The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

March 19, 2013

The Human Race back for 12 year on Saturday

The Stanly News & Press

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 — The 12th Annual Human Race, a walk/run fund-raiser organized by the Volunteer Center of Randolph County, will be held Saturday, March 23.

The 3.1-mile walk, again with CommunityOne bank as the Signature Sponsor, starts and finishes at Bicentennial Park with registration beginning at 9 a.m. Fox8's Emily Byrd and WKXR's Larry Reid will be on hand to warm up the crowd during the opening ceremonies. Runners, walkers and dogs will start the course at 10 a.m.

There will be food and entertainment, awards for the top three male and female runners, and the first three dogs will be presented Mutt Strut trophies.

Organizers encourage the formation of teams to raise money for their favorite non-profit organizations, including churches and school groups. Non-profits receive between 75 and 85 percent of the money raised in their names with incentives to earn even more. The top three teams, individuals and youth groups will receive up to $500 in award money. Those turning in at least $20 will receive T-shirts.

All runners will be given numbers and a timing chip to record their times. They must turn in a minimum of $20 and can designate which non-profit they want it to go to.

Walkers can be members of teams or participate as individuals. Registrations must be given to team captains or, if you're not on a team, to the Volunteer Center. Call 336-626-6643 for instructions.

Dogs entered into the Mutt Strut must be leashed at all times and should be accustomed to large crowds. Owners must clean up after them.

The Human Race not only raises money for important causes but also connects people, promotes volunteerism and builds partnerships. Prepare now to be a part of this premier event.