April 14th, 2018
Greensboro Coliseum

The Human Race is the nonprofit community’s 5k. Since 1994, The Volunteer Center has managed the race, and helped raise over 4.5 million dollars for hundreds of local nonprofits.

The logic behind The Human Race:

Fundraising events are expensive to produce. Upfront costs like venues, food, and rentals add up quickly, and indirect costs like staff time can zap a nonprofit’s budget.

The Volunteer Center handles all the event planning details: from venue rentals and permits to volunteers and day of logistics.

Nonprofits form teams and fund-raise for themselves. The Volunteer Center provides forms and procedures for cash and check donations, as well as an online fundraising website for credit and debit transactions. All donations go through The Volunteer Center.

The Volunteer Center also recruits company or community teams- these are companies or other groups that would like to fund-raise for another nonprofit. Examples include Bank of America or clubs. These teams choose a nonprofit to benefit- some choose one for the whole group or others let each individual team member choose.

The Volunteer Center retains a fee to help cover the costs of producing the event: a percentage of the total amount raised for each nonprofit. This fee is designed to be less than the cost of each nonprofit producing their own event.

Everyone comes together on race day: April 14th, 2018. Between 3,000 and 5,000 people walk, run or roll the 5k course, then gather in the Special Events Center for an After Party with free food, music and fun for the whole family!

To register your NONPROFIT as a fundraising team:

  1. Click “Register” in the top menu bar
  2. Click “Nonprofit Registration Set Up” and enter your contact information. You will be the nonprofit team captain
  3. Enter your nonprofit’s name for “team name” to make it easy for people to find you! Upload a copy of your 501C3 letter and logo– you will not be able to complete nonprofit team registration without it.

DONE! You now have an individual fundraising page for yourself, and a team page for your nonprofit. Other Human Race participants can now choose to join your nonprofit team and fundraise for you! You will receive a welcome email with more info about posters, t shirts, cash/check donations and MORE!

In the mean time, you can check out all the great resources we have for you HERE. (The Nonprofit Coordinator’s Guide to Success if FULL of great info!)

To register your COMPANY as a walking team:

  1. Click “Register” in the top menu bar
  2. Click “Setup Company/Community Team Registration”
  3. Choose the nonprofit that YOU would like to support. All of your team members will get the opportunity to choose their own nonprofit.
  4. Enter your contact information
  5. Enter your company team name, then click the blue “create” button
  6. Choose a username and password, and you are DONE!

Now you have a team page for your company, and you are a member of that team and a nonprofit team. You will receive a welcome email with more info about posters, t shirts, cash/check donations and MORE!

The following organizations have signed up to participate in the 2017 Human Race and are eligible to receive donations. Is your favorite nonprofit not on the list?  Go to the “For Nonprofits” section and fill out the Nonprofit Participation Agreement!

Animal Rescue and Foster Program
Coordinator: Sharon Gray
Phone: 336-689-6862
Email: savapup2@aol.com

Backpack Beginnings
Coordinator: Ingrid Stum
Phone: 336-905-1004
Email: events@backpackbeginnings.org

Bingo Pet Hospice
Coordinator: Jan Linder
Phone: 336-317-1134
Email: jan.linder@bingoph.org

Communication Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Coordinator: Paige Sprinkle
Phone: 336-275-8878 x 5
Email: paige@csdhh.org

Epilepsy Foundation of NC
Coordinator: Sue Case
Phone: 336-716-2320
Email: scase@wakehealth.edu

Haynes-Inman Education PTA
Coordinator: Michael Gipp
Phone: 336-881-7170
Email: gippm@gcsnc.com

Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro
Coordinator: Linda Ann Fitts
Phone: 336-478-2513
Email: lfitts@hospicegso.org

Interactive Resource Center
Coordinator: Kristina Singleton
Phone: 336-332-0824
Email: kristina@gsodaycenter.org

MA Cares
Coordinator: Abby Beaver
Phone: 336-478-4086
Email: abbyb@macares.org

Nehemiah CEC
Coordinator: Deborah Hairston
Phone: 336-324-7902 x 520
Email: dhairston@be-a-nehemiah.org

One Step Further
Coordinator: Nathan Goodman
Phone: 336-275-3699 x 208
Email: ngoodman@onestepfurther.com

Room at the Inn
Coordinator: Marianne Donadio
Phone: 336-391-6299
Email: mdonadio@roominn.org

SPCA of the Triad
Coordinator: Annette Dorsett
Phone: 336-908-2361
Email: kannettedorsett@triad.rr.com

Triad Golden Retriever Rescue
Coordinator: Jennifer Swaim
Phone: 336-553-8623
Email: jennifer.swaim@volvo.com

The Volunteer Center
Coordinator: Erin Kennedy
Phone: 336-373-1633
Email: info@volunteergso.org

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