Races are the different kinds of people you can be, like a Human or Dwarf for example. So far their are six races to choose from on the character creation screen. Each race has a lot of customization already, so you can really make your character unique to you. The races are Human, Dwarf, Nordic Elf, Goblin, Troll, and Azuri Elf. There are some known races that are not playable, like the seal people, but based on a screenshot that was released on February 7th, it looks like we can expect to see Seal, Neko, Ascended, and Orc to follow the already added races. That would add up to 10 races, with more that could be added.