Race Against Racism

The longest consecutive running race against racism in the USA!


April 24 – May 22, 2021

Saint James Harriers*

A message from our team captain Bruce Nickles: “Greetings! Your slightly heavier Captain is back for yet another year. I blame the pandemic, not the beers and whoopie pies I guzzled. So it’s time to move from sagging to svelte by joining the Saint James Harriers team for the VIRTUAL Race Against Racism. See details below. We will be in touch once you signup about getting T-shirts and water bottles. (BTW, I still have several t-shirts from last year in the trunk of my old Toyota)

Run with the YWCA in their 23rd year and longest-running Race Against Racism in the country by racing your way April 24 – May 22, 2021. Run or walk a distance of 5K on the YWCA’s new self-guided course through historic Lancaster or choose your favorite trail, course or treadmill. The choice is yours! Don’t forget to share your photos on your favorite social media platform using #RARLancaster!

The choice is yours! Don’t forget to share your photos on your favorite social media platform using #RARLancaster!

The Kids’ Fun Run is going virtual too! Kids 12 and under can participate in a 100 yard dash virtually. Earn a bandanna and ribbon!

Let’s encourage each other and post our photo and video experiences on the Race Against Racism Facebook and Instagram pages (@RARLancaster) utilizing the hashtags #RARLancaster.


  • $30 Adult Registration
  • $12 Child (14 and under)
  • Registration (Must be registered by 11:59 p.m. on April 24 to participate. Registration fees are non-refundable)
  • Registration includes a t-shirt and a reusable Race Against Racism water bottle, while supplies last.

All registration fees are non-refundable. Registration ends May 21, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT.

Click here to register for the Saint James Harriers

Click here to visit the YWCA  website.

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.