Sonoma County Human Race Is May 13th, 2023.

Sonoma County Human Race Is May 13th, 2023.

The largest 5k Fundraiser for nonprofits in the North Bay! Run, Walk, Roll

or Stroll to Support Your Favorite Local Cause.


Sonoma County, CA, April 20, 2023 —The Sonoma County Human Race returns Saturday, May 13th, 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM, Old Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa, CA. An established icon in Sonoma County, The Human Race has raised over $25 million for nearly 7,700 local nonprofits over the past 38 years. The theme of the 2023 Sonoma County Human Race is #OneHumanRace.

The Sonoma County Human Race is a spirited family-friendly, dog-friendly, costume-friendly 5K fundraiser where participants compete to raise dollars for their favorite local nonprofit organizations and causes. Currently, over 75 local nonprofits and businesses are signed up to participate. Registration is open to individuals, schools, nonprofits, and businesses.

Register online at Organizations participating and fundraising in this year’s event can be found online at: Fundraising and donations will continue through May 26, 2023.

Sonoma County Human Race welcomes and honors important work being done to better our communities,” said Linda Jacobs, CEO of CVNL. “We are pleased to be an inclusive event that welcomes all nonprofits, schools, and community groups across Sonoma County and the North Bay.

At the heart of the race is the Community Village, located at the start/finish line of the race, at Old Courthouse Square. The general public is encouraged to come out to cheer racers on and enjoy the festivities and camaraderie of the Community Village. Local nonprofits and businesses will be demonstrating their work with informational booths, hands-on activities, and giveaways. A Kids’ Zone will be set up for the younger generation with Corn Hole, glitter tattoos, games, and the Sonoma County Children’s Museum.

The event is expected to draw a crowd of 500-800+ at Old Courthouse Square in downtown Santa Rosa. KZST will be kicking off the day and getting people revved up to race and raise funds.  Individuals and teams of all ages and abilities are participating – running, walking, rolling, strolling, dog-walking, and most importantly – having fun and raising dollars for our community. All racers will be timed and must be registered in advance.  Registration will be available morning of the event from 7:00 – 7:30 AM. Race time begins at 8:00 AM sharp. More details at

Who: Sonoma County Human Race – #OneHumanRace

What: Largest community-driven 5K fundraiser in Sonoma County for North Bay nonprofits.

When: Saturday, May 13th, 2023, 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Old Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa, CA. Race starts at 8:00 AM sharp.

The Sonoma County Human Race is organized by Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) to provide a fundraising platform for local nonprofits and their work. The event is made possible with generous support from local sponsors: Presenting Sponsor Redwood Credit Union, Champion Sponsors Keysight Technologies, Sutter Health, Marathon Sponsors Hansel Auto Group, Sprinter Sponsors Bernstein Orthodontics, Kaiser Permanente, Friedman’s Home Improvement, Partnership Resources Group, Syar Foundation, TLCD Architecture, Media Sponsor KZST and In-Kind Sponsors Heart & Sole, Oliver’s Market and Recology Sonoma Marin.

Register to participate or donate to a beneficiary organization online at All participating racers must register online in advance of the event. Registration will open at 7:00 AM on day of the event for any late registrants. The Human Race is open and free to spectators and public to come and watch, cheer on community and enjoy the Community Village.

Visit to learn more.


About the Sonoma County Human Race: For nearly four decades 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 Bay Area. Visit

About CVNL: For over 60 years, CVNL has advanced nonprofits and volunteerism by strengthening leadership, encouraging innovation, and empowering individuals in their communities. 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 Learning & Leadership programs and trainings, 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 the Sonoma County Human Race, Secret Santa, Court Referral Program, and Volunteer Wheels. We provide disaster preparedness training and serve as an Emergency Volunteer Center (EVC), overseeing spontaneous volunteers and donations for Napa, Marin, Sonoma and Solano Counties in the aftermath of a disaster. We believe that with confident and prepared leaders, our nonprofits will be better equipped to create healthy, happy and more equitable communities. Visit to discover more.