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Individuals Can Still Join the McHenry County Human Race

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Rebecca Stiemke

57 charities have joined the McHenry County Human Race this year. The 5K walk/run will take place April 21 on Corporate Dr in McHenry at 9AM.

Individuals can register online until April 17 for $30 at www.mchumanrace.org. Offline registration can be managed at packet pick-up and the day of the race. Forms can also be downloaded at www.mchumanrace.org. Registration at packet pick up is $35. Packet pick up is April 19 from 1 to 5PM at the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County, 110 S Johnson St, Woodstock and April 20 at The Running Depot, 30 N Williams St, Crystal Lake 10 AM to 3PM. Race day registration and packet pick-up is at Affinia Under Vehicle Group from 7:30 AM until race time for $40.

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Over 1000 individuals are expected to race this year. At registration, each individual designates which organization will receive the proceeds of their registration fee and any fundraising they choose to do.

Participating charities can also win cash prizes based on the support they receive in the Human Race: $600 to the charities that raises the most money; $400 to the charity with the most runners, the individual that raises the most money gets to give $400 to the charity of their choice; and the biggest team will give $250 to the charity of their choice. This year there is a total of $2,400 in cash prizes.

Medals will be given to all children 10. The top male and female will receive a prize and award. Medals will be given to the first three individuals to complete the race in the following categories: 10 to 14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44,45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64,65-69, 70 and over.

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 Alliance Inc, 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, Jail Brakers, Johnsburg High School Music Boosters, Lakeside Legacy Foundation, Little Angels Center for Exceptional Care, Main Stay Therapeutic Riding Program, McCAP (Mchenry county adult program), McHenry Area CHARACTER COUNTS, McHenry County College Fitness Center, McHenry County Community Foundation, McHenry County Historical Society, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) McHenry County, Neighbors Food Pantry of Wonder Lake, 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, St. Paul Diaper Bank, 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 who manages the Human Race. The organization also matches individuals and groups ready to take action to help organizations in need of manpower and provides a variety of nonprofit training which helps organizations look to the future. Visit www.volunteermchenrycounty.org, email info@volunteermchenrycounty.org or call 815-344-GIVE (4483)

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