Race Against Racism
The longest consecutive running race against racism in the USA!
April 29, 2023 | 9 AM
Saint James Harriers*
An inspiring message from our team captain Bruce Nickles:
Friends, Romans, Cross Country persons lend me your ear…. Yes, it’s that time again. Time to join the Saint James Harriers and run, walk, shuffle, crawl or whatever at the 2023 Race against Racism. Once again I will somewhat humbly serve as your Captain (actually after serving, lo these many years, I need a promotion to general, admiral, czar….). It’s really easy to sign up. Just click the link below, then click on “groups/teams” then type in – Saint James Harriers – in the box and click join. Fill out the form and pay the fee of $35. If you have any question/problems just let me know.
Despite my advanced age, I still plan to run. I recently ran with two of my granddaughters who are 14 and 12. The 12 year old told me as we jogged, “Pop Pop, I think I can walk and keep up with you.” Then after we finished the 5k, the 14 year old came up to me and said “Pop Pop, are you sure you are okay?”. Yet I press on and I hope you do too!
Register for race (link is below) and then at the bottom of the registration check the box asking if you want to join a team – our team name is the Saint James Harriers. Any questions just email me or text me at 610-698-0407. Feel free to forward this email to others who may be interested. Click here to email me. Thanks.
$35- Adult/Team Registration through April 5
Each year, Saint James participates in the annual Race Against Racism to help support the YWCA’s social justice and advocacy programs. The YWCA is the oldest and largest multi-racial women’s organization in the world. Since its inception in 1855, it has been at the forefront of working for justice, equity and peace through the elimination of racism.
*In the 1830s, English schoolboys developed a game called Hares and Hounds: “Hounds” would chase “hares,” who would leave paper trails through woods and hills for the hounds to follow. A group of Londoners took up the game in 1867 as a way to stay in shape and adopted the name Harriers.