Run for Education set for Sunday

32nd annual event raises money for San Ramon Valley schools

The 32nd annual Run for Education is set to take place Sunday morning, with competitive races and a family-oriented walk/run all while raising funds for the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation (SRVEF) to be distributed to schools throughout the San Ramon Valley Unified School District.

Hosted by SRVEF, the Run for Education offers running enthusiasts, recreational runners, families and community members half-marathon or 5-kilometer run options. The top three male and female runners in each of the competitive timed races will be awarded a cash prize.

This community-wide event historically attracts more that 10,000 runners and community members.

"We are thrilled to host the 32nd annual Run for Education to benefit our local schools and students," said Cristene Burr, executive director for the SRVEF. "You can really feel the electricity on run day, and the outpouring of support -- from individuals, businesses and corporate partners -- is really moving."

On the docket are 10-kilometer and 5-kilometer timed races as well as a 5-kilometer fun run/walk event.

The 10K race begins at 8 a.m. at Danville's Charlotte Wood Middle School, with the course winding through residential southern Danville neighborhoods, and then jumping on the Iron Horse Regional Trail before hitting Bishop Ranch and Norris Canyon Road in San Ramon and connecting with the 5K course to the finish line at San Ramon's Iron Horse Middle School.

The 5K route begins and ends at Iron Horse Middle School, at 12601 Alcosta Blvd. The 5K timed race starts at 8:15 a.m. while the 5K fun run/walk follows at 8:30 a.m.

Roads along the race routes in Danville and San Ramon will see temporary closures because of the Run for Education, according to organizers.

Participants can park their cars Sunday morning at Bishop Ranch 15 next to Iron Horse Middle School. Shuttles will transport 10K runners from the lot area to Charlotte Wood every 10 minutes from 6:45-7:40 a.m., organizers said.

To learn more about the event or to register, visit the SRVEF website.

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Posted by Longtime Resident
a resident of San Ramon
on Oct 11, 2015 at 11:59 am

Whoever planned this train wreck of an event should be tarred and feathered before being run out of town. This was about as bad as the 4th of July used to be as there was no way to get from the east side of 680 to the west side. Absolutely horribly planned.

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Posted by Ron
a resident of San Ramon
on Oct 11, 2015 at 7:32 pm

I agree with Longtime Resident. No communication about the road closures here on this website from what I can find during last week leading up to this event. There was one message board at the very beginning of the left turn lane off NB Alcosta to WB Bollinger Canyon that was pretty much obstructed by the center median trees. I didn't see this till tonight when I ran errands. It did have a message about the road closure for earlier today, but to be honest, I probably would not have really paid attention to it because of the other message sign just past Bollinger on Alcosta for the existing road work. This first sign in the turn lane should have been placed further South on Alcosta so as not to be confused with the road work. To make matters worse, the road construction on Alcosta took it down to one lane. Pretty crappy communication I think from the event organizer regarding road closures. I hope they take away a huge Lessons Learned from this event for next year. By the way, it took my family and I 45 minutes to make it from Pine Valley/ Alcosta to 680N at Crow Canyon this morning after being caught in this mess! I can't even imagine if someone had to drive to San Ramon Regional Medical Center and got caught in the traffic.

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