Peel police’s annual Race Against Racism goes virtual for 20th anniversary event


Published July 9, 2021 at 6:57 pm


This years 20th anniversary Race Against Racism hosted by Peel Regional Police will be the first time it’s been held virtually for Brampton and Mississauga runners.

The Race Against Racism was launched in 1998 to provide a safe environment for community members representing diverse cultures, religions, and ethno-racial backgrounds to gather for a day and promote healthy body, strong communities and positive climate that encourages inclusivity.

This event provides an opportunity for the competitive runners to strengthen their skills, as well as an opportunity for a leisurely, five-kilometre walk, run or stroll in Peel Region.

Pandemic safety rules have forced organizers to pivot to making the event virtual this year.

The virtual event gives residents the flexibility to participate their own way, including on a trail, path, sidewalk or park.

Runners can create fun loops, set-up their own fuel/water stations in their yards and tell neighbours so they can cheer you on from their porches.

Participants can upload their results between July 10 and Aug. 10.

Registration costs $20 for adults and $15 for seniors aged 60 and over and youth aged under 18.

Prizes will be awarded via a draw format instead of total distance run/walked.

For more information or to register, visit the website.

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