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Participants sought for Human Race

Published: Saturday, March 23, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

McHENRY – Fifty-two charities have joined the McHenry County Human Race this year. The 5K walk/run will be at 9 a.m. April 21 on Corporate Drive in McHenry.

Online registration is $30 at www.mchumanrace.org; offline registration is $35.

Forms can be downloaded at www.mchumanrace.org.

Registration at packet pickup is $35. Packet pickup is from 1 to 5 p.m. April 19 at the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County, 110 S. Johnson St., Woodstock, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 20 at The Running Depot, 30 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake.

Individuals can register the day of the Human Race at Affinia Under Vehicle Group from 7:30 a.m. until race time for $40.

More than 1,000 participants are expected to race this year. At registration, each person designates which organization will receive the proceeds of their registration fee and any fundraising they choose to do. 

Participating charities also can win cash prizes based on the support they receive in the Human Race. This year, there is a total of $2,400 in cash prizes. 

The following charities are looking for community support: 1st Way Pregnancy Support Services, Adult & Child Therapy Services, Albums of Hope, Alexander Leigh Center for Autism, Animal House Shelter, Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County, CASA of McHenry County, Centegra Gavers Breast Center, Challenger Learning Center for Science and Technology, Consumer Credit Counseling Service of McHenry County, Crystal Lake Food Pantry, Crystal Lake Teen Center, Destination Safe Haven Horse Rescue and Retirement, Environmental Defenders of McHenry County, Faith in Action of McHenry County, FamiliesETC/Families Empowered To Change, Family Health Partnership Clinic, FISH of McHenry Food Pantry, Free Guitars for Future Stars, Garden Quarter Neighborhood Resource Center, GiGi’s Playhouse McHenry County, Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois, Girls on the Run of Northwest Illinois, Habitat for Humanity of McHenry County, Hearts of Gold, Helping Paws Animal Shelter, Home of the Sparrow Inc., Hooved Animal Humane Society, Hospice Foundation of Northeastern Illinois, Johnsburg High School Music Boosters, Lakeside Legacy Foundation, Little Angels Center for Exceptional Care, Main Stay Therapeutic Riding Program, Marengo Park District Foundation, McHenry Area Character Counts, McHenry County College Fitness Center, McHenry County Historical Society, National Alliance on Mental Illness McHenry County, Northern Illinois Center for Autism, Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association, On Angels’ Wings Inc., Options & Advocacy for McHenry County, Samaritan Counseling Center of the Northwest Suburbs, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, McHenry Conference, Special Olympics Illinois, The Literacy Connection, The Renewal Center – A Wellness Oasis for Cancer Survivors, Turning Point, University of Illinois Extension, VOICE Sexual Assault Services, Volunteer Center of McHenry County and Yellowjackets Hockey Club.

For information about the Human Race, visit www.mchumanrace.org or contact the Volunteer Center McHenry County, which manages the Human Race.

The organization also matches individuals and groups to help organizations in need of manpower and provides nonprofit training that helps organizations look to the future. Visit www.volunteermchenrycounty.org, email info@volunteermchenrycounty.org or call 815-344-4483. Their office is in the United Way building, 4508 Prime Parkway, McHenry.

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