Be a part of the largest collaborative fundraising event — the CVNL Bay Area Human Race.

Nonprofits, schools and community groups: earn thousands of dollars for your organization! Businesses: find out how you can support nonprofits and schools by sponsoring or participating.

Save the date!
Saturday, May 7, 2016
7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Nonprofits, schools and community groups… NOW is the time to register your team!

We recommend you do this ASAP. The earlier you get your team set up, the more time you’ll have to sign up team members and donors — and the more money you’ll have a chance to raise for your organization. We have a brand new easy-to-use race website that makes it faster and easier to set up your fundraising page and recruit supporters for your team.

Take the first step now: register your organization for the 2016 Bay Area Human Race.

Sign up your organization to fundraise in the Bay Area Human Race now

About the Race

5K Run Walk  Dog Walk  Community Village  Music  Food  Kids Races

CVNL is pleased to announce the expansion of the Marin Human Race to include both Marin and Napa counties — the Bay Area Human Race! For decades this event has been a critical fundraiser, advocacy tool and community-building event open to all nonprofits and schools. Last year the Human Race attracted 1,500 runners and more than 3,000 community supporters. Nearly 100 Marin nonprofits and businesses were featured. Over the past thirty three years, the Bay Area Human Race has raised over $7.5 million dollars for nearly 2,000 local nonprofits.

Race day features a fun and energizing 5K run/walk at the historic Marin County Civic Center lagoon park and fairgrounds (map/directions), including music, kids races and activities, a dog walk, the Community Village Fair and a pancake breakfast. Everyone is invited to participate. 

It’s easy to participate!


Team Leader Trainings — Ready, Set, Go!

Join us for a series of trainings to maximize your fundraising efforts for all team leaders, volunteers and staff of participating nonprofits, schools, community groups and businesses.

This year, we’ll be offering a training every two weeks in March and April leading up to the Bay Area Human Race in May. This is a great opportunity to gather with other teams, share goals and ideas with your peers, and stay on top of the latest Bay Area Human Race news.

Each session will have coffee, a brief presenter and fun activities to take back to your group. All trainings will take place at CVNL, 65 Mitchell Blvd., Suite 101, San Rafael, CA 94903. Each session will include plenty of time to discuss any operational issues questions about the online web portal. Register for these free trainings now:

March 1: Build & refine your fundraising message


March 8: Social media and marketing tips


March 29: Motivate your board to energize your fundraising


April 5: Volunteer management and donor recognition


Nonprofit Resources

Team Leader Packet

Read about race day info, timeline, registration information, a course description, fundraising, donations, the Community Village, tips and tools — including a checklist — for maximizing successful participation in the Race.

View/download Team Leader Packet PDF.

Need more registration forms?

Registration forms can be downloaded here. Print double sided, on legal paper, with ‘actual size’ selected. Teams can customize the registration form and poster to highlight your nonprofit, school, or community group AND attract more runners/walkers to your cause and increase donations. The customized area fits a standard Avery Label size #8164 (a 6-up, 3 1/3″ x 4″ sticker) which you can print with your logo and call to action specifically for your supporters. CVNL has a template (MS Word) to customize your message, logo, and call to action.

Ready to submit donations to be credited to your nonprofit, school or community group?

To submit donations that you and your participants collect, please download and use the Donation Form, and follow directions to ensure proper credit to your organization. As your team collects donations, you can drop them off every Thursday from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at CVNL.

Have you thanked your donors and supporters?

Organizations are responsible for thanking those who donate to them via the Bay Area Human Race. View/download the MS Word Thank You Letter template that you can use and customize for your own donor acknowledgements. We encourage you to use this thanking process to highlight your success stories and achievements. The CVNL tax ID number is used for the deduction. Tip: 70% of volunteers would like to be recognized & thanked IN PERSON, informally and on an ongoing basis. Take a-ways for the 2016 #bayareahumanrace.

Community Village — Fun for the whole family!

Nonprofits, schools and businesses host family-friendly activities at booths in the Community Village on race day. The Community Village is the perfect way to get your nonprofit, school, local business or cause in front of 3,000+ Bay Area Human Race attendees. Highlights this year include:

  • Kids Finish Line with jump houses provided by Jubilee Jumps and games
  • CVNL Pancake Breakfast — brought to you by board members of CVNL
  • Fresh coffee provided by Red Whale Coffee
  • And dozens of free refreshments provided by local vendors

Register for a Booth

Announcing! Nonprofits can collect donations at their booth this year! And, if your agency has a resellers license, you can sell items at the event. Community Village booths are 10×10 space with table, 2 chairs, and overnight security. Set up in the day before the race on Friday, May 6, 2016 from 2;00 – 5:00 p.m. Electricity is available for a slight additional fee. Nonprofit, School or Community Group Booth Registration CVNL, Members, $55; non-members $125. Business Booth Registration $300; Premier location $500.

Reserve booth in the Community Village

CVNL Bay Area Human Race logo art

Organizations are welcome to use the 34th Annual Bay Area Human Race logo for race marketing material. Please use the art provided, and do not alter it. If you need a specific size other that what is provided, contact

Download a set of 4 high resolution logos (horizontal and square versions, PDF and JPG)

Download a set of 4 WEB logos (1 horizontal 3 square versions)

We appreciate our CVNL Bay Area Human Race sponsors!