Run For Education Accepting Sign-Ups

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Photo: Education Alliance of Washoe County

Carla O’Day

Entries are being accepted for the Education Alliance of Washoe County’s 11th annual Run For Education, scheduled Oct. 23 at Scheels All Sports, 1200 Scheels Dr., Sparks.

Fees are $10 for children in eighth grade or younger, $15 for high school students, $40 for college students with school identification and $50 for all others. Registration includes a T-shirt, entrance into fitness fair activities prior to the run and a finishers medal for students.

Proceeds from entry fees go to the Education Alliance of Washoe County to support physical education and nutrition initiatives. Over the previous 10 years, the event has collectively raised more than $1.5 million.

The schedule is as follows:
7 a.m. Fitness fair activities
7:30 a.m. Opening ceremonies
8 a.m. 5K and 10K races (timed)
8:45 a.m. Sparks Marina March (untimed)
9:30 a.m. Half-mile run for kindergarten through second grade
9:45 a.m. Half-mile run for third and fourth graders
10 a.m. Half-mile run for fifth and sixth graders
10:30 a.m. Awards ceremony

Adults who plan to participate in the half-mile runs with their children may do so for free without filling out a registration form, but will not receive a t-shirt.

The 5K run is 3.1 miles and the 10K is 6.2 miles.

Packet pick-up is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 22 at Scheels.

For more information on the event, call 775-353-6950, email Run4Ed@washoeschools.net or visit https://ed-alliance.org and click on “Run for Education” at the top of the page.

To volunteer, call 775-353-6950 or email EducationAlliance@washoeschools.net.

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Carla O'Day
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Carla has an undergraduate degree in journalism and more than 10 years experience as a daily newspaper reporter. She grew up in Jacksonville, Fla., moved to the Reno area in 2002 and wrote for the Reno Gazette-Journal for 8 years, covering a variety of topics. Prior to that, she covered local government in Fort Pierce, Fla.