History of the Race
The Human Race is a nationwide community fundraising event for
nonprofit organizations and is the largest collaborative
fundraising event in Sonoma County as well as the largest Human
Race in the nation. In 2016 we will be celebrating 35 years
of helping our community!
The Sonoma County Race features a 3K and 10K run and walk through
Howarth and Spring Lake Parks, rain or shine.
Organizations and businesses recruit
walkers/runners/donation-gatherers to raise funds. Funds can be
raised for any nonprofit organization, school or church. The run
and walk is open to all.
The Human Race is a proven fundraiser that has been successful for
Sonoma County nonprofits for 34 years and continues to grow. The
Volunteer Center provides marketing, publicity, materials, and
experienced assistance. Nonprofits and businesses provide the
In 2015 there were over 8,000 participants and nearly $650,000 was
raised for over 181 nonprofits who benefited from the event. The
first Human Race in 1981 raised $1,800.
This event is made possible through the generous support of our
here to view a list of sponsors.