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Event Info:
Now in its seventeenth 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 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 14 at 12pm. 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 starts6/19/2016 7:30 am
5K walk/run starts6/19/2016 7:45 am
Youth Mile (8-13 year olds) starts6/19/2016 9:00 am
Youth 1/2 Mile (7 & under) starts6/19/2016 9:15 am
Awards presentation6/19/2016 9:45 am
Fees:
10K RUN: $39.00
Price will increase to $39 on April 1st! Runs are chip-timed. Price includes all processing fees.

5K RUN: $39.00
Price will increase to $39 on April 1st! Runs are chip-timed. Price includes all processing fees.

WALK: $39.00
Price will increase to $39 on April 1st! Walk any distance up to 5K! Price includes all processing fees.

YOUTH MILE: $12.00
For children 13 and under. Price includes all processing fees.

Rewards:

  
Participant Level
Raise $150 and win!  
Help support our work! Once you've registered, you can start your race against hate by encouraging your family and friends to sponsor you. The funds you help raise will support the racial justice and violence prevention work of the YWCA Evanston/North Shore. All participants who choose this option and raise $150, over and above the registration fee, will receive a Race Against Hate cotton beanie cap. Anyone who goes on to raise $100 more (a total of $250) will also earn a large Race Against Hate umbrella!
   

  
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