Race Against Racism 5K Walk/Run


Our fourth annual Race Against Racism will be held on Saturday, April 26th, 2025.

Stay tuned for sponsorship opportunities!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2024 event. With your help, we raised over $23,000 for racial justice! We could not have done it without our sponsors, donors, volunteers, community partners, and attendees! Building a more just and equitable community takes all of us!

The Race Against Racism 5K Walk/Run raises 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.

What to Expect

Scenic Route: Discover the beauty of Purdue Fort Wayne in the spring as you run/walk through their picturesque campus, even crossing over the St. Joseph River! The course will be lined with local and national statistics surrounding racial justice.

Family-Friendly and Accessible: Bring the whole family for a day of fitness, fun, and allyship! The course is fully accessible for wheelchairs. Leashed pets and strollers are welcome at no additional cost. However, for just $5 you could enter your dog in the Pup Run! Learn more below!

Community Support: Every step you take supports a worthy cause, with proceeds from the event benefiting YWCA’s racial justice efforts. 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.

Music & Activities: Keep your energy high with live music and activities throughout the event!

Community Partners:
Local organizations will be joining us, so get excited to stop by their tables and learn about their work in our community. Meet our partners here!

Additional Racial Justice Offerings

Diversity Dialogues
Speaking of anti-racism muscles, we invite you to check out the recap of our March 7th Diversity Dialogue, which focused on Women’s Work. YWCA’s Racial Justice programming is embracing 2024 as the “Year of the Ally.” Our next event is on June 13th and will explore the resources our community offers in aiding the mental, emotional, and social development for our children. Learn more and register by visiting our website.

Diversity 101 Training
YWCA Northeast Indiana offers a Diversity 101 program that looks at key terms, issues, implicit bias, and provides resources for diversity within your workplace. This interactive two hour training can be customized for your organization. Learn more about our trainings on our website.

“Are you an AllY?” Blog Series
“Ally” in recent years refers specifically to a person supporting a marginalized group. For this blog series, we capitalize the “Y” in “AllY” to emphasize the connection between YWCA Northeast Indiana’s dedication to eliminating racism and the allyship focus of the blog. Visit our website for monthly posts surrounding various aspects of being an ally.

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

Race Against Racism 5K Walk/Run 2024

Race Against Racism 5K Walk/Run 2023

Race Against Racism 5K Walk/Run 2022