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Great Human Race Details

Time and Location

The race will be located at Northgate Mall, in Durham. Event festivities include a Nonprofit Marketplace where organizations (like AnimalKind!) can display their products and services, exciting local entertainment and refreshments. The 5K course will wind through the historic Watts Hospital-Hillandale neighborhood.

When: Saturday, March 28, 2015 Rain or shine
Where: Northgate Mall (near Sears Automotive)
Registration: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Run starts: 8:30 a.m.
Walk starts immediately following runners

All registered runners will receive a Volunteer Center of Durham/Great Human Race t-shirt. Walkers raising at least $50 by March 9th will also receive the t-shirt. AnimalKind will provide an AnimalKind team t-shirt to all AnimalKind team members to wear on race day.

Special Instructions for Fundraisers

70% of supporters make their donations online. For anyone wishing to write a check or give cash, you will need to record the transaction on a donation form. AnimalKind will replace any cash donations with a check. Please call or email 919-870-1660 ext. 102 or if you need a donation form. Write your name and “AnimalKind” clearly on the top of the form. Please turn in your donation form and money to AnimalKind prior to Race Day.

All checks should be made out to:  Volunteer Center of Durham/Great Human Race, Write the name of the nonprofit you are collecting donations for on the memo line.

Organize your efforts! Create your Individual Online Fundraising page.  Send it out to everyone you know! Carry your donation form with you at all times. Try to collect your donations at the time you ask for support. Come up with an easy way to ASK EVERYONE! The more you ask, the more you’ll get. Don’t be afraid that someone will say no. If they do, just say thank you for your time and encourage them to come out and walk or run on Race Day.

If all donations were made to your online page, then you are done! If some donations were made directly, then fill out your collection envelope or donation form completely. Write the donor’s name, address and phone number on the pledge sheet.

  • Set a goal for how much money you want to raise.
  • Write down the names of 25 people you know, including friends, relatives, neighbors, and co-workers. Don’t forget people who live out of state!
  • Create your individual online fundraising page. Email it out to EVERYONE you know!!!
  • Prepare and practice your approach question. If you’d like, use the sample below:
    Hi, [name of friend]. I’m participating in the Great Human Race, a walk to support AnimalKind. This is a great organization doing important work in our community. I would appreciate your support through a donation of $10, $20, or $50?” [Use a range of appropriate dollar amounts for the person you’re asking.]
  • Call or visit each person on your list and ask the question above until you meet or exceed your goal.
  • Add GHR reminder and link to your page to your email signature so it goes out with each email.