Join us for the FREE Kick-off Breakfast next week: 2/23/17!

Nonprofits, schools and community groups: Earn thousands of dollars to help support your cause. Come find out how the Bay Area Human Race can help you. Two sessions: either 8:30am or 10:00 am — whichever fits your schedule best! Click below to reserve your spot/s.




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

For decades this event has been a critical fundraising vehicle, advocacy tool and community-building event open to all nonprofits and schools. Last year the race attracted 1,500 runners and more 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 $7.7 million dollars for nearly 2,000 local nonprofits.

Save the date!
Saturday, May 13, 2016
7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Directions to the Fairgrounds

Calling all volunteers!

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. We need volunteers on the two days prior to the event and on race day itself to complete the following:

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

Email Molly to express interest, and we’ll be in touch with further instructions. 

Everything you need for a successful fundraising campaign.

Download the 2017 Team Leader packet
Download registration forms
Download deposit slips

Have you thanked your donors and supporters?

Organizations are responsible for thanking those who donate to them via the Bay Area Human Race. Attached is a template thank you letter 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 supporters would like to be recognized and thanked IN PERSON, informally and on an ongoing basis. Take a-ways for the 2017  #bayareahumanrace

Organizations are welcome to use the 35th Annual Bay Area Human Race logo for your race marketing material. The race logo must be used as is and cannot be altered.

2016 Bay Area Human Race logo – small 200×200

2016 Bay Area Human Race logo – rectangular

Ready, set, go! Team Leader Training.

We will be hosting training to maximize your fundraising efforts. Even better, 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. 

Training will take place at CVNL, 65 Mitchell Blvd., Suite 101, San Rafael, CA 94903. Each session is from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., and will include plenty of time to discuss technical issues with the online web portal. Register for sessions below. 

  1. March 1 – Build & refine your fundraising message
  2. March 29 – Motivate your board to energize your fundraising
  3. April 5 – Social media and marketing tips  
  4. April 27 – Volunteer management and donor recognition

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 re-sellers license, you can sell items at the event. 

Community Village booths are 10×10 spaces with a table, 2 chairs, and overnight security. Set up in the day before the race on Friday, May 6, 2016 from 2-5pm.  Electricity is available for a slight additional fee.

Reserve your booth here:

Nonprofit, School or Community Group Booth Registration CVNL members, $55; Non-members $125

Business Booth Registration $300; Premier location $500

We appreciate our CVNL Bay Area Human Race sponsors!



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

Since 1982, the Bay Area Human Race, produced by Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL), has been a critical fundraiser for many nonprofits. An established icon in the community, the race has raised over $7.7 million dollars for nearly 2,000 local nonprofits over the past 34 years. 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. The event is open to everyone — and the entire community is invited to participate. Hundreds of volunteers, spectators and supporters donate to causes and contribute to the success.