The 5th Annual Race Against Racism will take place on Sunday, May 7th, 2023 at the State House in Montpelier!
The Race Against Racism is a state-wide annual anti-racist event, organized by youth from several Vermont high schools and held on the State House lawn. The registration for the race will begin at 1PM and will continue to the start of the rally at 2PM. All are welcome to a public rally, curated with a spectacular list of notable speakers, performances, and live music. The goal of the event is to strengthen and amplify the crucial conversation surrounding racial justice in Vermont, and to vitalize the idea that change is now. At 3:30PM, an optional 5k run or walk will begin at the State House on a scenic loop through the city of Montpelier. Runners and walkers include many high school sports teams from around Vermont, their classmates, and community members of all kinds. For the rally portion of the program there is wood-fired pizza, music, speakers, and performances. Many local social justice organizations will be promoting their work and engaging the public in political activities. There will be activities for children too!