Hatred awareness race reaches 14th anniversary

June 12, 2013 by  

Now celebrating its 14th year, the Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race against Hate is giving families another chance to come out and support a great cause.

The race was originally set up to honor the basketball coach’s legacy and to bring awareness to hatred and discrimination of all forms. Banner printing, poster printing, and flyer printing may have been used by the organizers to promote and advertise this race to people in this community and the surrounding districts.

The organizers of this event invite both the casual walker and the competitive runner to take part and help raise awareness about hate crimes and much more. During the race, there will be refreshments, as well as fun activities for the entire family. All participants will receive technical T-shirts, be able to participate in some great networking, and obtain give-away bags, as well as awards and prizes.
A fast-paced, flat race, it offers a scenic and leisurely course along Lake Michigan for those who are walking. It is part of the ‘Let’s Move: Race Series 2013’ sponsored by the City of Evanston. Guests are reminded that this is a rain or shine event and appropriate attire and shoes should be worn.

There is no cost to attend this event and all are welcome. The race will get underway at 7:30 am on Sunday, June 16 at the Long Field located at 600 Lincoln Street in Evanston, Illinois. To learn more, or to register, please visit the City of Evanston website or call the offices during normal business hours.