124 South Cruze Street, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, United States

Start Date

01/15/2022

Activity tags attached to this sportie.

Activities: Running race, Walking only, 5K (3.1 Miles), 1 Mile

The YWCA's 26th Annual Race Against Racism kicks off with Diversity Day activities for the entire family beginning at 11:00 a.m.  This event is for all ages and all people!  Whether you like to run, walk, or just want to be part of the movement to Race Against Racism, we can't wait to welcome you at the Phyllis Wheatley Center!  The certified 5k course route starts in East Knoxville at the YWCA Phyllis Wheatley Community Center and takes runners through the vibrant East Knoxville community, down to the Old City, and loops back at the starting line.  Looking for something a little more laid-back?  Join our 1-mile walk to the Alex Haley statue at Morningside Park, and enjoy meeting your friends and neighbors.  We'll also have a fun race for the younger kids!

Diversity Day and the Race Against Racism will happen, rain, snow, or shine - so please, come out and join us!

This is a day to celebrate our city's diversity! We look forward to welcoming you at this year’s event, as we celebrate diversity in partnership with local cultural and religious organizations, and once again join together as a community to stand against racism.  Arrive early to enjoy breakfast treats, entertainment, inspirational speeches, and more.  Stay tuned for more details about this exciting event!

Proceeds raised from the event support the YWCA Knoxville and the Tennessee Valley and ensure that the YWCA Phyllis Wheatley Center in East Knoxville continues to offer essential programs which provide students the tools necessary to overcome obstacles and to succeed in school and beyond. 

***FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL INVOLVED--NO RACERS WITH STROLLERS OR DOGS ALLOWED***

USATF Certified Course # TN15107MS  Click HERE to view certification

Bracket/Division Details & Fees:

  1. 5K Open

    Ages from 14 - over 70 Race starts at the YWCA Phyllis Wheatley Community Center in East Knoxville (124 South Cruze St.) and heads toward McCalla Ave., goes through the Old City and finishes back at the Phyllis Wheatley Community Center.
    Activity Starts: 1/15/2022 13:05 - Activity Ends: 1/15/2022 14:30
    Registration opens : 11/8/2021 09:40
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Giveaway(s): Long Sleeve T-Shirt (Moisture-Wicking or 100% Cotton)
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 11/8/2021 09:40
      Registration closes : 11/30/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $20.00
      Processing fee : $2.66
    • Registration opens : 12/1/2021 00:00
      Registration closes : 1/14/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $25.00
      Processing fee : $2.95
    • Registration opens : 1/15/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 1/15/2022 13:30
      Race fee : $35.00
      Processing fee : $3.53


  2. 1-Mile Walk

    This 1-Mile Walk starts at the Phyllis Wheatley Community Center (124 South Cruze St.) and travels down to and along MLK Jr. Ave. and up the hill to the Alex Haley Heritage Square, returning to the Phyllis Wheatley Community Center on the same route.
    Activity Starts: 1/15/2022 13:00 - Activity Ends: 1/15/2022 14:00
    Registration opens : 11/8/2021 09:40
    Activity type: Walking only
    Requires Date of Birth
    Giveaway(s): Long Sleeve T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 11/8/2021 09:40
      Registration closes : 11/30/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $20.00
      Processing fee : $2.66
    • Registration opens : 12/1/2021 00:00
      Registration closes : 1/14/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $25.00
      Processing fee : $2.95
    • Registration opens : 1/15/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 1/15/2022 13:30
      Race fee : $35.00
      Processing fee : $3.53


  3. Kids Fun Run

    This event starts at MLK Jr. Ave. and runs up to the YWCA Phyllis Wheatley Community Center.
    Activity Starts: 1/15/2022 12:30 - Activity Ends: 1/15/2022 12:45
    Registration opens : 11/8/2021 21:40
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Giveaway(s): Long Sleeve T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 11/8/2021 21:40
      Registration closes : 1/15/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $5.00
      Processing fee : $1.79


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