Lafayette Res Run for EducationLafayette Chamber announces Wellness theme for 2022 Lafayette Res Run for Education, “Healthy Mind, Body, Spirit.”

30th Annual Lafayette Res Run for Education – Sunday, October 23, 2022 with a virtual race option October 13-22, 2022.

Informational page: https://lafayettechamber.org/resrun
Registration page: https://runsignup.com/Race/CA/Lafayette/LafayetteReservoirRun
FAQs: https://runsignup.com/Race/LafayetteReservoirRun/Page/faq

Lafayette, CA – September 28, 2022 – The Lafayette Res Run for Education celebrates 30 years!

Run with your friends, family, classmates, and neighbors on Sunday, October 23 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 in 2020, 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 13-22. Please note, the Reservoir Challenge is not an option on Sunday, October 23 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.

 

“Healthy Mind, Body, Spirit”

All race registrations include a long sleeve t-shirt (while supplies last) which will showcase this year’s theme “Healthy Mind, Body, Spirit,” expanding the Lafayette Chamber’s efforts to bring awareness to health and wellness issues.

The design was created by Lafayette Chamber board member Brian Aiello, co-owner with his wife Jennifer Aiello, of Pinnacle Promotions here in Lafayette.

 

Supporting Our Schools

All four races support our local public schools. In 2020, Res Run Reimagined (the fully virtual race) gave back a record $32,185.17 to our local public schools. In 2021, the Lafayette Res Run for Education sprinted past the previous years all time high – raising $42,568.75 despite the weekend’s atmospheric river weather. Let’s continue our record-breaking streak!

The Res Run for Education delivers dollars to each Lafayette public school – Lafayette Elementary, Springhill Elementary, Burton Valley Elementary, Happy Valley Elementary, Stanley Middle School, and Acalanes High School – plus Campolindo High School in Moraga and Miramonte High School in Orinda – allowing them to build community, host special events, and appreciate teachers, all while promoting health and wellness.

And there is a Race-Before-the-Race! The Race-Before-the-Race is an additional fundraising opportunity for the Lafayette School District. It takes place three-fold. The Lafayette School District school with the most registrations by September 30 will receive an additional $500 donation. The school with the most registrations in total will also receive an additional $500 donation. The school with the most registrations compared to last year will also receive an additional $500 beneficiary check. 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, but we certainly hope you will join us.

 

Everyone is Welcome!

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 levels welcome! Please no bikes, skateboards, scooters. Dogs and strollers welcome in all races except the 5K (which is our most attended).

Let’s show our community’s strength in 2022 by signing up today at https://lafayettechamber.org/resrun.

 

About the Lafayette Res Run for Education

This event is presented by the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, Oakwood Athletic Club and the City of Lafayette.  The Run is the city’s most popular “family affair”, involving kids, parents, grandparents, and hundreds of serious runners from throughout the Bay Area. Sprinters, walkers, the “stroller brigade,” and many of Lafayette’s top four legged residents are welcome to join in the fun.

The annual Lafayette Res Run for Education, scheduled for Sunday, October 23, 2022, attracts upwards of 3000 people of all ages and athletic ability each year, including hundreds who come to cheer on runners, and see friends and neighbors. A health fair greets runners that morning. All races start and end at the same location – corner of Mt. Diablo Blvd. and Oak Hill Rd. The virtual Lafayette Reservoir Challenge was added as an option in 2020 and will return in 2022.

 

Race Start Times

5K Race                                  October 23, 2022, 8:00am
10K Run                                 October 23, 2022, 8:15am
2 Mile Fun Run/Walk             October 23, 2022, 8:45am
Reservoir Challenge: October 13-22, 2022, during Lafayette Reservoir open hours 6:30am-7:30pm.

Prices increase on October 15. Register online TODAY at www.lafayettechamber.org/resrun. Support your school!

*Lafayette Reservoir parking fees are not included in registration price.

 

Healthy Lifestyles Fair

Lamorinda’s 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 23, 2022.

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. Runners and spectators are asked not to park in private lots, such as Safeway.

