Support PE in schools at the Run for Education Sunday, October 22, 2017
The Education Alliance of Washoe County, coming off of a banner year in 2016, is planning the 2017 Run for Education. The event will be held on Sunday, October 22 at the Outlets at Legends in front of SCHEELS. There will be 5K/10K races, as well as the Sparks Marina March and ½ Mile Kids Fun Run along with a lively Fitness Fair for children and families to enjoy a variety of athletic-themed activity stations. Organizers are seeking sponsors to reach their annual goal of $200,000 to support health and academic fitness. All proceeds will benefit the students at Washoe County School District (WCSD) schools through the Education Alliance of Washoe County. To date, more than $1.7 million has been raised to fund health and academic initiatives in schools.
Benefits include company logo on the back of an expected 4,000 runners’ t-shirts, inclusion in all advertising/marketing, banners and recognition on race day, and an option to include an item in every runner’s swag bag. The title sponsor will receive an exclusive story produced by KTVN, Channel 2.
- College Student rate of $15 (must show ID)
- Corporate Team rate of $35 each (teams of 10+)
- Washoe Education Association (WEA) will cover registration fees for WEA members and their immediate family members
All runners who register by September 22, 2017 will receive a t-shirt and swag bag. Student runners under 18 will receive a medal after completing their running event. Refreshments are also available for all runners. The Washoe County School District provides bus transportation for schools, eliminating any barriers to students and their families attending this signature community event.
The Education Alliance’s Run for Education is one of the largest family and community running events in Northern Nevada that raises money directly impacting WCSD students. In 2016, more than 8,500 people attended and 80 schools participated, including charter schools. There were 3,900+ runners and proceeds from sponsorships provided a $2,000 Kids in Motion grant to 52 schools to fund physical education and nutrition activities, impacting 36,664 elementary school-aged children. Currently WCSD elementary schools receive no funding for PE. In addition, proceeds support the Passport Program that provides assistance for WCSD secondary students on their pathway to career and college readiness.