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Event: 'Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate' Print
Community Event

Date: Sunday, June 20, 2010 - 7:30 am
Contact Info:
847-864-8445, ext. 21.
Email: raceagainsthate@ywcae-ns.org

YWCA Evanston/North Shore

June 20, 2010 at Long Field in Evanston starting at 7:30 am 

Because of Ricky’s lifelong love of sports and his compelling work with young people in the community, the Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate was launched to honor his legacy and bring attention to the need to combat hatred in all its forms. In 2007, Sherialyn Byrdsong entrusted the Race to the YWCA Evanston/North Shore to steward into the future. Today, the Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate annually draws thousands of participants from throughout Chicagoland to join together to declare that racism is not tolerated. Proceeds benefit the work of the YWCA Evanston/North Shore, especially in areas of violence prevention and racial equity.

Comprised of chip-timed 5K and 10K runs, a 5K walk and a fun youth mile, the Race also features on field refreshments, entertainment and fun field activities for the whole family. Add to that technical t-shirts in women's and unisex cuts (available to the first 3,000 5K/10K registrants who pick up their packets), great give-away bags, a fast, flat, and scenic race course along Lake Michigan and a great cause and you have a positive community event you won't want to miss!