YWCA Lancaster Race Against Racism 5K


Event Date

Sat, Apr 30, 2016


Lancaster, PA


Activity Today Later

Timed - Timed Adult 15 and older

$25 $25 Closed

Timed - Timed Children 14 and younger

$10 $10 Closed

Untimed - Untimed Adult 15 and older

$25 $30 Closed

Untimed - Untimed Children 14 and under

$10 $10 Closed

About This Activity

The 2016 YWCA Lancaster Race Against Racism will be held on Saturday, April 30 at 9 a.m. rain or shine. The race starts and ends at Musser Park located at East Chestnut and North Lime streets in downtown Lancaster. The Kids’ Fun Run starts after the race at approximately 10 a.m.

Cash prizes are awarded to the top five female and top five male finishers; first place female and male finishers who live in the Susquehanna Valley; and the first place female and male finishers over the age of 40. Non-cash prizes are also awarded to the top three finishers in age group categories.

The proceeds of the race benefit YWCA Lancaster's Racial Justice Initiatives that foster healthy and constructive dialogue about race in the community.

Event details and schedule

The Course

The 5 kilometer/3.1 mile course takes participants on a loop around the McCaskey High School campus and will have clocks posted at the one and two mile marks. Strollers are permitted. However, for the safety of all participants, no bikes, scooters, in-line skates, or animals (except medical service animals) are permitted on the race course.


Team captains must first set up their team online and invite members to join. Team registration is online only and team members must register before April 20. Those wishing to join a team after that date must register as an individual and pick up their packets on regular individual packet pickup dates on Thursday, Friday or Saturday morning. Individuals are more than welcome to walk/run with a team on the day of the race.

Packet Pickup

Individual packet pick-up is available during the following times only:

Thursday April 28 from 4 to 7 p.m.

Friday April 29 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Race Day April 30 from 7 to 8:30 a.m.

Humanity Fest

YWCA Lancaster will host a multicultural festival, Humanity Fest, on Saturday, April 30 to coincide with the Race Against Racism. It is open to the public and will be held in Musser Park at the corner of N. Lime and E. Chestnut streets.

The festival will run from 7 a.m. to noon and explore the cultural diversity of our community with ethnic foods, locally handmade crafts and fair trade products from around the world. There will be displays about resources for equality and justice in Lancaster County.

Food stands and food trucks will be up and running before, during and after the race.

Paid parking is available at Lancaster City parking garages located at Queen and Chestnut streets, Duke St. between Chestnut and Orange streets and on E. King St. between Duke and Lime streets. Free parking is available up to two hours on streets near Musser park but those spots are limited.

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