'Be A Hero' at the 10th annual Human Race 5K and 1-Mile

Interactive Event at Lakeside Park on Saturday, Sept. 28

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Dress as your Favorite Super Hero!

Runners, walkers, kids of all ages, non-profit organizations, schools, churches, and service clubs are invited to dress as their favorite Super Hero and join in the 10th Annual Human Race to support Youth and Service-Learning Programming and the Volunteer Center of Fond du Lac County. Get ready to take part in challenges, cuddle up to a whole team of Mascots, and enjoy splashes of color at this year's Human Race. For all the details, visit the Human Race link at www.fdlvolunteer.com, Human Race 2013 and follow our Facebook page for ever-changing event details as they are released.

Select your event

Fees are $20 for the 5K and 1-mile combined; $50 for a family of 4 or more for the 5K and 1-mile combined and $5 for the 1-mile event only. Registration deadline for a free t-shirt is Wednesday, September 18. Registrations received after September 18 are not guaranteed a shirt. Event-day registrations are always welcome.

Use the Human Race to raise funds for your charity of choice

Those interested in raising funds for a Fond du Lac County non-profit are encouraged to use the Pledge Form on the registration brochure. 75% of pledges raised will be donated to your charity of choice and 25% will remain with the Volunteer Center to support Youth and Service-Learning programs.

Hugs and High Fives from the Mascots!

Mascots from around Fond du Lac County will be on hand to high-five the participants from 8:30-11:00 a.m. as they take part in the 5K and 1-mile events. Join Fang from the Timber Rattlers; Browser from the Fond du Lac Public Library, Cookie Monster from Ripon Cookie Daze the Easter Bunny, the Fresh Five from the YMCA and even Santa Claus as he makes a special appearance from 8:30-9 prior to the start of the 1-mile event.

Are you up for the challenges along the 1-mile interactive route?

This 10th annual event, scheduled for Saturday, September 28, at Lakeside Park includes the 5K and a 1-mile interactive where participants will have to take part in a series of challenges as they navigate their way through the course. Can you putt your way through the golf challenge offered by the Arc of Fond du Lac? Your knowledge of Trivia will be tested as you answer three questions (age appropriate) put forth by Fond du Lac Literacy; enjoy a mini-version of the Color Throw offered by the YMCA; Hop like a Bunny at the Solutions Center challenge, test your knowledge of Emergency Preparedness at the Red Cross Challenge Station. Other challenges will be offered by the Girl Scouts of Manitou; Salvation Army; Lutheran Homes & Health Services and more. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the Oven Island North Shelter and the events begin at 9 a.m.

Qualify to win a variety of prizes

Drawings for a variety of prizes will be held at 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. You must be present to win.

Bring your new and gently used children's books and running shoes

The Human Race will also be a drop-off site for new and gently used children's books to be distributed to area schools through the Gannet National Make A Difference Day project scheduled for October 6.

Gently used running shoes will be donated to agencies with clients in need and also to Nike, Inc. for use as surfaces for playgrounds, sport courts and recreational facilities.

The Fondy Music Parents will offer brats, burgers, soda, water and popcorn for sale after the run/walk, with proceeds benefitting the music program in the Fond du Lac School District.

In support of Fond du Lac County non-profit agencies

The Human Race is organized by the Volunteer Center of Fond du Lac County as a service to agencies and organizations who rely on donations and events to fund their programs. This event is an opportunity for youth and school groups, non-profit agencies, service clubs, and grass roots community collaborations to raise money for their cause. Groups who come together to raise funds for scholarships, to benefit a family that is experiencing hardship, or to provide a service to the community are also eligible to participate. Corporate teams that want to raise funds for a charity are also welcome to participate.

Event sponsors include: Platinum Sponsor Thrivent Financial for Lutherans-East Fond du Lac County Chapter; Gold Sponsor Society Insurance; Silver Sponsors Action-Reporter Media; Agnesian Health Care; Baker Cheese and Grande Cheese Company; Bronze Sponsors Alliant Energy; McNamara & Theil Insurance; Mile Sponsors Holiday Chrisler Dodge Jeep Ram; and Friends of the 2013 Human Race Ellison Electric.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit the United Way.

Organizations and individuals interested in participating in the event should contact the Volunteer Center of Fond du Lac County at 920-926-1414 to receive a copy of the Registration Form and brochure.

The mission of the Volunteer Center is to mobilize people and resources within our community by connecting volunteers and opportunities to serve.

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