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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Contact Information: Shefali Trivedi 630-407-6458

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Giving DuPage Hosts Human Race April 25 to Raise Money for Local Non-Profit Organizations


In support of 66 local charities, Giving DuPage will host the fourth annual "The Human Race" 5K Run & 2-mile Fitness Walk at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 25, at The Esplanade at Locust Point in Downers Grove.

Giving DuPage's "The Human Race" is a community 5K fundraiser event bringing people together in support of charities serving DuPage County. Walkers and runners choose a charity to receive the donation from their race registration fee, with the option to raise additional funds for their favorite organization. In three years, the race has raised more than $175,000 for local charities and has drawn 3,600 race participants.

"The DuPage Human Race is one of those special events that families, companies and community groups come together to celebrate their favorite charity," said Paul Feith, Giving DuPage Board president. "Every year we enjoy a great turnout and people leave this event feeling good about the amazing work being done by these local charities."

The participating charity organizations include:

Register for the race at The first 1,700 registered participants will receive a free race t-shirt. Registration is $40 per walker and $45 per runner. Registration is available on race day, April 25. Children under 14 are free. Pets, strollers and baby joggers are welcome in the Fitness Walk.

Giving DuPage is a non-profit organization that promotes giving and volunteerism throughout DuPage County.   In addition to the "The Human Race," Giving DuPage will host a countywide Volunteer Recognition Breakfast on October 15.

For more information about the Human Race, visit

For more information about Giving DuPage, visit or call (630) 407-6458.