McHenry County Human Race

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April 23, 2017
Start location: McHenry County College
City/State: Crystal Lake , Illinois
Start time: 8:00 am

Online Registration

McHenry County Human Race is a great family fun racing event. This 5K walk/run allows participants to choose which organization will receive the proceeds of their race fee and any fundraising they choose to do. The race annually takes place at McHenry County College on the fourth Sunday in April at 8AM.

In its first six years, the Human Race supported over 60 local organizations serving McHenry County and raised over $444,000!

This is a great community event that highlights and strengthens the missions of local nonprofit organizations.

GET YOUR HERO ON – Register Online
$30.00 Dec 1 to Dec 31
$35.00 January 1 to March 31
$40.00 April 1 to April 21
$15.00 Kids under 10 years old (coupons do not apply to this age group)
Offline Registration
$45 Bib and T-shirt Pick-up – April 22, 11AM to 2PM at MCC
$45.00 Day of April 24 from 6:30 to 7:30AM
*Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Fees listed above do not include the processing fee.

Chip Timing for everyone! Everyone Gets Time!
Get your time on your phone immediately after finishing at
Results will also be available on a print out inside MCC and posted on this race site.

Race Day Schedule
6:30 AM Registration, Bib and T-shirt Pick-up, and Expo Open to Public
7:45 Stretching at the start line
7:55 Opening Ceremony
8 AM Race Begins
Food and Drink for Racers Following the Race inside MCC
9 AM Race Awards inside MCC
Free Toddler Race following awards in front of building B
Expo 6:30 AM to 10:30 – DJ, visit nonprofit booths, photos, food, local venders, and more

Early Bib and T-shirt Pick-up
April 22: 11AM to 2PM at McHenry County College in Building B Cafeteria, 8900 RT 14, Crystal Lake, IL 60012
If picking up for a group email the names and either their phone number or address to by April 17. Put group pick up in the subject line.
Dress as a hero at bib pick-up and have a chance at winning $150 for a participating charity!

Awards Divisions
Awards will be given to the top male and female finishers. Medals are given to the first three individuals to complete the race in the following categories: 14& Under, 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

Cash Prizes – Volunteer Center provides $2,400 in cash prizes to participating charities (Other prizes to be announced)
Invite others to the race – the organization with the most runners and walkers wins the McHenry County Community Foundation Award of $600!
If you are chosen as the Best-Dressed Hero At Packet Pick-Up, your organization of choice will receive an extra $150.00.
Email a “Race Day” picture to and have a chance to win $200 for a charity of your choice
Go for the IL STATE BANK AWARD: Top Fundraising Individual and the organization of your choice will receive $400.00
If your organization’s Creative Race Day Picture Of Heroes is chosen they will receive an extra $100.00. Email to
*Organizations must be registered before April 1, 2016 in order to qualify for a prize

Race and Event Location
McHenry County College, 8900 US RT 14, Crystal Lake IL 60012
Volunteers will help you find parking on site

Rain or Shine
This event will take place rain or shine, so please dress accordingly.

Selfies and Fun!
Be ready with your phone. We will have superheroes ready for smiles

Race Rules:
5K participants have 1.25 hours to complete the course. The course has a rolling street closure. If you fall behind this pace, the roads will be reopened to normal traffic and you will be a pedestrian and subject to normal traffic rules.
Entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE and entries are NON-TRANSFERABLE. Sorry, no exceptions. Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate. You may not give or sell your number to anyone else.
Race bibs are required to participate. Children in strollers do not require a bib
*Sorry animals are not allowed on McHenry County College property

Photos will be taken by volunteers throughout the race and event area. Photos can be found and downloaded on our Facebook Page. All photos taken by Volunteer Center McHenry County may be used for future marketing purposes.

For the safety of all participants, the following are prohibited: dogs, bicycles, in-line skates, skateboards and all motor-driven vehicles.
Course is an out and back that begins on the MCC campus, travels down Tartan Dr. to Ridgefield Rd., and back to MCC (blacktop and concrete)

More Information
Visit or call 815-344-4483

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