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Lafayette Res Run For Education – 10k, 5k, 2 Mile Fun Run/Walk + Virtual Race Lafayette Reservoir Challenge

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Date(s) – 10/24/2021
8:00 am – 10:30 am

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5k, 10k, or 2 mile fun run/walk option on Race Day, Sunday, Oct. 24, or join the virtual Reservoir Challenge which “runs” Oct. 13-23.

The Lafayette Res Run for Education is back with safe options for everyone!

LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE: https://lafayettechamber.org/resrun

Run with your friends, family, classmates, colleagues and neighbors on Sunday, October 24 in person through downtown Lafayette. Choose the traditional 2-mile fun run/walk, 5K along Mt. Diablo Blvd., or the 10K route which takes you around the Lafayette Reservoir.

Or, back by popular demand, from its introduction last year, you can now register for the Reservoir Challenge – the virtual race which “runs” around the 2.7-mile paved trail of the Lafayette Reservoir October 13-23. Please note, the Reservoir Challenge is not an option on Sunday, October 24 as the Reservoir will be closed for the 10K runners. The Reservoir Challenge is a great opportunity to safely walk or run the Reservoir on your own, perhaps beating your time from last year!

To entice school-age runners, the first 100 students from each school (all three high schools included) will get a voucher for 1/4 lb of bulk candy from Zoonie’s Candy Shop at packet pickup.

All race registrations include a long sleeve t-shirt (while supplies last) which will showcase this year’s theme “Unity In Diversity,” expanding the City of Lafayette’s efforts to bring awareness to diversity, equity, and inclusion issues.

The design reflects Lafayette’s first mural, “Unity In Diversity,” which was painted on the eastern wall of the building located at the northwest corner of Mt. Diablo Blvd. and Oak Hill Road this past summer. The approximately 650 square foot mural was created by youth from Lamorinda and Oakland facilitated by Three Thirty Three Arts. Lamorinda resident Lara Dutto collaborated and brought to life Lafayette’s first public mural, one that feels welcoming to all cultures and colors. Three Thirty Three Arts designed the concept that is first and foremost a beautiful and inviting work of art, but one that a diverse population of people would appreciate. The design features flowers, Monarch butterflies, a panther and dragon. Watch a video about the mural and learn more at https://lafayettechamber.org/resrun.

All four races support our local public schools. In 2020, ResRun Reimagined (the fully virtual race) gave back a record $32,185.17 to our local public schools. Let’s break that record!

“The past year has been an unusual one for school funding. The Lafayette School District has been the beneficiary of COVID relief funds, which are earmarked for, and used explicitly to support continuous and safe in-person learning. The Res Run for Education delivers dollars to each Lafayette school, allowing them to build community, host special events, appreciate teachers, and create the magic that makes each school unique while also meeting our shared educational goals. Thank you for supporting our Lafayette schools!” reports Richard Whitmore, Superintendent of the Lafayette School District.

Local public schools include Lafayette Elementary, Springhill Elementary, Burton Valley Elementary, Happy Valley Elementary, and Stanley Middle School. Acalanes, Campolindo and Miramonte High Schools receive donation funds based on registrations.

And there is a Race-Before-the-Race! The Race-Before-the-Race takes place two-fold. The Lafayette School District school with the most registrations by September 30 will receive an additional $500 donation AND the school with the most registrations in total will also receive an additional $500 donation. Congratulations to Lafayette Elementary for winning the Early Bird Race! Check out the registration site for a graphic of current registration numbers at https://runsignup.com/Race/CA/Lafayette/LafayetteReservoirRun.

Donations can also be made directly to a select school, no participation required. Teacher/staff sponsorships also available.

Everyone age 1 to 99 is welcome. Walk with your friends in the 2 mile or Reservoir Challenge, beat your time in the 5K or take on the enduring 10K around the Lafayette Reservoir. All fitness levels welcome! Please no bikes, skateboards, scooters. Dogs and strollers welcome in all races except the 5K (which is our most attended).

Health and wellness providers will assemble to meet and serve the community in a free public information and service health fair which will take place as part of this year’s Res Run for Education. The fair will be located on Lafayette Circle adjacent to La Fiesta Square from 8am-10:30am on race day, Sunday, October 24, 2021.

Let’s show our community’s strength in 2021 by signing up now!

This event is presented by the Lafayette Chamber, Oakwood Athletic Club and the City of Lafayette. Prices increase October 16.

*Lafayette Reservoir parking fees are not included in registration price. Race day parking is available at the BART parking lot. Walk down to Mt. Diablo Blvd. and Oak Hill Rd. to where all the fun is taking place. Bike parking available.

LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE: https://lafayettechamber.org/resrun

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