Runners and walkers have already raised more than $100,000 for nonprofit organizations following the completion of the Great Human Race in March, but you can still support the organizations that participated – fundraising remains open until May 1.
“Many of the nonprofits were hit hard with the February weather that impacted what is traditionally the time they are in high gear for their Great Human Race campaigns,” Kim Shaw, executive director for the Volunteer Center of Durham, explains. “So we extended it and created the ‘Final Lap’ to try to help them reach their fundraising goals. We … really want to try to help these agencies reach their goals as this the biggest fundraiser for some of [them].”
The Volunteer Center hosts the annual run/community walk in support of area nonprofits. The race begins at Northgate Mall and the course runs through the historic Watts-Hillandale neighborhood. Almost $2 million has been donated to hundreds of schools, faith-based groups and a multitude of other nonprofits since the race’s inception in 1996.