Event Description

The Human Race is a nationwide community fundraising event for nonprofit organizations. In the Triangle, the Great Human Race is the largest collaborative fundraising event benefiting hundreds of nonprofits in the Triangle, having raised over $3 million since it debuted in 1996.

Celebrating its 25th year, the Race is headquartered at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The competitive 5K course starts at the ballpark and runs through the gently rolling hills of the historic Forest Hills neighborhood.

More than just a 5K, The Great Human Race features activities for the whole community including local Performers, Food Trucks and a Nonprofit Marketplace.

AGAIN THIS YEAR! .5K Kid’s Fun Run (ages 4-11), where kids will make a dash run from the starting line and run .5K (54 yards) down Blackwell and back to the finish line.  There will be prizes for the first 2nd and 3rd place winners in the 4-7 and 8-11 age groups.   The race will also include an Animal Walk for fun.  Owners can walk the race route with their dogs.  This is an untimed event.

Run, Walk, Volunteer, or Donate to your favorite nonprofit...or just come out and enjoy a great time with your family and friends. 

When you support the Great Human Race, you support the entire community.  We work with more than 1,400 nonprofits in wide-ranging issue areas... hunger and homelessness, health and wellness, support of youth and seniors, arts and culture, literacy and education, domestic abuse, saving animal and saving the planet! This is a fun family-friendly event. Tell your friends!

Pre-race runner packet pick-up:

          Thursday, March 21 at Barley Labs, 4015 University Drive, Durham, from 4:00 pm-8:00 pm.

          Friday, March 22 at Fleet Feet Durham, 6807 Fayetteville Road, Durham, from 4:00 pm-7:00 pm.

Day of race registration and packet pick-up is from 8:00am - 9:15am.

Race day parking is available in the parking garage at the corner of Jackie Robinson/Willard & Blackwell (next to the Mellow Mushroom).

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