Race Against Racism 5K Walk/Run

SAVE THE DATE:   Saturday, April 29, 2023

Location:  Walb Student Union, Purdue Fort Wayne


Race Day Schedule:

9am - Day of Registration and Check-in begins
9:30am - YogaSix will host a pre-race stretch
10am - Race begins
11am - Award Ceremony*

Early-bird pricing: 

Adults - $30, T-shirt included
Students - $20, T-shirt included
Children -$10, 14 and under, no T-shirt included

Early-bird pricing ends on April 1, so register soon!

*Medals will be awarded after the race during the award ceremony at 11:00 a.m. for the fastest male and female runners in the below age categories. The overall male and female champion will each receive a $50 gift card to Three Rivers Running Company and all other winners will be entered into a raffle for two additional $50 gift cards to Three Rivers Running Company. The team who raised the most funds will receive a certificate and recognition as well. 

Age categories: (14 and under, 15-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, and 75+)

Thank you to our in-kind sponsor, Three Rivers Running Company!

Team Fundraising

Run with a team and raise money for YWCA! Enter your team name into the registration form when you sign up. Teams can be any size, and each member of the team needs to complete their own registration. Once you complete registration and note your team, our staff will add your team to our team fundraising form! Share this link with your family and friends to raise money for your team! Prizes will be awarded to the team that raises the most funds.

Come run with YWCA Northeast Indiana in our second annual Race Against Racism 5K Walk/Run! The event provides an opportunity for the community to come together in solidarity for racial justice. The event will focus on building equitable health through education on the intersection of race and health disparities. Race participants will receive a “couch to 5K” guide to prepare for the event, and education and engagement about equitable health will be offered leading up to the event and at the event. Building a more just and equitable community takes all of us, so YWCA wants to offer community members the opportunity to run the race against racism, together.

The Race Against Racism 5K Walk/Run will raise funds for YWCA’s racial justice efforts, which include community events and organizing, assessing community priority areas for racial justice, working with BIPOC-led groups, and developing educational content to share with Fort Wayne and the northeast Indiana community.

See recaps of past Race Against Racism 5K Walk/Run events below:

Race Against Racism 5K Walk/Run 2022