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

It’s easy to participate!


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

CVNL expanded the Marin Human Race to include both Marin and Napa counties this year, and renamed it the CVNL 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. Read the March 23, 2016 Press Release.

Marin Center Fairgrounds & Lagoon Park

Race day features a fun and energizing 5K run/walk at the historic Marin County Civic Center lagoon park and fairgrounds, including music, kids races and activities, a dog walk, the Community Village Fair and a pancake breakfast. Everyone is invited to participate. Directions to 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael.

We appreciate our CVNL Bay Area Human Race sponsors!



Volunteer on May 5, 6 and/or 7

It takes a village to make the Bay Area Human Race run smoothly. We are looking for over 100 volunteers to help us with many race related activities.

  • Distribute bibs and t-shirts
  • Register runners
  • Manage water and refreshment stations
  • Lead the children’s races
  • Set-up, break-down and more!

Sign up now.

$7.5M raised to date…

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. Read the story.

CVNL Bay Area Human Race tutorial videos!

Watch this set of 8 short training videos — you’ll get up to speed in record time. Simply click on the image below:


Nonprofits, schools and community groups… register your team to fundraise!

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 today:

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

62 teams you can support now

(live links directly to fundraising pages):


Nonprofit Resources

Need more registration forms?

View/download the registration form. 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. Spanish language registration forms are available upon request. 

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.

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)

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.


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 a booth in the Community Village