YWCA to Host 7th Annual Race Against Racism

Rebecca Agababian ’21 , Associate News Editor

On Saturday, April 28, the YWCA of Carlisle will be hosting its 7th annual Race Against Racism, a 5k run/walk that is “an opportunity to utilize an educational community-centered event to deliver an important message concerning the realities and effects of racism” says Katelynn Edger, fund development manager of the YWCA Carlisle.

The route starts and ends at the YWCA of Carlisle, which is located at 301 G Street. The path leads through several Carlisle neighborhoods, including Carlisle High School’s campus.

According to Edger, “48 local girls from Mooreland Elementary, Lamberton Middle School, and Mt. Holly Springs will participate, partially on scholarships.”

Edger added that the event usually attracts up to 200 racers not including those who watch and cheer on the participants. This year’s race will be followed by a “food truck rodeo and community festival afterwards” according to Edger.

“Typically it raises around $5,000,” says Edger, “but we are hoping with the additions of the food truck rodeo and community festival to surpass [past years.]”

Proceeds from both the race and food truck event will go toward the YWCA of Carlisle’s racial justice programming for the coming year and support their “mission to eliminate racism, empower women and girls, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all,” as said on the race sign-up website.