Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate

What does it mean to Race Against Hate...in place?

Since we can’t come together physically on Race Day, we hope you’ll embrace the spirit of the Racein June. Become a Race Hero by making a donation to support our work. In addition:

  • Put on one of your old race tee-shirts (or get creative and design your own Race tee-shirt!) 
  • Run or walk a 5K (3.1 miles) anytime between June 1 and June 21 (respecting social distancing, of course!). This can be done wherever you are – on a treadmill; around your neighborhood; around a track at a school; or even the 5k, 10k or youth mile/half mile Race course along the lake – it’s your choice! 
  • Share your Race photos and favorite Race memories. Take a selfie while you Race Against Hate “in place” or share your favorite memory on social media with the hashtag #RaceAgainstHate. Post on Twitter or Instagram and you’ll see your photo pop up in the gallery on our Race Against Hate website. We want to see the spirit of the Race and our communities come together in unity, virtually, combating hatred in all its forms.
  • Embrace healing, community, and equity by tuning in from wherever you are to three exciting free virtual learning events we have planned for June: a racial healing circle, a community conversation on race, and a special panel discussion featuring Sherialyn Byrdsong. Learn more here.

Different Locations. Shared Experience. A Community United. You will have accomplished what the Race is all about. 

Whether you race every year or have never stepped foot on our lakefront course, we need you this year more than ever. Be a Race Hero.