Changes to Race Day

While the celebration scheduled for May 9th will not cap off our online giving campaign this year, we know that the generosity of our community will endure as the most vital piece of the Human Race is the six week online giving campaign.

More than 80% of funds donated last year were raised online.  Our platform provides the opportunity for virtual solidarity & support and we are full steam ahead with the online portion of the race happening March 25 -May 9.

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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.