Sonoma County Human Race 5k Fundraiser for Local Nonprofits Returns Saturday, May 4th, Uniting Community with 500-600 Enthusiastic Attendees

Join the Movement: Make a Difference at Sonoma County’s Premier 5k Fundraiser

Sonoma County, CA, April 30, 2024 Get ready for an exhilarating event as the Sonoma County Human Race, a beloved 5K run, walk, and roll fundraiser benefiting Sonoma County nonprofits, returns to Old Courthouse Square in Santa Rosa, CA, on Saturday, May 4th. A staple in Sonoma County’s charitable landscape, The Human Race has raised an impressive $25 million for nearly 7,700 local nonprofits since its inception in 1981.

Anticipation is high for this year’s race, expected to draw a vibrant crowd of 500-600 enthusiastic community members. Whether participating in the race or cheering from the sidelines, attendees can experience the heart of the event at the Community Village. Here, local businesses and nonprofits showcase their offerings, while the Kids Zone provides games, face-painting, and free activities for all ages. Music and announcements will be broadcast from KZST’s main stage adding to the festive atmosphere as racers cross the finish line to cheers and applause.

The Sonoma County Human Race not only promotes fitness and community engagement but also serves as a crucial platform for nearly 40 participating nonprofits to raise awareness and vital funds for their services in the community. It’s a celebration of unity and support for the impactful work being done across Sonoma County.

“Sonoma County Human Race honors the invaluable contributions of our local organizations in improving our communities,” remarked Linda Jacobs, CEO of CVNL. “We are proud to champion and amplify their efforts throughout Sonoma County and beyond.”

Linda Jacobs, CEO, CVNL

Organized by the Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) and generously supported by Presenting Sponsor Redwood Credit Union and other esteemed sponsors, the 2024 Sonoma County Human Race promises to be a memorable event that fosters unity, fitness, and philanthropy.

Registration to participate in the race is open online through Friday, May 3rd. In person registration opens at 7 AM on Saturday, May 4th. The race begins at 8 AM starting and ending at Old Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa, CA. Sonoma County Human Race Community Village is free and open for all community members to enjoy. CVNL invites community members to come out and enjoy the activities and cheer on Sonoma County’s local nonprofits and fundraisers. Event details, race registration, and race day timeline are available online at

Participating nonprofits fundraising for their organizations in the 2024 Sonoma County Human Race include (as of April 30):

Alzheimer’s Association
Assistance League of Sonoma County
Becoming Independent
Better Beginnings
Boys and Girls Club
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa
Center for Well-Being
Ceres Community Project
Circuit Rider Community Services
Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County (CAP Sonoma)
Community Support Network
Conservation Corps North Bay
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Sonoma County (CASA)
Crozat Family Foundation
Demeo Teen Club (dba Chop’s Teen Club)
F.I.S.H. a Food Pantry for All
Farm to Pantry
First Responder Therapy Dogs
Friends of Sonoma County Animal Shelter
Future Roots Farm
Greater Powerhouse Voices of Joy Choir
Heartfelt Help Foundation
Humanidad Therapy & Education Services
Lifehouse Agency
NAMI Sonoma County
Petaluma People Services Center
Providence Hospice Sonoma County
Restorative Resources
Reuse Alliance
Rincon Valley Education Foundation
Russian Riverkeeper
Santa Rosa South Youth Soccer Club / Santa Rosa Youth Soccer League Safari West Wildlife Foundation
Side By Side
The Living Room
Vital Immigrant Defense Advocacy and Services
Windsor Educational Foundation

Online donations play a crucial role in supporting these nonprofits, and fundraising efforts will continue through Friday, May 17, 2024. You can make a difference by donating online at Every contribution counts towards building stronger communities and empowering these organizations to create lasting impact.

Thank you to the generous 2024 Sonoma County Human Race Sponsors, including Presenting Sponsor Redwood Credit Union, Champion Sponsor G and C Autobody, Marathon Sponsors Hansel Auto Group and Keysight Technology, Pacesetter & Sprinter Sponsors Bernstein Orthodontics, Friedman’s Home Improvement, Kaiser Permanente, Poppy Bank Epicenter, Summit State Bank and Media, and In-Kind Sponsors KZST and Recology Sonoma Marin.

For Sonoma County Human Race Event Details, Registration or to Donate visit:

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About CVNL

About the Sonoma County Human Race: Since 1981, the Sonoma County Human Race has been a critical fundraiser, advocacy tool, and much anticipated community-building event. Collectively raising over $26 million dollars for 7,700 nonprofits, schools, and community groups across the North Bay. Visit

About CVNL: Since 1964,  Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership has advanced nonprofits and volunteerism by strengthening leadership, encouraging innovation, and empowering individuals in their communities. We believe that passion alone isn’t enough when it comes to creating strong nonprofits. That’s why we work with aspiring and established leaders every day to help them build the skills and connections that can take their impact to the next level. Together we offer comprehensive programs that support nonprofits and volunteers including training, executive search, customized consulting solutions, volunteer matching, and corporate engagement. Heart of Marin, Heart of Napa, and Heart of Sonoma County events support nonprofits of every size and mission through recognition and cash awards. Other programs and services include 100MARIN, Sonoma County Human Race, Secret Santa, Court Referral Program, Sonoma County Paratransit and Volunteer Services. CVNL’s Volunteer Services includes a range of disaster services for response, relief, and recovery in the aftermath of disasters in Marin, Solano, Napa, and Sonoma Counties. We believe that with confident and prepared leaders, our nonprofits will be better equipped to create healthy, happy, and more equitable communities.