YWCA Evanston/North Shore

Ricky Byrdsong Memorial
Race Against Hate

10K Run | 5K Run | Walk | Youth Mile
Sunday, June 17, 2012

Online registration is now closed. Please pre-register in person at one of the packet pick-up locations, or register on Race Day at Long Field in Evanston starting at 6:15 am.

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Event Information

Event Info:
Now in its fifteenth year, the Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate was launched to honor the legacy of Ricky Byrdsong and bring attention to the need to combat hatred in all its forms. Entrusted to the YWCA Evanston/North Shore in 2006, the Race Against Hate is comprised of chip-timed 5K and 10K runs, a 5K walk and a fun youth mile. The event also features on-field refreshments, music and fun for the whole family. Add to that technical t-shirts in women's and unisex cuts, great give-away bags, a fast, flat, and scenic race course along Lake Michigan and a great cause, and you have a positive community event you won't want to miss! Proceeds from the Race benefit the work of the YWCA Evanston/North Shore, especially in areas of violence prevention and racial equity. Online registration will close Tuesday, June 10 at 5pm. After that time, please plan on registering at a packet pick-up or on Race Day.
Event Location:
Long Field at the corner of Sheridan Road and Lincoln Street in Evanston, Illinois

Event Schedule:

10K starts6/17/2012 7:30 am
5K walk/run starts6/17/2012 7:45 am
Youth Mile (9-13 year olds) starts6/17/2012 9:00 am
Youth Mile (8 & under) starts6/17/2012 9:15 am
Awards presentation6/17/2012 9:30 am
10K RUN, 5K RUN, WALK: $35.00
Runs are chip-timed. Walk any distance up to 5K! Price will increase to $35 on June 1. Price includes all processing fees.

YOUTH MILE: $10.00
For children 13 and under. Price includes all processing fees.


Participant Level
New: Raise $250 and receive a Sweatshirt!  
This new website allows participants to choose to raise funds on behalf of the YWCA Evanston/North Shore with a personal web page and the Friends Asking Friends feature. All participants who choose this option and raise $250, over and above the registration fee, online by June 12 will receive a "Race Against Hate - It's Worth The Sweat" charcoal grey sweathirt as a thank you gift! (Limit one sweatshirt per person)


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