You can join our Human Race Team--The Human Race is a nationwide community fundraising event for nonprofit organizations and the one this year on April 28th in Santa Rosa is the largest collaborative fundraising event in Sonoma County as well as the largest Human Race in the nation! The Sonoma County Race features a 3K and 10K run and/or walk through Howarth and Spring Lake Parks, rain or shine--families (and their dogs) walk, and many kids and adults wear great costumes! Some of the best are caterpillar costumes with multiple walkers wearing a caterpillar outfit!

This year the theme is SONOMA STRONG--Our non-profit was able to help in a small way by serving as the fiscal sponsor without cost for the fire-destroyed Mark West Pre School which is raising funds to rebuild. We were able to use our fiscal sponsorship and event support at a spaghetti feed-and-auction fundraiser on January 6th, and help the Re-Build Mark West Pre School group raise over $50,000—all of which goes to the fire recovery pre-school rebuilding campaign in its entirety. Our small staff volunteered many hours of their time to help make this event a success, and contribute back to our community—one example in many of Sonoma Strong.

Organizations like ours recruit walkers/runners/donation-gatherers to raise funds.  The run and walk is open to all. The Human Race is a proven fundraiser that has been successful for Sonoma County nonprofits for 35 years and continues to grow. In 2016 there were over 8,000 participants with almost $600,000 raised to date for over 225 nonprofits who will benefit from the event, and the NCRC&DC had our best year ever--all to support our programs where simple changes make for big impact in climate change, water conservation, pollinator habitat protection, composting waste instead of landfilling, and more.

You can join our team several ways--let us build you a Human Race webpage (or you can build it yourself by going to for your fundraising to name the North Coast Resource Conservation & Development Council as the recipient charity, you can obtain donations/pledges on a donation/pledge sheet that we can mail you, or you can directly make a tax deductible donation to our own fundraising page at:

If you raise more than $250 for us, we will buy you breakfast after the race at the Pancake Breakfast provided by the event!!

If you want to talk to someone about being on our walking team, call Oona at 978-4149, or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..