Registration Underway for Run For Education, October 22

Run for Education
Photo: Education Alliance of Washoe County

The Education Alliance of Washoe County is hosting its 12th annual Run for Education on Oct. 22 and registration is underway.

The event at Scheels All Sports, 1200 Scheels Dr. in Sparks, consists of 10K and 5K runs, along with half-mile runs for children.

About 4,000 runners, including 3,000 students, are expected to take part.

Fees are $10 for children in eighth grade and younger, $15 for high school and 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 programs. Over the previous 11 years, the event has collectively raised more than $1.7 million.

The schedule is as follows:

7:15 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 fifth and sixth graders
9:45 a.m. Half-mile run for third and fourth graders
10 a.m. Half-mile run for pre-kindergarten through second grade
10:30 a.m. Awards ceremony

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. 21 at Scheels.

To register or for more information, visit or call 775-353-6950.

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