Race Against Racism 5K Walk/Run

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! Recognition will be given to the team that raises the most funds.

Thank you for coming out today!

Race results can be viewed here.

SAVE THE DATE:   Saturday, April 29, 2023

Location:  Walb Student Union, Purdue Fort Wayne

Participants should be prepared for inclement weather. If it should rain, we will proceed with the race as scheduled unless deemed unsafe (ex: lightening or heavy rain). In the event the race needs to be cancelled, there will be no refunds. We thank you for your gift towards our racial justice programming.


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*

Ticket pricing: 

Adults - $40 (T-shirt included)
Students - $25 (T-shirt included)
Children -$15, 14 and under (T-shirt not included)

April 13th is the last day to register and guarantee a T-shirt.

Pre-registration will run through Thursday, April 27. Day-of registration for the same prices as above will be available at the event. Please plan to arrive around 9:00 AM if you plan to register day-of.

Strollers are welcome and there is no fee for children riding in strollers or to bring a stroller.
The course is wheelchair accessible.

*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!

Start Training!

This 10 week training plan starts the week of February 19 and will take you all the way from the couch to the finish line on race day. The training regimen is endorsed by Three Rivers Running Company and is compatible with training to walk or run, your choice.

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