Race Against Racism

The longest consecutive running race against racism in the USA!


April 27th – Race Day 2019

Mark your calendars! YWCA Lancaster’s Race Against Racism is Saturday, April 27 at 9 AM, and will be held rain or shine.

Saint James Team

A message from our team captain Bruce Nickles: “Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your legs.” (slight paraphrase of Mark Anthony speech) Lent has begun and you’re ready to rumble or at least hobble. So don’t forget to sign up! If you have signed up, thanks. Come walk or run with over 3,000 others to embrace our vibrant community in all its diversity!

Registration Process

  • Click here to register.
  • Enter your personal information.
  • On the Team Selection, click Join an Existing Team and search for Saint James Harriers*. Select our team and continue with your registration.
  • Bruce Nickles will pick up racing bibs and t-shirts for the team. (You do not need to go to packet pick-up.)
  • On race day, pick up your packet in the forum room between 8 – 8:30 AM. We will have a team photo and prayer at 8:30 AM. During the race, someone will remain in the parish house to guard any valuables.

Registration Fees

All registration fees are non-refundable.

  • $30 – Adult/Team Registration through April 8, 2019
  • $35 – Adult Registration, April 9 through April 26, 2019
  • $40 – Adult Registration, Race Day, April 27, 2019
  • $12 – Child Registration (14 years or younger), through April 26
  • $15 – Child Registration (14 years or younger), Race Day
  • April 27, 2019. $5 – Kids Fun Run, now through Race Day.

Registration includes a t-shirt and a reusable Race Against Racism water bottle, while supplies last. For additional information about the race, or to see the race course, click here. Have questions? Contact Bruce Nickles for more information.

Register here

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.

The 2018 Saint James Harriers

2018 Saint James Harriers

Team captain Bruce Nickles (top row, far right) led the mighty Saint James Harriers in this year’s Race Against Racism. Saint James was awarded a certificate of achievement for the largest team from a place of worship.

Isabel Bentz (left)accepts our certificate of achievement for the largest team from a place of worship!


Did we mention Isabel also took First Place, in a field of 90 other women, with a time of 25:29? That’s a pace/mile of 8:19!


Congratulations Isabel! You rocked it girl!

*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.