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Take part in McHenry County's Human Race

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Submitted by Volunteer Center McHenry County

On Sunday, April 27, McHenry County business and residents will participate in the Human Race, an annual, all fitness, 5K walk/run that supports local charities serving McHenry County.

In the last three years, the Human Race has raised more than $222,000 and helped well over 50 local charities. Surrounding the race, there will be an expo, a DJ and an opportunity to meet with local vendors and charities.

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The event will begin at 7:30 a.m. During this time, race participates will check-in, register and receive their race packets to run, while those not participating will be welcome to visit the expo and enjoy the other activities.

The race will begin at 9 a.m., rain or shine, with runners starting first and walkers shortly after. The race is an out and back route, which will go through the McHenry Corporate Park. Following the race, everyone will be invited to join the awards ceremony, where food and live music will be present.

The event will raise funds and awareness for volunteerism and local charities servicing McHenry County. Each race participant/team designates a local charity that will receive the proceeds of their race fee.

With a mission of building the capacity of nonprofit organizations, the Volunteer Center of McHenry County provides volunteer information and referrals that match volunteer needs with groups and individuals.

Membership of more than 150 nonprofit organizations organize and meet the needs of more than 58,000 annually and provides professional development and training to nonprofit board members, volunteer managers and other nonprofit staff.

Use the parking lot of Follett Software Company, 1391 Corporate Drive, McHenry. Admission is free for those visiting the expo and events.

Registration is accepted through April 26 at a cost of $35; day of registration April 27 is $40.

Visit www.mchumanrace.org for more information.

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