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Human Race raises $76,000 for charities

McHENRY – More than 950 people participated in the McHenry County Human Race on Sunday, and about $76,000 was raised so far for the 57 charities supported by the race.

Race donations are being accepted until May 5. Donors can go to www.mchumanrace.org to donate electronically. 

On June 7, organizations will receive their checks from the Human Race at a Celebration Breakfast.

At the breakfast, some organizations also will receive cash awards based on the community’s participation.

Prizes include a $600 McHenry County Community Foundation award to the organization that raises the most money; a $400 Illinois State Bank Award to the organization with the most race participants; and a $400 Covidien Award that goes to the top fundraising individual’s choice organization. A total of $2,400 in cash prizes will be given to the organizations.

Also at the Human Race, donations were accepted for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Donations for Boston can be dropped off at the McHenry and Lake in the Hills Illinois State Bank until April 30.

More than 100 volunteers helped to make the race a success.

The Volunteer Center McHenry County hosted and managed the race. For information, visit mchumanrace.org or call 815-344-4483.

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