Thank you for being a part of the largest collaborative fundraising event — the CVNL Bay Area Human Race 

On Saturday, May 13, 2017, the Human Race brought together runners, walkers, kid racers, dog walkers, wheelchair participants, musicians, local vendors, the Human Race sponsors, Community Village exhibitors, and volunteers to celebrate nonprofits, schools, and community groups.


Since 1982, the Human Race, produced by the Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL), has been a critical fundraiser for many nonprofits. An established icon in the community, the Human Race has raised over $7.9 million dollars for nearly 2,200 local nonprofits over the past 35 years. This year, we beat our goal. Thank you! 

Registration Details

5K timed Closed

With option to join a nonprofit team during the registration process!

Wheelchair Participant 5k Closed

With option to join a nonprofit team during the registration process! A personal assistant for persons with disabilities can register for free with promo code. Contact Race Director for code.

Dog Walker Closed

With option to join a nonprofit team during the registration process!

Kids Races - Untimed Closed

With option to join a nonprofit team during the registration process!

Fundraising Only Closed

Register here if you would like to virtually participate, won't be attending on Race Day, and only want to fundraise. With option to join a nonprofit team during the registration process!

Personal Assistant Closed

Free for person to accompany person with disabilities

Event Day Details

Begins and Ends at:
Marin Center Fairgrounds and Lagoon
10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903

  • 5K timed mostly flat course around the Marin Center Fairgrounds and Lagoon
  • All levels and ages welcome
  • Wheelchair accessible; part of the race course is dirt
  • Well behaved dogs on leashes are allowed but must be registered as a dog walker
  • Strollers are allowed
  • Sorry, no bicycles, scooters or skates


Click here to view the 5K course map (downloadable PDF)


Parking is available on-site at the Marin Center Fairgrounds and across the street in the overflow dirt parking lot. No parking on the lagoon side of Civic Center Drive on the day of the race. Parking attendant volunteers from the Las Gallinas Lions Club will help direct you to the nearest parking spot.

Bib & T-shirt pick-up

If you are part of a team:

  • please contact your team leader to first verify that your team leader will pick up your bib & t-shirt for you. 
  • Team leaders, please identify a place or landmark to meet your group on race day.
  • Team leaders, I'm accepting appointments Wed 5/10 & Thurs 5/11 at CVNL (65 Mitchell Blvd., Suite 101, San Rafael, CA 94903). Please click here to book your bib & t-shirt pick up time https://calendly.com/mollyschmidt/race

If you are not part of a team:

  • you can pickup your bib & t-shirt pre-race. I'm accepting appointments Wed 5/10 & Thurs 5/11 at CVNL (65 Mitchell Blvd., Suite 101, San Rafael, CA 94903). Please click here to book your bib & t-shirt pick up time https://calendly.com/mollyschmidt/race
  • Or, if you pre-registered for the Bay Area Human Race, bibs can be picked up the morning of the race at Will Call from 7am-8am

Volunteer for the Human Race

Volunteer for the largest collaborative fundraising event — the CVNL Bay Area Human Race.

It takes a village to make the Bay Area Human Race run smoothly. We are looking for over 100 volunteers to help us with many race related activities. We need volunteers on the two days prior to the event and of course, on race day.

  • Distribute bibs and t-shirts
  • Register runners
  • Manage water and refreshment stations
  • Lead the children's races
  • Set-up, break-down and more!

Sign up here to volunteer: http://volunteer.cvnl.org/aem/general/event/?doc_id=3908


If you volunteered in previous years and you have trouble signing in, please click here to reset your password.

Sponsors

Top Teams

1

Cedars

$33,550.00

Raised

$25,000.00

Goal
2

Oak Hill School

$26,839.00

Raised

$20,000.00

Goal
3

The Helix School

$12,295.00

Raised

$15,000.00

Goal
4

Lifehouse

$10,775.00

Raised

$20,000.00

Goal
5

Marin Villages

$10,530.00

Raised

$15,000.00

Goal
6

NAMI Marin, Inc.

$9,469.00

Raised

$15,000.00

Goal
7

Halleck Creek Ranch

$7,740.00

Raised

$25,000.00

Goal
8

Casa Allegra Community Services (CACS)

$7,404.00

Raised

$10,000.00

Goal
9

Be2Live

$4,720.00

Raised

$5,000.00

Goal
10

Huckleberry Youth Programs

$4,675.00

Raised

$4,500.00

Goal

Top Fundraisers

1

Peg And Ri... Super

$4,394.00

Raised

$7,000.00

Goal
2

Crisanta Deguzman

$3,550.00

Raised

$100.00

Goal
3

Jeanette Hall

$3,376.00

Raised

$2,500.00

Goal

Event Schedule

  • May 13 7:00 AM PDT - Registration & Will Call Open

  • May 13 7:00 AM PDT - Community Village Opens

  • May 13 8:30 AM PDT - 5k timed Run, Walk, or Dog Walk Starts

  • May 13 9:00 AM PDT - Kids Races Start

  • May 13 9:30 AM PDT - Awards Ceremony (main stage)

  • May 13 11:00 AM PDT - Closing - see you next year!

Contact Information

Event Location

Marin Center Fairgrounds & Lagoon, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903, United States

Click here to view map