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McHenry County Human Race

  Be a HERO April 27, 2014

Run, walk, and show your support!

Race address: 1391 Corporate Dr, McHenry IL

- Volunteers will direct you to parking on site

Register for the race Register my Charity Donate to a charity

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The Human Race is a unique 5K that supports charities serving McHenry County IL. Each race participant designates what organization will receive the proceeds of their race fee.

The Human Race will support over 50 local charities this year!

2014 Theme: HEROES of the HUMAN RACE!

This race is for all fitness levels

The first 1,000 to register are guaranteed a Heros T-shirt


The event includes

      Timed race

        Hydration station

        Onsite charity expo

        Finish line entertainment

        Food at the Finish line


Awards include (Back to the top)

Awards will be given to the top male and female finishers.


Medals are given to the first three individuals to complete the race in the following categories:

14 & Under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34,

35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59

60-64, 65-69, 70 and over

All children 10 and under will receive a finisher medal

$2400 in Cash Prizes!

Cash prizes include (Back to the top)

  • $600: McHenry County Community Foundation Award Organization with the most race participants

  • $400: Illinois State Bank Award Top fundraising organization

  • $400: Name TBD Top fundraising individual (Prize money goes to individuals participating organization of choice)

  • $250: Second place organization with most race participants

  • NEW $250: Prize to the organization that submits a photo showing the most race day Heros" dressed in costume. (Photo must be submitted electronically to VCMC no later than May 5.)

  • $250: Second place fundraising individual (Prize money goes to individuals participating organization of choice)

  • $150: Organization with most active fundraising pages. (Pages must have donations in order to be considered active)

  • NEW $100: Best dressed hero at packet pick-up (prize money goes to individuals participating organization of choice)

Registration information (Back to the top)

  • December 1 to 31: Early online registration: $25

  • Jan 1 to March 31: Online registration $30

  • April 1 to April 24: Online registration $35

  • April 26 (packet pick up) Offline registration $35

  • April 27 (Day of) Offline registration $40

Packet Picket UP - April 26 at McHenry County College in the Cafeteria - 11AM to 4PM

  • 8900 US RT 14, Crystal Lake, IL

Race Day Information (Back to the top)

  • 7:30AM to 8:45AM: Day of Race registration $40.

  • 7:30AM to 10:30 Expo, music, visit charities, local venders in event parking lot

  • 7:30 to 8:45: Race day registration and day of packet pick-up

  • 8:40 AM stretching at race start line

  • 8:50: announcements

  • 9AM Runners begin, walkers to follow

  • Following race: food and music

  • 9:45: Race awards outside of food tent

Course (Back to the top)

For the safety of all participants, the following are prohibited: bicycles, in-line skates, skateboards and all motor-driven vehicles.

The course is an out and back route which will run through McHenry Corporate Park, past the United Way of McHenry County and local businesses. Course map.


Course Time Limit

Participants have 1.5 hours to complete the 5K participants have 1.5 hours to complete the course (30 min/mile pace).


Timing System

*Please note: All participants must wear their bib in order to have their times recorded. Race Results will be posted at shortly after the race.



There will be photographers along the course snapping your photo for some great action shots. Race pictures can be found on our Facebook page. A link to this page can be found at

Rules and Policies (Back to the top)

  • You must bring a photo ID to pick up your own race bib.

  • Racers are allowed to pick up bibs for other runners. A signed stated displaying the name, phone and email listed on the individuals race registration is required for each bib to be picked up. 

  • Bibs that are lost or misplaced will not be replaced.

  • Race bibs are required to participate.

  • Children riding in strollers do not require a bib.

  • No coaches, handcycles, bikes, in-line skates, skateboards or dogs will be allowed on the course.

Rain or Shine

This event will take place rain or shine, so please dress accordingly.



Entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE and entries are NON-TRANSFERABLE. Sorry, no exceptions. Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate. You may not give or sell your number to anyone else. You also may not transfer your application to the following year or another event.

Gear Check

Gear check is not available


Training Programs (Back to the top)

Need help training for the race? Check out 5K Walk training listed on


Forms (Back to the top)

Contact (Back to the top)

Volunteer Center McHenry County 815-344-4483,