It’s no April Fool’s joke.

On Saturday, April 1 at 9 a.m., the Volunteer Center of the Triad is putting on The Human Race 2023 beginning at Lebauer Park in Downtown Greensboro.

The event, which raises money for good causes, has been a staple in the community for nearly three decades.  It began in 1994, when the Volunteer Center of the Triad started the community fundraising event – and since then it has helped raise more than $5.3 million for area nonprofits.

This year, another incarnation of The Human Race will also take place in Alamance County at the Burlington Athletic Stadium on Saturday, April 29.

Teams of runners and walkers sign up for event, get sponsors, and raise money for their favorite charity.  Of course, if you can’t participate, The Volunteer Center also wants you to know that you can of course donate directly to any of the charities in The Human Race online.

Anne Tubaugh, the executive director of The Volunteer Center, said that this year help is needed more than ever.

“Our community is strengthened by the incredible work that our nonprofits are doing,” she stated in a press release. “Fundraising is at an all-time low, and The Human Race is a great way to support multiple nonprofits all in one place. Many of our nonprofits do not have the capacity to plan and execute a major fundraising event like this. The Volunteer Center is proud to be able to offer this opportunity for the community to come out and show their support for these nonprofits.”

To sign up your team for event – or to register as a runner or an individual walker – visit The Volunteer Center’s website at

This year, Truliant Federal Credit Union is the title sponsor.

Marcus Thomas, the director of community engagement at Truliant called the race an “incredible event,” and said it continues to have a truly meaningful impact on local non-profits.

“We support The Human Race because it celebrates the collective difference we can all make in building stronger communities,” he said.