Martinez Run for Education

Sun September 27, 2020 Martinez, CA US 94553 Directions
Presented by the Martinez Education Foundation and Martinez Refining Company
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5K Run/Walk

$25 8:30AM PDT Price increases after September 26, 2020 at 11:59pm PDT

10K Run

$30 8:30AM PDT Price increases after September 26, 2020 at 11:59pm PDT

Donation Only

$0 8:30AM PDT Registration ends September 27, 2020 at 8:30am PDT
Main St.
Martinez, CA US 94553

The MRC-MEF Run For Education started in the fall of 2003 and has steadily grown every year. Originally a 5K event, in 2012 a 10K course was added to the run. Although many people choose to run the course, a large majority walk the 5K course as they enjoy the stroll through downtown Martinez. The 10K course extends out Carquinez Scenic Drive past the historical cemeteries and along the river for some sweeping vistas. All ages participate in the run, and prizes are awarded for the overall winners as well as for various age groups. Entrance fees and corporate sponsorships aggregate to make the Run For Education the largest annual fundraiser for the Martinez Education Foundation, with the Martinez Refining Company as the primary sponsor. In addition, over the years the Run for Education has become a much anticipated community event that demonstrates tremendous local support for all schools of the Martinez Unified School District. This year the Run will be held virtually and participants are invited to walk or run a 5k or 10k for the cause of raising funds for Martinez Education Foundation to give to Martinez Unified School District schools.

About the Martinez Education Foundation

The Martinez Education Foundation is a broadly based, nonprofit community organization with a volunteer Board of Directors, working exclusively to secure and allocate contributions for the benefit of the students in the Martinez Unified School District. It was formed in 1983 to provide funding for innovative classroom projects and programs that the school district could not afford. MEF is run by a Board of Directors that is comprised of dedicated parent and community volunteers with professional experience in a variety of areas.

2017 Martinez Run for Education Video

For more than a decade, the Martinez Education Foundation and Shell have worked collaboratively by producing the Martinez Run for Education which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for schools within the Martinez community. This video highlights the 2017 Run for Education which featured more than 600 runners!

Mostly flat (with the exception of one hill) course run entirely on the streets of Martinez. For both runners and walkers (and strollers!) alike. 

(To view the course map, please click the orange URL above)

A more challenging and hilly course that runs along Martinez Scenic Drive. The 10K is best suited for runners.

(To view the course map, please click the orange URL above)

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