Wednesday, May 14, 2008
The 28th Annual Human Race
What an amazing year at the 28th Annual Human Race! With nearly 130 non-profits, schools, and churches represented and over 3000 individual fundraisers one need not look far to find a neighbor, friend, or family member who was impacted by this year’s race. It was highly inspiring to see the range of individuals, of all ages and abilities, who walked in celebration of their chosen cause. The sidewalk along West Cliff Drive was filled by a jovial crowd of caring community members. The crones were back again promoting peace and the banana clan returned as well. Mothers pushing strollers in support of their community pre-school walked along side the colorful flags carried by the Diversity Center. Animal Friends Rescue walked with their stately cast of dogs up for adoption and Jacob’s Heart Walkers educated the crowd about the impacts of cancer with their heart shaped signs while youth from various schools proudly carried their school banners through the 10K course. In all despite initially chilly skies, the tone was bright and marked by the signature merriment of Santa Cruz.
Thus far, participants have fundraised nearly 90,000 on-line and an additional 80,000 was collected on the day of the event making this our most profitable year. We will continue to accept pledges and on-line donations until May 31st. We highly encourage participants to ride the wave of enthusiasm generated by the event by updating donation letters, posting day of the event photos, and sharing the day’s success with those who might provide further support.
For more information about the Human Race visit the event website at:
If you didn’t have the opportunity to read the Post Race Sentinel Article by Reporter Jennifer Squires please follow the link below:
Everyone Wins at the Human Race
Check back soon for our human race photo slideshow!!!