The Race is on, but virtual this year!
Due to advanced planning needs, YWCA Evanston/North Shore had to make the decision in March that it might be unsafe for us to come together as a community in June for the Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate. Instead of coming together by the thousands on the field, we'll come together on the course over the course of a weekend!
Let's keep the spirit of the Ricky Byrdsong Race Against Hate strong.
Now in its 22nd year, the Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate was launched to honor the legacy of Ricky Byrdsong and to bring attention to the need to combat hatred in all its forms.
The Race Against Hate brings together thousands of people from all over Chicagoland to run and walk in unity against racial hatred and violence. Whether you’re a casual walker or a competitive runner, we need you on the course!
"One of Ricky’s favorite quotes, that he patterned his life after, and tried to instill in his family, friends and players was, “The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. We have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change the past. We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you react to it." This Race Against Hate is our 90%. We have responded to Ricky’s death in a way that would make him proud." -Sherialyn Byrdsong
Proceeds from the Race Against Hate are used to further the mission of YWCA Evanston/North Shore. Your donations: