McHenry County 5K Human Race

  • Running : 5K Run/Walk :

Race Date: Sunday, April 23, 2017

Start Time: 8AM


Entry Fee: $15 to $45

Location: McHenry County College

Address: US RT 14

City: Crystal Lake

State/Terr: Illinois

Zip: 60012

Country: USA

Phone: 815-344-4483

E-Mail: [email protected]

Race Website:


 - April 23, 2017 at 8 AM

McHenry County Human Race is a great family fun racing event. This 5K walk/run 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 six years, the Human Race supported over 60 local organizations serving McHenry County and raised over $444,000!

This is a great community event that highlights and strengthens the missions of local nonprofit organizations.

GET YOUR HERO ON - Register Online

  • $30.00  Dec 1 to Dec 31 
  • $35.00 January 1 to March 31
  • $40.00 April 1 to April 21
  • $15.00  Kids under 10 years old (coupons do not apply to this age group)

Offline Registration

  • $45 Bib and T-shirt Pick-up - April 22, 11AM to 2PM at MCC
  • $45.00 Day of April 24 from 6:30 to 7:30AM

     *Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Fees listed above do not include the processing fee.

Chip Timing for everyone! Everyone Gets Time!



Course Info:


  • 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)

Other Info:

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 inside MCC
  • 9 AM Race Awards inside MCC
  • Free Toddler Race following awards in front of building B
  • Expo 6:30 AM to 10:30 - DJ, visit nonprofit booths, photos, food, local venders, and more

Early Bib and T-shirt Pick-up

Awards Divisions

  • 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

Cash Prizes - Volunteer Center provides $2,400 in cash prizes to participating charities (Other prizes to be announced)

*Organizations must be registered before April 1, 2016 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

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

Selfies and Fun!

  • Be ready with your phone. We will have superheroes ready for smiles

Race Rules:

  • 5K participants have 1.25 hours to complete the course. 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 traffic rules.
  • 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. 
  • Race bibs are required to participate. Children in strollers do not require a bib
  • *Sorry animals are not allowed on McHenry County College property


  • Photos will be taken by volunteers throughout the race and event area. Photos can be found and downloaded on our Facebook Page. All photos taken by Volunteer Center McHenry County may be used for future marketing purposes. 

Previous Results:

2016 Results at: or
2015 Results at:
2014 Results at:
2013 Results at: or
2012 Results at:
2011 Results at:

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