The 13th annual Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate, presented by Allstate, will take place on June 17 at Long Field, Lincoln Street at Sheridan Road. It will include chip-timed 5K and 10K runs, a 5K walk and a fun youth mile.
The event, hosted by the YWCA Evanston/North Shore, also features on-field refreshments and music.
The 10K race begins at 7:30 a.m., the 5K walk/run will start shortly thereafter and the youth mile, an out and back course on Sheridan Road, kicks off at 9:00 a.m. Pre-registration is already up 50% percent over the same time last year, with over 1,400 people registered. Those interested may register, start a team, join a team, or sponsor friends and family who are participating at www.ywca.org/raceagainsthate.
Pre-registration is ongoing, with a fee of $35 for the 5K/10K and $10 for the youth mile, which includes a free technical t-shirt for the first 3,400 5K/10K registrants and a cotton t-shirt to the first 500 youth milers to pick up their packets.
Online registration will close at 5 p.m. on June 12; registration and packet pick-up after then will be on race day.
Participants can also register on Race Day beginning at 6:15 a.m. for a $39 fee; registration for youth mile is $15 at the Race. More information and registration are available at www.ywca.org/raceagainsthate or call by calling 847-864-8445.