People in Wolverhampton are being encouraged to join the Race Against Hate at West Park this Sunday (20 October).

The 5km race, walk or ramble, equivalent to 3 laps of the park, marks the culmination of this year's Hate Crime Awareness Week and is open to individuals, families and teams. 

It begins at noon with registration from 11.30am. For more details, or to sign up, please visit Race Against Hate. There will be medals for everyone who takes part and the event is also a good chance for individuals and families to get active, and enjoy walking and wellbeing.

The Race Against Hate is one of a series of events organised by the Safer Wolverhampton Partnership during Hate Crime Awareness Week to raise awareness of the city’s zero tolerance to hate crime, and celebrate Wolverhampton's cohesive and diverse communities.

Hate crime is any criminal offence committed against a person or property which is motivated by an offender's hatred of someone because of their race, colour, ethnic origin or nationality, their religion, their gender or gender identity, their sexual orientation or their disability.

It can take many forms, from physical attacks such as an assault, damage to property, offensive graffiti and arson, to verbal abuse or insults or the threat of attack, including the sending of offensive letters, emails or texts, abusive or obscene telephone calls or malicious complaints.
People can find out more about hate crime, and how to report incidents in Wolverhampton, by logging on to Stop Hate WLV. For details of National Hate Crime Awareness week, please visit #NationalHCAW 2019.