Stride for Pride - Scranton

Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA
11 Jun, 2023 (Sun)


3.1 mi

About the event

Join us Sunday June 11th, 2023 11:00am for 3rd Annual Stride for Pride 5K Run in partnership with In This Together NEPA.  Events will run Kirby Park, Wilkes-barre PA.  Can't make it on race day?  We will also be hosting a Virtual 5K.  Run any time Saturday or Sunday, and submit your results back to our timing friends at Second Wind Timing.  Virtual race will be scored and results displayed by Monday June 12th.


Queer NEPA is a LGBTQ+ organization dedicated to culture,  community, and justice. Queer NEPA blossomed out of the 2018 Pride Series, of the same name, organized by queer, transgender Muslim activist Emma Maloney (She/They Pronouns). A highlight of our 2018 Pride Series was the first Pride flag raising in the city of Scranton. On Pulse Remembrance Day, June 12th, 2018, Queer  NEPA officially declared its founding as an organization dedicated to nonviolent  advocacy and advancing the cause of LGBTQ+ rights in Northeastern Pennsylvania  (NEPA).

Queer NEPA’s platform is rooted in equality and community building. From Pulse to Stonewall, the queer community has a history rooted in resilience and bonded by love. Understanding the past helps us navigate present-day, as well as create a better tomorrow. Queer NEPA is dedicated to a campaign of nonviolent activism for peace and LGBTQ rights in both Luzerne and Lackawanna counties of NEPA. We also believe in gender equity, reproductive justice, and the abolition of poverty. Through volunteerism, advocacy, & coalition building, it’s our hope to see a society free of the systems of hate, violence, & oppression that have afflicted NEPA & the rest of the world. We also look to evoke change through the power of the arts by speaking truth to power & uplifting local LGBTQ creatives.

Overall, Queer NEPA seeks to create a space where people can be unapologetically themselves, as well as raise up a diverse community that uplifts marginalized peoples.  


Races offered by this event

Virtual 5K Run

Virtual race
11 Jun, 2023 (Sun) - 00:00
3.1 mi

5K Run

11 Jun, 2023 (Sun) - 11:00
3.1 mi
On site