Now in its 21st year, the Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate honors the legacy of Ricky Byrdsong and brings attention to the need to combat hatred in all its forms. Comprised of chip-timed 5K and 10K runs, a 5K walk and a fun youth mile, the race features on-field refreshments, music and fun for the whole family. Plus, technical t-shirts in women's and unisex cuts, give-away bags, awards, a fast, flat, and scenic race course. Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate brings together thousands of people from all over Chicagoland to run and walk in unity against racial hatred and violence. Whether you’re a casual walker or a competitive runner, there’s a place for you.