Host a 3rd Party Event

Businesses, clubs, and other organizations can host events to benefit Home of the Sparrow. Funds raised will go to support the agency’s mission. Provides for an excellent community service project for groups to be involved! To hold an event, download our 3rd Party Event Request Form and email to

McHenry County Human Race

The McHenry County Human Race is a great family fun racing event. This 5K walk/run allows participants to choose which organization will receive the proceeds of their race fee and any additional  fundraising. The race takes place annually at McHenry County College on the fourth Sunday in April at 8AM.

In its first seven years, the Human Race supported over 70 local organizations serving McHenry County and raised over $516,000!

This is a great community event that highlights and strengthens the missions of local nonprofit organizations.


Race Day Information

Sunday, April 22, 2018

McHenry County College

8900 US RT 14
Crystal Lake, IL 60012

6:30 to 7:30 – Registration/packet pick-up
6:30 to 10:45 – Expo area open to public
7:40 – Group exercise/announcements
8:00 –  Runners begin, Walk starts immediately following runners
8:45  – Race awards, food for runners following race


To Register to race and/or donate on behalf of Home of the Sparrow, please click below: