The Human Race 2021

By The Volunteer Center

Watch the Human Race 2021 Premiere on June 5th at 10AM

April 23, 2021
Location: Virtual

The Human Race 5K has started!

While we were hoping to be able to gather this year, we hope our virtual event will be the best (and last) yet!
Please choose your favorite nonprofit and Walk, Run or Roll your way to the fundraising finish line!

The past year has been tough for everyone and local nonprofits have worked harder than ever to support people in our community.
Let's support them now!

If your nonprofit would like to participate, please fill out the Nonprofit Agreement before you register.

Participating Nonprofits

After Gateway

Animal Rescue and Foster

AuthoraCare Collective

BackPack Beginnings

Beautiful Butterflies

Black Child Development Institute

Child Evangelism Fellowship of Guilford and Rockingham Counties 

Communication Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Community Housing Solutions

Empowered Girls of NC

Epilepsy Alliance of NC

Family Support Network of Central Carolina

Future Hope Single Parents Ministry

Guilford Urban Farming Initiative

Hand in Hand Water Safety Awareness Foundation

Haynes-Inman Education Center

Horsepower Therapeutic Learning Center

Interactive Resource Center

Kellin Foundation

Keri's Crusade for ALS

North Carolina African Services Coalition

One Step Further, Inc.

Rosa Foundation

SHIELD Mentor Program

The Servant Center

The Volunteer Center of the Triad

Triad Goodwill

Triad Play

United Way of Greater Greensboro

Women's Resource Center

Top 5 Individual Fundraisers!!

#1- Heather Pryor- donations for Epilepsy Alliance of NC- $7,800


#2- Shelley Wheeler- Bank of America - donations for Community Housing Solutions and Women's Resource Center- $5,880


#3- Nathan Hodgin- donations for Haynes-Inman Education Center- $5,325


#4- Janina Boyce- donations for Haynes-Inman Education Center- $3,150


#5- Kathy Cark- Bank of America- donations for BackPack Beginnings- $3,015


Interested in Learning More?

If you'd like to learn more about this program, you can contact:
Hope Tyler
336-373-1633 ext. 104



The Human Race is a unique way for our community to come together:
About 100 different nonprofits form teams and recruit members to fundraise for their missions
Dozens of companies form teams and their employees can choose the cause they are most passionate about
Anywhere from 3,000-5,000 people come together on race day to celebrate including people of all ages, kids in strollers, folks who use wheelchairs, as well as leashed, friendly dogs. Even though this year’s event is virtual, we hope you’ll join in the fundraising for our amazing nonprofit partners! Be sure to tune in June 5 at 10am for the virtual program!


Will include 5k through downtown streets, starting and finishing at LeBauer Park
Will include a short turnaround for those participating but are not able to do the whole distance


LeBauer Park, Downtown Greensboro


Gates open at 9am, race starts at 10am
The Human Race is RAIN OR SHINE! Join us for a walk, run, or roll around the neighborhood, and then enjoy our famous AFTERPARTY at LeBauer Park including complimentary food from your favorite local restaurants, a children's area in the park, the dog park for our four-legged friends, music and fun for the whole family!
The 5k is now a TIMED race. **All Participants are required to register. If you don't plan on running, and you just want to walk with your team or participate in the short turnaround, you still need to register, but it's a free registration. You will not receive a shirt unless you personally fundraise at least $50.
Our event is part of the "2020" Edition of the Piedmont Race Series powered by Finish Line Timing and sponsored by DICK'S Sporting Goods. The BEST award prizes in the Triad. Top 3 Overall Female & Male finishers and Top 3 Female & Male Age Group finishers 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70+. The award prizes at DICK'S Bonus Certificates that work like CASH at any DICK'S, Field & Stream or Golf Galaxy
Every registrant gets a fundraising page. Once you register, you will have your special link and you can share with those who want to support and donate. Leashed, friendly dogs, as well as strollers and wheelchairs, are welcome at the event.


There are several parking decks close to the race kick-off at LeBauer Park including the Church Street Deck and Davie Street Parking. Street Parking is also available in designated spots.

Race Day Schedule

There are several parking decks close to the race kick-off at LeBauer Park including the Church Street Deck and Davie Street Parking. Street Parking is also available in designated spots.

  • 9:00am-9:50am: Gates open, Walkers find teams, turn in last-minute donations, and line up
  • 9:50am: Opening Ceremony
  • 10am: Fun runners start, immediately followed by the walkers
  • 10:30am: The AFTERPARTY begins
  • 11:45am: Awards Ceremony - Awards for Top Fundraising Nonprofits, Top 10 Individual Fundraisers, Top Company Fundraisers and Top runners in age groups.

Sponsorship Deck

How else can I help?


The Volunteer Center extends its deepest gratitude to our Circle of Service Members:

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