Race Against Racism

The longest consecutive running race against racism in the USA!


April 25th – Race Day 2020

Mark your calendars! YWCA Lancaster’s Race Against Racism is Saturday, April 25 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.
  • Then click on the “Group/Teams” icon located right under the blue signup icon along the top
  • Type in Saint James Harriers – when team name pops up click on “join”
  • Enter your personal information
  • 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, 2020
  • $35 – Adult Registration, April 9 through April 24, 2020
  • $40 – Adult Registration, Race Day, April 25, 2020
  • $12 – Child Registration (14 years or younger), through April 25
  • $15 – Child Registration (14 years or younger), Race Day April 25, 2020
  • $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 2019 Saint James Harriers

Team captain Bruce Nickles (top row, second from the right) led the mighty Saint James Harriers in last year’s Race Against 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.