This Weekend: Marin Human Race

Thinking of getting up bright and early this Saturday for some exercise? Consider heading north to Marin for the 33rd annual Marin Human Race, which takes place at the Marin Center Fairgrounds and Lagoon, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. The largest collaborative fundraising event in Marin County, the Marin Human Race is part of a nationwide community fundraising event for nonprofit organizations.

It’s a pretty popular event too – last year more than 4,000 people attended, raising $285,000 for a whopping 78 nonprofits. By walking, running and rolling in the race along with collecting donations, participants are able to support schools, nonprofits and community organizations across the county.

Registration, Will Call and the Community Village open at 7 a.m. At 8:30 a.m., the 5k timed run, walk, roll or dog walk kicks off, followed by the kids’ races, which begin at 9 a.m. Then at 9:30 a.m., the awards ceremony will take place on the main stage, with the closing happening at 11:30 a.m. Admission runs from $5 for kids’ races to $25 for an adult 5k timed race.

A few things to know about the race:

· The 5k is a mostly flat course around the Marin Center Fairgrounds and Lagoon

· All levels and ages welcome

· Wheelchair accessible, but be aware that part of the race course is dirt

· Well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome, but if you bring dogs, you must be registered as a dog walker

· Strollers are welcome.

Enjoy having fun and getting great exercise for a terrific cause!

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