Great Human Race 2015


March 28, 2015


Northgate Mall

1058 W Club Blvd
Durham, NC 27701 United States


7:00 am - 11:00 am

Playworks staff and coaches will be participating in the Great Human Race presented by the Volunteer Center of Durham!

The Volunteer Center of Durham’s Great Human Race features a timed 5K run as well as a free Community Walk. There are plenty of ways for you to get involved and support Playworks: you can run, walk, volunteer, donate, or raise money! This event offers opportunities for the whole family to get involved!

Help support recess and play in North Carolina by registering to run today!

Race Information:

  • Race Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015
  • Venue: Northgate Mall, Durham, NC (near Sears Automotive)
  • 5K Race Start Time: 8:30am
  • Walk Start Time: Immediately following the runners
  • Day of Race Registration: Begins at 7:00 am


5K Registration:

  • $30 through March 1, 2015
  • $35 after March 1, 2015

Use promo code plaync and $3 of your registration fee will come to Playworks. Make sure to join the Playworks NC team when registering.

Be a Fundraiser for Playworks

Please consider joining us as a fundraiser for Playworks through the Great Human Race.  Playworks works to invest the maximum amount of resources in our youth program and our partner schools.  Prizes will be provided to participants who raise $250 or more for Playworks for this event.

About Playworks

We believe in the power of play to bring out the best in kid. Playworks North Carolina supports learning for 11,000 elementary students at 20 low-income schools by providing safe, healthy and inclusive play and physical activity at recess and throughout the entire school day. Playworks is the only nonprofit organization in the country to send trained, full-time coaches to low-income schools, where they transform recess and play into a positive experience that helps kids and teachers get the most out of every learning opportunity. Our coaches run research evidence-based programming that reduces bullying, increases physical activity, improves classroom focus and promotes social-emotional well-being throughout the school environment.

If you can’t join us as a runner/fundraiser but would still like to help, please consider a gift to share the love and power of play.

For more information, contact Don Fowler at (919)908-6100 or