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UPDATE 6/2/2020: The 13th Annual BEF Run for Education will be transitioned to a fully virtual event. All active registrations will be honored for the virtual 5K run/walk and Kids' Fun Run and the registration period will remain open as we head toward August. Please see below for information on our event.
During the last week of May 2020, BEF leadership and the Race Director discussed the potential outcomes of holding the Run for Education on Sunday, August 30, 2020. Without knowing whether the City of Benicia would be able to honor its permit or if the COVID-19 pandemic would be under control, BEF and the Race Director decided to transition the 13th Annual BEF Run for Education into a fully virtual event.
Even though participants will not be able to run together this year, they should feel confident that we as a community are all in this together. Here are just some of the ways that the Virtual Run for Education will honor the spirit and fun of BEF's annual run:
- Participants will have from Sunday August 16, 2020, through Sunday, August 30, 2020 to complete their runs (either the 5K event or Kids’ Fun Run).
- BEF and RunSignUp will capture all race times for participants who want to share their information and will use race data to recognize age and gender place winners. Awards will be delivered or mailed to place winners once the race window closes on August 30, 2020.
- Participants will have their registrations transitioned to the virtual event in the coming weeks. Those who stay in the race will have their race tee-shirts and bags delivered to their homes (contact-free drop-offs) by the BEF Run for Education team or mailed to them if they are out of town.
- Registration for the virtual events will stay open through August so that more community members may get involved.
- BEF will use social media platforms to create an online run community where participants can share their training, pictures, and results as we work toward the run period in August.
Despite this transition from a live to virtual event, BEF is committed to honoring all current registrations for the virtual event. As a non-profit organization, BEF depends on donations and fundraiser to accomplish its mission to serve the students of the Benicia Unified School District. The Annual Run for Education is BEF's biggest fundraiser and current events may drastically impact BEF's ability to continue its work to provide BUSD students with important educational opportunities.
Thank you for your patience as BEF works through this process. Please check back for more information and review the emails that you receive from RunSignUp for updates.
New this year! Age Adjusted Pricing for the 5K! Please use the regular 5K registration for children. The price of their registration will be reduced based on registration date at check-out.
The BEF Run for Education is a fantastic, family-friendly event for first-time runners to expert athletes. Proceeds from this event benefit the Benicia Education Foundation, a volunteer-run, community-based non-profit organization that helps fund programs and services at all seven schools in the Benicia Unified School District.
The 13th Annual BEF Run for Education has gone virtual! Participants in the 5K run/walk and Kids' Fun Run may complete their races on their own between Sunday, August 16, 2020 and Sunday, September 6, 2020, all while practicing social distancing and respecting all local and state public health recommendations.
Participants will have the opportunity to report their race times (for the 5K) to RunSignUp and BEF to qualify for age and gender place awards!
Male & Female Age Groups for 5K:
1-6; 7-8; 9-10; 11-12; 13-14; 15-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70-74; 75+
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?
Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!
We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the 13th Annual Virtual Benicia Education Foundation Run for Education.
Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!
Some key RaceJoy features include:
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