DuPage Human Race benefits dozens of charities
Nearly 2,000 people did more than run or walk a course in a Downers Grove office park on a cold Saturday morning.
They came together to simultaneously help roughly 55 charities.
The eighth annual DuPage Human Race, a fundraising event presented by Giving DuPage, benefits so many groups because each participant could pick a charity to support when they registered.
Runners and walkers participated in either a 5K race or a 2-mile fitness walk.
Last year, the event raised $154,000. Since Giving DuPage launched the project in 2012, it has generated $631,000.
Organizers say the event gives smaller charities that might not be able to sponsor their own races an opportunity to generate revenue and raise awareness for their causes.