CVNL Press Release: Volunteers Needed for the Human Race May 5, 6 and 7

Katelyn Willoughby

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April 28, 2016


Media Contacts:

Linda Davis
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Peter Rodgers
Director of Marketing & Communications


Volunteers Needed for the Human Race
May 5th – 7th

More than 100 people support the Race — an important local event that has raised over $7.5M for causes to date

SAN RAFAEL & NAPA, CA — Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) encourages people to be a part of the largest collaborative fundraising event of its kind in Marin as a volunteer. The CVNL Bay Area Human Race™ is a vital awareness and fundraising event open to nonprofits, schools and groups. Race day features a 5K run/walk at the Marin County Civic Center Fairgrounds and Lagoon Park, including music, Kids Races and activities, a dog walk, and the Community Village Fair.

Approximately half of the 100 volunteers needed have already signed up. CVNL is working on filling the remaining spots and encourages people to come out and support our community by volunteering on one or more days. Volunteers are needed on the two days prior to the event, and on Race day, May 7.

All volunteers will receive a FREE Human Race t-shirt and CVNL bag. Volunteers who help out on Race day will enjoy the FREE pancake breakfast and coffee, dozens of attractions and refreshments at the Community Village, and receive an exclusive parking pass.

Volunteer opportunities include:

T-shirt & Bib Distribution:
Thursday, May 5, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., or 12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday, May 6, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., or 12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Organize and distribute bibs and t-shirts at our CVNL office for pre-registered runers.

Community Village Set-Up:
Friday, May 6, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Set up tables, chairs, and umbrellas and other materials all throughout the Marin Center Fairgrounds for the Community Village.

Volunteer Booth Support:
Saturday, May 7, 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Assist CVNL Volunteer Services team with coordinating Bay Area Human Race Volunteers. This includes greeting volunteers, distributing volunteer t-shirts, making sure that volunteers find the correct station for their assignment, and helping reassign volunteers if necessary, depending on needs.

Will Call Support:
Saturday, May 7, 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Distribute bibs for pre-registered race participants.

Course Race Monitors:
Saturday, May 7, 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Line the race course to ensure that runers are staying within the boundaries and heading in the correct direction. Motivate and cheer on runers. Help break down course & (may include some lifting) when race is finished.
Direct link to sign up to volunteer.

Direct link to the CVNL Bay Area Human Race Page.

About the CVNL Bay Area Human Race

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

Saturday, May 7, 2016, 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Marin Civic Center Fairgrounds and Lagoon Park, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903

For decades this Bay Area Human Race has been a critical fundraiser, advocacy tool and community-building event open to all nonprofits and schools. The 2015 Bay Area Human Race attracted 1,500 runers 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, 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.

About CVNL
Since 1964, the national award-wining Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) has advanced nonprofits and volunteerism by strengthening leadership, encouraging inovation, and empowering individuals throughout the Bay Area. CVNL knows that passion alone isn’t enough when it comes to creating strong nonprofits. CVNL works with aspiring and established leaders every day to help them build the skills and connections that can take their impact to the next level — offering comprehensive programs including education, executive search, consulting, leadership training and recognition. CVNL has a rich history of promoting volunteerism, offering easy-to-access, meaningful opportunities to individuals, families, groups, and businesses. CVNL believes that with confident and prepared leaders, our nonprofits will be better equipped to create healthy, happy communities. CVNL has served the Bay Area continuously for more than 50 years and expanded to Napa County in July 2014.

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