McHenry County Human Race - 2020

The McHenry County Human Race event has been cancelled.

The McHenry County Human Race, hosted annually by the Volunteer Center McHenry County, has been cancelled based upon County and State recommendations and an over-abundance of concern for the health of our community.

The event scheduled for April 26, has over 70 nonprofit organizations registered as beneficiaries of the race participants fundraising efforts.  Although the race itself won’t happen, community members are still encouraged to donate on the event page in support of local nonprofits and can even set up a fundraising page to support their charity of choice.

“The environment Covid-19 has created will impact our nonprofits greatly; many of which provide services to vulnerable populations within our community.  In the coming weeks and months they will face the challenges of closed programs, cancelled fundraisers and a minimized work force,” said Rebecca Stiemke, Executive Director for Volunteer Center McHenry County.  “It’s important that we still take the time to rally around our nonprofit community and support them by donating to their causes.”

The Human Race website will remain open until April 30 to receive donations.  All fees and pledges collected will be distributed as originally intended. It is important to note, one hundred percent of any pledge made will be given directly to the nonprofit it was directed to. 

To support a nonprofit through the Human Race initiative, visit

Be a hero and join the Dynamic Dems for Justice in the McHenry County Human Race! 

Please help the McHenry County Democrats raise funds for Independence Health & Therapy. Our team is the Dynamic Dems for Justice. By signing up you receive a Human Race shirt and a white Dems T-shirt with the above graphics. What a deal!!

We are aiming for 50 walkers/runners this year. Be sure to select Independence Health & Therapy (IHT) as your charity. Shirt is suitable to wear for all the summer parades! This is a 5K run, walk, stroller ride, or couch potato to benefit local charities, kicking off from MCC.  In addition to the race, there is an expo with a DJ, food, photos, local vendors, and info about our great local non-profits. 

The first 50 Dems to sign up and support IHT will receive a free Dem T-Shirt with our logo to wear with pride!  Please register by April 14th to get your size.  All the details can be found here:  Human Race Tips

  • Entry fee: $38 (includes processing fee) through February 29 (price goes up on March 1)
  • Race Day Schedule: 
  • 6:45 am – Registration and Bib pickup
  • 7:55 am – Opening Ceremony
  • 8:00 am – Race Begins

Go to to sign up.  Make sure to:

  • Choose YES for Would you like to join a Group/Team?
  • Click on Join an Existing Group/Team
  • Select Dynamic Dems for Justice in the dropdown
  • Next screen choose INDEPENDENCE HEALTH & THERAPY (Family Alliance and Adult & Child Rehab) as the organization that should receive the proceeds of your race fee 
  • You know the rest…but if you have any questions call our dynamic leader Pat Lawlor at 815-715-0592.

Invite your fellow Dems to do more good in the world.  See you there!

April 26, 2020 at 7:00am - 9:30am
McHenry County College
8900 US-14
Leucht Auditorium door
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
United States
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Pat Lawlor · · 815-715-0592
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The Democratic Party of McHenry County