McHenry County Human Race is a unique 5K walk/run that allows
participants to choose which organization will receive the
proceeds of their race fee and any fundraising they choose to
do. The race annually takes place at McHenry County College on
the fourth Sunday in April at 8AM.
In its first five years, the Human Race has
supported over 60 local organizations serving McHenry County and
raised over $360,000!
This is a great community event that
highlights and strengthens the missions of local nonprofit
Chip Timing for everyone! Everyone Gets Time!
- Get your time on your phone immediately after
- Results will also be available on a print out
inside MCC and posted on this race site.
Registration Fees - Early Registration Opens Dec 1!
- Superman $30.00 "Faster than a locomotive" December 1 to
- Daredevil $35.00 "Man without fear" January 1 to March
- Batman $40.00 "Da da da da Batman!" April 1 to April 23
- Dash $15.00 "Run with lightning speed!" Only for kids 10
and under (any time registration)
- Captain Marvel $40 "Shazam!!" Bib and T-shirt Pick-up -
- Spiderman $45.00 "He arrives just in time!" Day of April
How does your registration fee help the
community? 60% of your race registration fee supports the
charity of your choice. 28% supports McHenry County volunteerism
and 12% is for race
*Registration fees are non-refundable
and non-transferable. Fees listed above do not include
the processing fee.
*Race bibs are required to
participate. Children in strollers do not require a bib.
*Sorry animals are not allowed on McHenry
County College property
Race Day Schedule
- 6:30 AM Registration, Bib and T-shirt Pick-up,
and Expo Open to Public
- 7:45 Stretching at the start line
- 7:55 Opening Ceremony
- 8 AM Race Begins
- Food and Drink for Racers Following the Race
- 9 AM Race Awards inside MCC
- Inside Expo 6:30 AM to 10:30
Early Bib and T-shirt Pick-up
April 23 11AM to 3PM at McHenry
County College in Building B Cafeteria, 8900 RT 14,
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
If picking up for a group email the names and
either their phone number or address to
firstname.lastname@example.org by April 21. Put group pick up in the
Dress as a hero at bib pick-up and have a chance at
winning $150 for a participating charity!
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
Invite others to the race – the organization with
the most runners and walkers wins $600!
$250 for 2nd place
If you are chosen as the
Best-Dressed Hero At Packet Pick-Up,
your organization of choice will receive an extra
If you are the
Fundraising Individual the organization
of your choice will receive
- $250 for 2nd place
Invite your friends to donate to
your organization of choice. The organization
that raises the most money wins an extra $400.00.
$250.00 for 2nd place.
If your organization’s
Race Day Picture Of Heroes is chosen
they will receive an extra
*Organizations must be registered before April 24,
2015 in order to qualify for a prize
Race and Event Location
McHenry County College, 8900 US
RT 14, Crystal Lake IL 60012
Volunteers will help you find
parking on site
Rain or Shine
For the safety of all participants, the following
are prohibited: dogs, bicycles, in-line skates,
skateboards and all motor-driven vehicles.
Course is an out and back that begins on the MCC campus,
travels down Tartan Dr. to Ridgefield Rd., and back to MCC (blacktop and concrete)
Map of course (watch
5K participants have 1.5 hours to complete
the course (30 min/mile pace). The course has a
rolling street closure. If you fall behind this
pace, the roads will be reopened to normal traffic
and you will be a pedestrian and subject to normal
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.
Join the celebration inside MCC. Meet up
with participating charities. Visit local venders
and other supporters of the helping community. Find
out how you can get involved.
Enjoy DJ music, food and awards!
Run, walk, and show your support!
McHenry County College
8900 RT 14, Crystal Lake IL
Parking on site
Bib and T-shirt Pick up April 23
At race address 11 AM to 3PM