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.
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 35 years and continues to grow. The
Volunteer Center provides marketing, publicity, materials, and
experienced assistance. Nonprofits and businesses provide the
In 2016 there were over 9,500 participants and $500,000 was raised
for over 220 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.