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The Human Race 2020

By The Volunteer Center

June 20, 2020
Location: LeBauer Park, Downtown Greensboro

New Date: June 20th, LeBauer Park.

We do have a virtual Plan B if we are still not able to gather in June


If you have been to the Human Race, you have felt the support of the community first-hand. You have walked side by side with organizations serving food to those that are hungry, freeing dogs from heavy chains, empowering our next generation, building homes for those without, showing support for those who need it, gathering resources for our veterans, supporting those with disabilities, educating children at every level, offering health and wellness to all, and more.

This Human Race, this 26th year, will feel very different. After the COVID-19 pandemic, we need each other more than ever. We will not take for granted the ability to gather in a park together, the ability to hug one another or shake a stranger’s hand. We will celebrate with our hearts fully invested.

In times like these, our communities rely heavily on non-profit organizations. 73 nonprofit organizations across the Triad are using this 2020 Human Race fundraiser to further their missions, to raise support for their efforts, and to reach more in need. This year, the fundraiser means even more to them, as many have been affected by the ramifications of COVID-19 and its impact on our economy and our vulnerable populations.

We are rescheduling our event and it will take place on JUNE 20th, 2020. Our plan is to have the event at LeBauer Park and our hope is that by June 20th, we will all be able to gather and we will all be excited to get outside and be together.

Of course, we are planning an alternate and virtual way to celebrate if we are NOT able to gather by June 20th. But this event is really all about fundraising, so please continue to help support each participating non-profit by donating to their missions

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Sincerely, Carley Swaim Walker, Jordan Lacenski, Hope Tyler, and Papper Bristol



The Human Race 2020 is the 26th annual fundraiser for the Volunteer Center. This 5k walk/run that allows participants to raise money for their favorite nonprofit! (agency, school PTA, church, etc..). The Volunteer Center takes care of all of the planning, and has managed the race since 1994! Gates open at 9am, walk and fun run starts at 10am.


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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. You will see people of all ages, kids in strollers, folks who use wheelchairs, as well as leashed, friendly dogs.


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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