SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, October 21, 2018
Thanks to our dedicated Board of Directors, Washoe County School District, our amazing volunteers and generous sponsors, 2017 was another wildly successful Run for Education!
The Run for Education is hosted by the Education Alliance Board in collaboration with the Washoe County School District and educators, volunteers, business representatives, community and government leaders. This annual event raises funding for our Kids in Motion program with 100% of sponsorship dollars DIRECTLY impacting students and schools through the Education Alliance and focusing on physical and academic fitness in Washoe County. Located in front of SCHEELS at the Outlets at Legends, participate in the timed 5K or 10K races, the Sparks Marina March, an untimed walk/run around the Marina, or the 1/2 Mile Fun Run for little runners. In addition to the running events, the Fitness Fair has activity-themed stations, such as bike rodeo, soccer, climbing, golf, archery, gymnastics, and more. More than 8,700 attended the Run last year bringing together families, community, business, and education for a day of fun, physical activities.
The impact is huge: In 2017, there were 3,984 runners, nearly 3,000 were students from 90 schools, including charters! WCSD donates bus transportation from schools so students and families can attend. Generous financial and in-kind donors and 400+ volunteers support this signature community event. To date, more than $1.7 million has been raised to fund health and wellness initiatives. Call 775.353.6950 to get involved, volunteer, or click here to be a sponsor.