Human Race

Dear Friend of the Human Race,

It is with regret that we have to inform you that after our last Board of Director�s meeting, there was a decision not to hold the Annual Human Race of Silicon Valley on its traditionally scheduled date, Saturday May 9, 2009. We anticipate reintroducing this event at a later date.

The Volunteer Center understands that this action may have an impact on your organization�s annual fundraising plans for May of this year and are truly sorry for any disruption. However, as we have witnessed throughout Santa Clara County and the country, the nonprofit sector has been severely affected by the ongoing turmoil in the economy. Many have been surprised by recently witnessing several large, local non-profit organizations which have had to close their doors. As the annual Human Race Event producer, we have also been impacted by these events and realities and must spend the next year restructuring and reorganizing in order to stay in business. As a result, the Volunteer Center Board of Directors has chosen at this juncture to dedicate board member and professional staff time and organizational resources to concentrate its energy and resources on fundraising activities to sustain our own organization.

Thank you for your continuing support and understanding. We thank you for your interest and participation in the Human Race and hope to bring you another opportunity in the future. Should you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to call us at 408-247-1126.

Activities include a USA Track and Field (USATF) certified 10K and a 5K Run, 5K Pledge Walk and a 5K Dog Walk. The course is flat and wheelchair accessible. Roller blades, scooters and strollers are welcome on the walk course. Pledge walkers with leashed dogs have a separate course.

Human Race/TBD

A Big Thank You to everyone who participated and partnered in the 2008 Human Race! It's never too late to get started for next year's race and to get your friends to participate.

If you are interested in the race please contact Tim Tom at development@vcsv.us or by phone at 408-247-1126 x.327

General Race Information
Date: Saturday TBD
Time: 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Charleston/Shoreline Park adjacent to Google Campus
1450 Ampitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043
7:00 AM: Registration and Check-In Begins
8:30 AM: 10K & 5K USATF Run Start Time
8:45 AM: 5K Pledge Walk and Separate 5K Dog Walk Begins
Awards Ceremony and Community Festival Follows

Event Producer:
The Volunteer Center of Silicon Valley connects volunteers with community needs and promotes volunteer services in Santa Clara County. The Volunteer Center provides volunteer referral and emergency preparedness services to hundreds of non-profit organizations and links community volunteers through volunteer programs for youth, seniors, corporate or government employees.

Human Race Procedure/Instructions

A How-To-Guide and Referesher Course on how to facilitate and participate in the Human Race.

1. Register yourself/your organization for the Human Race. Individual Reg Organization Reg
2. Get interested in creating a team. Designate a team leader, and recruit friends, family and coworkers to join your team. Team Registration Form
3. Start collecting pledges and providing funders with the donation receipt. Many participants host local events and activities to help them reach their fundraising goals.
4. Gather completed forms and donations and turn them into the Volunteer Center with a completed Transmittal Form.
5. Join us for the Human Race to walk or run and turn in your final pledges on the same day at the Registration Table.

Need help facilitating your team, or have additional questions? Please contact Tim Tom at development@vcsv.us or by phone at 408-247-1126 x.327