Have a question about the Human Race? Check here first. For any additional questions, please give us a call! (920) 832-9360 or email [email protected].
What is the Human Race?
The Human Race is a 5k walk, 5k non-competitive run or one-mile walk held at Thrivent Financial. This is a unique opportunity for individuals, families and businesses to work together to raise money for their own non-profit organization. Organizations register for the Human Race. Participants then select from one of the participating organizations and collect pledges.
School groups, band groups, church youth groups as well as non-profit agencies are welcome to raise money for their organizations. In addition, anyone can become part of a team… community members, grandmas, uncles, sisters, cousins… ANYONE (even your pets can come along)! You can participate on behalf of a nonprofit organization. You can start a team for a nonprofit, or join an existing team.
The 2017 Human Race is Saturday, May 6.
The Human Race is held at Thrivent Financial, 4321 N. Ballard Rd., Appleton, Wisconsin.
Go here to register your nonprofit: http://www.volunteercenter.net/human-race-team-registration/. Remember… anyone can start a team for any nonprofit. You will need to designate a team captain.
We provide a marketing toolkit to our team captains and team members to help with fundraising, marketing, promotion and more. Click here to view the toolkit and download important tips and tricks.
Check out our Human Race marketing toolkit… you can download logos, sample email blasts, promotional material, and more!
Go here to see a list of participating nonprofits: https://www.crowdrise.com/Human-Race.
Join a team by searching here (scroll to the bottom). If your favorite nonprofit isn’t participating yet, you can start a team for them. Click here to start a team. If you’d just like to do the run/walk without pledging for a team, call us at (920) 832-9360.
I just want to donate. What do I do next?
Find a list of participating nonprofits here (scroll to the bottom to view all). Click your chosen team and click “Donate to this Fundraiser.” (It’s a big red button in the upper right portion of the screen.)
I represent a business. How can I participate with my colleagues?
We’re glad you asked! Businesses have great success (and fun!) supporting participating nonprofits in the Human Race. Click HERE to go to our Business Involvement page.
I understand that the Volunteer Center takes a percentage of the donations. What for?
The Volunteer Center handles all aspects of the event from start to finish. Our main goal is to create a large, easy fundraiser with as little effort (and “behind the scenes” work) passed on to our participating nonprofits as possible. We handle the marketing, newspaper ads (digital and traditional), email newsletters, radio ads, LAMAR billboards, t-shirt giveaways, food & beverage, entertainment/local DJs, food, port-a-potties, signage, run/walk way-finders, golf carts, and much more! We even coordinate members of the UW Marching band to come and give us a great show. All of this is made possible by taking a small percentage of donated funds. It’s a small way that we can offer a HUGE event for our participating nonprofits! For a more detailed fee structure, click here.
Have another question? Contact us at 920-832-9360 or email [email protected].