Race Against Racism 5K is an accessible run/walk on a flat course around Lake Nokomis on August 8. Gather your friends, families and colleagues for a casual (or competitive) 3.1-mile run or walk in a safe, distanced outdoor setting. Open to all ages and genders. Strollers are welcome!
This run/walk supports YWCA’s mission and work to eliminate racism and empower women. After a year of virtual events, we are excited for our community of athletes, supporters and social justice advocates to come together in person and celebrate the strength and resilience in us all.
Date: Sunday, August 8
Time: First wave starts at 9:00 am
Location: Lake Nokomis
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that racism, both structural and interpersonal, has a direct, negative effect on the mental and physical health of millions of people in America. This is even more intensified as our nation continues to face the intersecting crises of COVID-19 and racism.
Race Against Racism is an opportunity for us to come together in the spirit of health and solidarity to raise awareness of this crisis and support YWCA’s Racial Justice programs. Together, we can promote health and wellness for all.
Become an ambassador and raise awareness and funds that propel our mission forward! Ambassadors receive tools, templates, personalized support and great perks to help meet their fundraising goals. Your $40 registration fee will automatically go toward your fundraising goal.
Funds raised through this event go directly to our Racial Justice and Public Policy programs. YWCA Minneapolis empowers our community with the tools to fight inequities at every level. We deliver the insights and skills to help people take a stand against racism and create a more equitable world for everyone.
Our workshops, events, consulting services and advocacy work to:
Need some training to get to 5K? No problem. Our personal trainers have created a free training plan to help. We’ve included options for beginner and intermediate athletes.
It’s summer – time for new tanks, tees, and lightweight long sleeves that go with everything! Check out our new Race Against Racism clothing and great deals on last year’s merch. Order by July 6 to guarantee pick-up on race day, August 8!
Your support helps fund YWCA Minneapolis’ Racial Justice programs, which empower our community with the tools to fight inequities at every level. We deliver the insights and skills to help people take a stand against racism and create a more equitable world for everyone.
With your sponsorship, your organization will become a visible racial justice champion, supporting programs that empower community members to address racial inequities on interpersonal, institutional and systemic levels.
Questions? Contact Rachael Weiker at email@example.com.
We acknowledge that YWCA facilities and this event take place on Indigenous land. The Dakota, Anishinaabe and Indigenous people from other Native nations lived here for thousands of years before being removed through genocide, ethnic cleansing and forced removal. We wish to pay respects to these communities, both past and present.
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