Registration open for Virtual Human Race Extravaganza

The annual McHenry County Human Race will be virtual this year, but organizers still are asking participants to suit up in their hero costumes and support local charities.

The 2021 Virtual Human Race Extravaganza will raise money for more than 90 local charities, according to a news release. Participants can walk or run a mile, a 5K or a marathon or do a 9.5-mile bike ride.

Registration can be completed online at, at which time, participants can select which charity they’d like to receive the proceeds of the event fee.

The Virtual Human Race will use the appRaceJoy, so that participants track and time their event using the app.

“It may be a virtual event, but we still need you to show up, and be seen,” organizers said in the release. “Get your hero on, wear your event shirt and medal, or a creative hero costume. Just be seen on the streets of McHenry County between April 21 to May 9.”

The charities benefiting from the fundraiser perform services that include providing food to vulnerable populations; advocating for abused individuals; creating housing solutions; giving hope through education and rehabilitation; keeping older residents safe in their homes; delivering healthcare to the under-insured; empowering people with disabilities; offering programs for children; caring for the environment; and fostering pets and shelter animals, according to the release.

The Human Race is hosted by Not-For-Profit Resources, Inc., formerly Volunteer Center McHenry County.

Questions can be directed to 815-344-4483 or