Whether you're in shape for a 5K or half marathon or you would be huffing and puffing along the way, it's time for the 30th annual Run for Education on Sunday, Oct. 13. Registration for the Oct. 13 5K and half marathon ends soon.
The race is the largest and most visible fundraiser conducted by the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation. Money raised is distributed to the schools in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. PTAs also partner with the foundation to get runners and receive contributions for their schools.
As of Thursday evening, 6,725 runners from San Ramon Valley Unified schools registered for the Run. Alamo Elementary School had the most runners, with 86.4 percent of the student population participating, followed by Tassajara Hills Elementary with 41.8 percent.
The school with the most number of runners registered by noon on Oct. 12 will win $250; the school with the highest percentage increase in runner registration by the same date will win $250 as well. Registered middle and high school runners can enter to win a live performance by local band Rundown Radio at a party.
The 5k timed race will start promptly at 8:15a.m. and the 5K fun run/walk participants will being at 8:30 a.m. The half marathon begins at 7:15 a.m. and all participants who complete the marathon will receive a Primo's Run medal.
Runners can register online through 10 p.m. on Oct. 11 for the half marathon and 5K timed races.
Online registration for the 5K fun run closes on Oct. 12 at 10 p.m. Participants can also register through Oct. 12 at Forward Motion Sports in Danville, at Iron Horse Middle School in San Ramon for the 5K on race day and at the race start line located at the corner of Diablo Road and Hartz Avenue in Danville, for the half marathon.
The 30th anniversary races are certified by the USA Track and Field and can serve as qualifiers for other races.