 

Pre-Race Pick Up Location

Pick up will be held at the Lafayette Chamber Office, 251 Lafayette Circle in October on specified dates. Register now to receive details on packet pick up.  Bibs, chips and shirts may also be picked up on race day depending on availability. Registration prices will increase on October 15.  “Day of” registration will be available but it’s best to register in advance as all registrations must still be entered online.

Beneficiaries of the event are the local schools, and Chamber services and programs. Medals will be given to all top finishers in the 5K and 10K.  The two-mile fun run and the Reservoir Challenge is a non-timed event, but you are welcome to do so using an app.

The Lafayette Chamber would like to thank the participants, sponsors, and vendors of the event as well as the fantastic volunteer coordinators from our local schools that make this event a huge success.

 

About the Lafayette Chamber

The Lafayette Chamber is a volunteer-based organization serving the interests of the business community with an ongoing commitment to the City of Lafayette. In 1947 a group of concerned businesspersons launched the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce. The stated mission of the organization was: “To promote and maintain a healthy business climate and to preserve and enhance the quality of life in Lafayette.”

70+ years later, the Lafayette Chamber has grown to include a membership of more than 650 businesses, professionals and “Friends of the Chamber” in Lafayette and neighboring areas. It remains the principal advocate for the business community, working to promote businesses in the City of Lafayette and encouraging new enterprises to locate here.

All aspects that make up a community are important: schools, residents, churches and synagogues, community organizations, activities, and the city government. Chamber members work with representatives of all these groups for the betterment of the community. Annual Chamber events include the Taste of Lafayette, Rock the Plaza Concert Series, Lafayette Art & Wine Festival, Lafayette Res Run for Education, Trick or Treat Street, Community Thanksgiving Breakfast, and It’s a Wonderful Life in Lafayette Holiday Celebration. Proceeds from Chamber events are shared with deserving nonprofit organizations in the community. Learn more at https://lafayettechamber.org.

 A special thank-you goes out to Lafayette Chamber’s Premier Members: Cobain Orthodontics, Diablo Foods, Douglah Designs, Mechanics Bank, Oakwood Athletic Club, Pacific Veterinary Emergency + Specialty Hospital and ParkSmart, Inc.

Media files/artwork can be provided by request, email holly@lafayettechamber.org.

 

CALENDAR LISTING

The Lafayette Res Run for Education’s 5k, 10k, 2-mile fun run/walk, and the virtual race, the Reservoir Challenge, is set for this October!

Run/walk downtown Lafayette in the 2-mile fun run/walk or 5k, or strive for your best 10k time which includes going around the Lafayette Reservoir on race day, Sunday, October 23. The virtual option is around the paved trail of the reservoir, October 13-22.

 

Race Start Times

5K Race                                  October 23, 2022, 8:00am

10K Run                                 October 23, 2022, 8:15am

2 Mile Fun Run/Walk             October 23, 2022, 8:45am

Reservoir Challenge: October 13-22, 2022, during Lafayette Reservoir open hours 6:30am-7:00pm.

 

Beneficiaries of this event are Lafayette’s public schools as well as Campolindo and Miramonte! Last year the Lafayette Chamber gave over $42,000 back to our schools!

Please note: Strollers and dogs are welcome in the 2-mile fun run/walk, 10k and Reservoir Challenge only. No skateboards, scooters, bikes or similar … it’s for everyone’s safety!

Don’t miss the Healthy Lifestyles Fair – 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 7:30am-10:30am on race day, Sunday, October 23, 2022.

 

Learn more about this year’s theme as well as register at https://lafayettechamber.org/resrun.

 

 

Websites

Informational page: https://lafayettechamber.org/resrun

Registration page: https://runsignup.com/Race/CA/Lafayette/LafayetteReservoirRun

FAQs: https://runsignup.com/Race/LafayetteReservoirRun/Page/faq

 

Social Media Channels

Dedicated Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LafayetteReservoirRun

Chamber’s Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/lafayettechamber_ca/  (@lafayettechamber_ca)

Twitter: https://twitter.com/friendlychamber

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/868646

Hashtag  #ReservoirRun2022

 

 
 
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