Changes to Race Day
History of the Human Race
The Human Race is a nationwide community fundraising event for nonprofit organizations and is the largest collaborative fundraising event in Santa Cruz County as well as the longest consecutive running Human Race in the nation. 2020 marks the 40th year of the Santa Cruz County Human Race.
Each year the Volunteer Center provides marketing, publicity, materials, free training, and fundraising expertise from the top experts in the field. While our local nonprofits and businesses provide the people power.
In the last five years over 1 million dollars has been raised in support of the causes our community cares about and last year more than 1,500 participants, and nearly 10,000 donors raised $250,00 in support of 90+ participating nonprofits, schools and community groups.This event is annually made possible through the generous support of our sponsors.