a.m. at Pottstown’s Riverfront Park Trailhead, adjacent to Schuylkill River Heritage Area offices, 140 College Drive, Pottstown.

Race Against Racism is a family-friendly event with a fun color-powder twist that celebrates health, happiness, and inclusion. 

The event is held as a part of YWCA USA’s national Stand Against Racism, a signature campaign to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in our communities.
YWCA Tri-County Area (YW3CA) is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. 

YW3CA is a leader in women and girls’ advocacy, and works to eliminate racism and empower women through quality affordable childcare, adult literacy, youth development, and a host of programs to support the health and vitality of women, girls, and families.

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