CVNL Bay Area Human Race, final results are in, $268,603 raised!

Katelyn Willoughby

Katelyn is fired up about communication, marketing, business development, and working with diverse leaders in the North Bay to help them carry out their missions.

The results are in!

Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) is proud to announce the final results of the 34th Anual Bay Area Human Race™. On Saturday, May 7th, 2016, 1,154 adults and kids of every size and ability ran, walked, wheelchaired, or walked their dog through the 5K winding course to raise funds for causes they care about. 78 Race Day volunteers, 67 Community Village exhibitors, and hundreds of community members cheered on the participants. This year, 53 nonprofits fundraised for their causes, and over $268,603* has been raised to date for local nonprofits and causes. Did you see the final results announced in the Marin Independent Journal on Friday? The ad is shown above. Read a fun chronicle of the day’s highlights and the press release here. We are grateful for all the sponsors that enable CVNL to produce this event and provide an important platform where organizations can highlight their mission and raise money with minimal effort, and maximum fun.

Each year, we hear stories from individuals about why they give, volunteer, or join a movement. CVNL is privileged to be the platform for these stories to have a voice — providing a way for nonprofits, schools, groups, and individuals to raise money for the causes they care most about. Many nonprofits cannot achieve the impact they want on their own: the Human Race provides logistics, marketing, training, and tools to help nonprofits reach their goals. Because we are a nonprofit ourselves, we intimately understand the need for transparency and best practices. We are pleased to share the entire analysis of the Race. Producing the Race costs over $100k each year, and because of its inclusive and collaborative nature for 34 years, it has become a beloved iconic event. From supporting those with disabilities, protecting our seniors, advocating for the arts, to those seeking to reduce barriers to health services — the Bay Area Human Race honors important work being done to better our communities.


Save the date for next year: Saturday, May 13, 2017

The phrase “it takes a village” is so true for the Bay Area Human Race that brings together organizations of all sizes to make a sector-wide impact. Look for the Kick-off in early February 2017, mark your calendars for next year: Saturday, May 13th, 2017, and learn more here at (we’ll post the latest information about the Race next year as it becomes available). Together we can achieve our mission of advancing the entire nonprofit community by giving local leaders, big and small, the skills, conections, and confidence to take their cause to the next level.

Thank you!

We appreciate our sponsors and in-kind donors including: Marin Community Foundation, County of Marin, Marin Independent Journal, Bradley Real Estate, Flipcause, Good Earth Natural Foods, Kaiser Permanente, Milagro Foundation, Marin ACE, Marshall Arts, and Redwood Credit Union. In-kind sponsors include, Bright Star Security Inc., Clover Stornetta, Ghilotti Brothers, Jubilee Jumps, Las Gallinas Lions Club, Marin Photography Club, Marin Sanitary, Noah’s Bagels, Red Whale Coffee, Revolution Foods, Unicorn Group, US Pure Water, West End Café, and World Centric.

*as of 6/3/16