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    Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate Set for Sunday

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM This Sunday's Ricky Byrdsong Race Against Hate is the 15th annual.
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    This Sunday's Ricky Byrdsong Race Against Hate is the 15th annual.
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    June 12, 2014

    EVANSTON, Ill. - YWCA Evanston/North Shore is hosting its 15th annual "Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate" at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, June 15. The event is dedicated to the honor of the former Northwestern men's basketball coach who was tragically killed in a hate crime in his suburban Chicago neighborhood on July 2, 1999.

    The event consists of a 10K run, followed by a 5K run/walk and then a youth mile. The course begins at Long Field, on the corner of Lincoln Street and Sheridan Road in Evanston.

    Participants can pre-register and pick up their packets in person at the following locations:

    • Thursday, June 12 from 4-8 p.m. at Murphy's Fit, 513 Dempster, Evanston
    • Friday, June 13 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Murphy's Fit, 513 Dempster, Evanston
    • Saturday, June 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at YWCA Evanston/North Shore, 1215 Church, Evanston

    Registration prior to race day costs $35 for the 10K or 5K and $10 for the youth mile. Race day registration begins at 6:15 a.m. at Long Field and is $39 for the 10K/5K/walk and $15 for the youth mile. Shirts and goodie bags will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis and are only guaranteed to the first 4,000 people to pick up their packets.

    For much more information on the event, please visit the race website.

    The race serves as a great tune-up for this year's third annual Run For Walk which is being held July 27.

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