Saturday, April 14, 2018

YWCA to Host Race Against Racism on June 23

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

Lace up your sneakers for the 2nd annual 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, June 23, at Riverfront Park in Pottstown.

This event has been re-scheduled from the original date of April 28.

Registration fees are:  
Adult: (18+): $30 before 4/20, $40 after; 
Student: (grades K-12): $15 before 4/20, $20 after; 
Family (up to 5 participants/2 adults maximum): $60 before 4/20, $70 after.

Registration is available online at www.

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. 

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

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. 

Local sponsors include Wawa and Herr’s.

YWCA Tri-County Area is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. YWCA Tri-County Area is a leader in women and girls’ advocacy and works to eliminate racism and empower women through quality affordable early education, adult literacy, youth development, and a host of programs to support the health and vitality of women, girls, and families.

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