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The YWCA Lancaster Race Against Racism is coming up on Saturday, April 26, starting at 9 AM. The Race starts and ends at Musser Park, East Chestnut and Lime Streets, in downtown Lancaster, and goes on rain or shine. You can run or walk or do both along the 5k/3.1 mile course. A Kids’ Fun Run begins at 10 AM.

This is a favorite event of ours, and it’s not just because we’ve provided pro bono design support since the race’s first year. It’s because, with its focus on eliminating racism and empowering women, the event deserves attention. A host of local businesses support the Race and more and more people participate every year.

Along with the Race, a Humanity Fest runs from 7 AM to noon, to showcase the cultural diversity of the local community. Ethnic foods, locally handmade crafts and fair trade products from around the world will be featured.

The Race Against Racism is a great way to spend a Saturday morning and an important way to show community spirit. Gather friends and family and join in!

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