Join us for the 2024 Race Against Racism 5K Walk/Run on April 27, 2024 at PFW.
The theme is "Ally Up!" and we will focus on building allies to help shape our community's youth, creating a more inclusive future.
Adult tickets are $40, student tickets (ages 15-23) are $20, and children 14 and under are $10. This early-bird pricing ends March 31, so make sure to sign up and secure your spot today!
Our Couch to 5K Training Plan begins the week of February 18th and provides workouts and resources all the way up until race day!
The event is chip timed, and packet pickup begins at 9am with a race start time at 10am. Awards will be given out based on the following age categories and gender selection: 14 and under, 15 – 24, 25 – 34, 35 – 44, 45 – 54, 55 – 64, 65 – 74, 75+ as well as top finisher overall for each gender category.
YWCA Northeast Indiana’s annual Race Against Racism 5K Walk/Run provides an opportunity for the community to come together in solidarity for racial justice. 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 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.
To pledge your support for our 2024 event, please complete our Sponsor Packet and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Things to look forward to
Individual and Team Fundraising
We have a new platform this year that makes it easy to start your individual or team fundraiser for racial justice during the registration process. Click to “Become a Racial Justice Fundraiser” on the Donate page to set up your fundraiser and send it out to friends and family to gather donations! You can also search for someone’s team or fundraiser and donate to that during the registration process.
Couch to 5K Training Plan
YWCA is excited to offer our Couch to 5K Training Plan for race registrants again this year! This 10 week training plan starts the week of February 18th 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. Additionally, YWCA has added some resources along the way that will build your anti-racism muscles as well.
Speaking of anti-racism muscles, everyone is invited to join YWCA either virtually or in-person on Thursday, March 7th for our first Diversity Dialogue of 2024 focusing on women’s work. YWCA’s Racial Justice programming is embracing 2024 as the “Year of the Ally.” We invite you to join us for this free event as we “Ally Up!” before the Race Against Racism. 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.