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The Human Race is Live Now!

Join us in the Human Race- Our Community's Largest Giving Campaign 

March 28th-May 13th, 2017

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Give More. Grant Wishes. Make Magic

The wand has been waved and 130 Human Race Teams have hit the pavement ready to reach their goal!

Are you ready to give? Use the donation form at the bottom of this page to make a quick, easy, secure, donation to one or more organizations.

Over the next six weeks, nonprofits, schools, faith-based groups, and the dedicated folks who support them will Give More, Grant Wishes, and Make Magic as they collectively step out to ask the community for financial support. 

After 6 weeks of fundraising, everyone is invited to join us on Saturday May 13th as we celebrate our community's generosity with games, entertainment, food, and a beautiful walk down West Cliff Drive.

Can't make it to the race? You can still step up for the causes you care about by making a donation. With so many deserving non-profits, schools, and community groups to choose from, we know you will find a team that inspires you. 

Want to get fired up about the race? Watch the 2016 Re-cap Video

4 Ways to Get Involved

Everybody can take part in the Human Race and help make dreams come true! Show your support by fundraising, making a donation, volunteering, or sponsoring. You can also help by spreading the word about our community's largest collaborative giving campaign. 

FundraiseWith the Human Race, everybody can take an active role in fundraising for their favorite cause. Create your own personalized fundraising page, link up with your nonprofit of choice, and take advantage of our tools and resources to seek donations from your friends, family, coworkers, etc. Check out our Resources & FAQ pages to learn more about becoming a fundraiser. 

Donate: To make a quick and secure donation right now, without signing up for a personal fundraising page, use the handy donation form below. With this multi-give form, you can make a donation to one or more organizations in a single transaction. If you prefer to make your donation in person, you may bring cash or checks to either our Santa Cruz or Watsonville office. 

  • Santa Cruz Office-  Accepting donations Monday-Friday 9am-4pm at 1740 17th Ave.
  • Watsonville Office-  Accepting donations Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9am-2pm, 349 Main St, Ste #208.

Please make checks out to "The Human Race" or "The Volunteer Center - HR". We will make sure your organization of choice receives your donation using their unique agency number.

Volunteer: We rely on a dedicated team of 250 volunteers to make the magic happen. Volunteering is a great opportunity for any age, and can be a fun bonding experience for your family, club, business, and even complete strangers! If you'd like to donate your time to make our event happen, please contact Human Race Volunteer Coordinator, Odessa Burkett, at [email protected] or (831) 427-5070.

Sponsor: The Human Race is backed by many generous business sponsors who lead the way for community improvement. 2016 sponsors were proud to see a 2000% return on their investment in the community. If you're interested in sponsoring the Human Race, we'd love to talk to you. Please contact Human Race Coordinator, Spencer Takata at [email protected] or (831) 427-5070 x113.  

Support your favorite organizations:

Give to one or more organizations quickly and easily. Click the green "add gift" button to add gifts to more organizations in one transaction.

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