Western Family YMCA Set To Kick Off Welcoming Week With Great Human Race 5K & International Food Festival

Newark, Delaware – Join the YMCA of Delaware in partnership with the West Wilmington Seventh Day Adventist Church, as we celebrate what unites us as a community. The Y kicks off Welcoming Week at the Western Family YMCA on Sunday, September 10th with the Great Human Race 5K and International Food Festival.

Participants will enjoy a variety of foods from around the world and entertainment for the entire family including international games, special global performances, moon bounce, photo booth, raffles & more!

“Welcoming Week celebrates inclusion and coming together as a community,” said Thomas Wallace, YMCA of Delaware Community Vice President & Sr. Executive Director of the Western Family YMCA. “We want to promote cross-cultural understanding while showcasing our community cohesion with immigrants and American-born residents alike. We are the Y For All and will continue building bridges to connect our communities.”

To learn more and register, click here: 2023 Great Human Race 5K & International Food Festival


Walkers and runners of all levels! Whether you’re a seasoned runner aiming for a personal best or a beginner looking to complete your first 5K, join your local community to celebrate health, diversity, and unity in a fun-filled atmosphere!


Great Human Race 5K & International Food Festival


September 10, 2023
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Western Family YMCA

2600 Capitol Trail
Newark, DE 19711


$25 per person in advance ($30 per person on day of event)


  • Tee shirts for all pre-registered runners and walkers.
  • 1-week Guest Pass to the Western Family YMCA – Join the Y the day of the event and get October for FREE!
  • Free admission to the International Food Festival.
  •  Post-race refreshments (including Beer for those over age 21 years).

About the YMCA of Delaware

The YMCA of Delaware is Delaware’s largest nonprofit organization committed to empowering youth, fostering healthy living, and promoting strong communities. With seven branches statewide, a youth resource center, and an overnight camp and conference center in Worton, Maryland, the Y has developed longstanding relationships and a physical presence in Delaware so it can deliver lasting personal and social change. We are committed to serving everyone – regardless of age, income or background –nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving Delaware’s health and wellbeing, and creating a healthy, inclusive community where all people reach their full potential. www.ymcade.org.


Our Mission

To empower youth, foster healthy living, and promote strong communities.

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