by Clay Shaw
Lancaster, PA, April 29, 2023, YWCA Race Against Racism 5K—After a rainy night and early morning, the rain stopped for the 25th Running of the YWCA Race Against Racism 5k in Lancaster, PA. The Lancaster RAR is the oldest such event in the USA.
The surprise of the day was 13-year old Ruby Garner-Valle, an eighth-grader from Lancaster finishing first among women in 19:46.
Stephanie Pryor of Lancaster was right behind Ruby in 19:49. Leah Mayer of New Providence, PA was third in 20:10. Kellsey Wagman of Lancaster was fourth in 20:27. Maureen Peralta of Lancaster was fifth and top master in 20:32.
Samuel Gerstenbacher of Lancaster won the men’s race in 15:09. It was the fastest winning time by an American runner in 24 years.
Josh Sadlock of Harrisburg was second for the second straight year in 15:30. David Rumsey of Harrisburg was third in 15:55. Ciaran Fisher of Marion Station, PA was fourth in 16:08, and 2-time Red Rose Run 5 Miler champ Otis Ubriaco of Lancaster was fifth in 16:13. The masters champ was Mark Oles was 19th in 19:06.
Sasha Carle of Millersville, PA was the top non-binary finisher in 22:00.
1828 total runners crossed the finish line.
It was a privilege to serve on the large, hard-working RAR race committee on one of the premier running events in Central Pennsylvania.
- 19:46 Ruby Garner-Valle, 13, Lancaster
- 19:49 Stephanie Pryor, 31, Lancaster
- 20:10 Leah Mayer, 31, New Providence
- 20:27 Kellsey Wagman, 32, Lancaster
- 20:32 Maureen Peralta, 40, Lancaster
- 21:43 Sabrina Hess, 17, Lancaster
- 21:57 Dixie Bonner, 31, Stevens
- 21:45 Erika Martino, 36, Lancaster
- 22:20 Carly Allport, 26, Lancaster
- 23:12 Megan Fessler-McCarthy, 32, Lancaster
- 15:09 Samuel Gerstenbacher, 25, Lancaster
- 15:30 Joshua Sadlock, 33, Harrisburg
- 15:55 David Rumsey, 35, Harrisburg
- 16:08 Ciaran Fisher, 26, Marion Heights
- 16:13 Otis Ubriaco, 29, Lancaster
- 16:25 Derek Kendig, 18, Lancaster
- 16:53 Brian Petraco, 34, East Petersburg
- 16:59 John Matthews, 28, Lancaster
- 17:10 Eric Rowits, 37, New Holland
- 17:10 Adam Moore, 35, Wrightsville
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