Sun June 11, 2023 Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 US


5K Run

11:00AM EDT - 11:59PM EDT

Virtual 5K Run

12:00AM EDT - 11:59PM EDT


160 Market St.
Wilkes-Barre, PA US 18702


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.  



T Shirts

Event shirts are guaranteed to all runners registered by 5/23.  Runners registered after the deadline will receive shirts while supplies last.

Event Timeline


  • 9:00 am - Runner Packet Pickup

  • 11:00 am - 5K Race Begins

  • 12:15 pm - Award Ceremony

  • Monday AM *Virtual Results Posted 



All finishers will receive a finishers medal.

Overall awards will be presented to:

  • Top 3 Finishing Men

  • Top 3 Finishing Women

  • Top 3 Finishing Non-Binary

  • Runners will also be ranked in 10 year age groups (M/F/NB)  12 & U, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

  • Age Group Award Certificates will be emailed out to all finishers after the race.

Participation Medal

Race Contact Info

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The course will be out and back throughout the walkways within Kirby Park.


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