Lafayette Res Run for Education

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The Lafayette Res Run for Education

The Lafayette Chamber and the City of Lafayette are co-sponsors of the Lafayette Res Run for Education which is traditionally held on a Sunday in October.

The 2023 Lafayette Res Run for Education will be held Sunday, October 22. 5k: 8am, 10k: 8:15am, 2 mile: 8:45am with the Reservoir Challenge “running” October 12-21.

Beneficiaries of the event are the local schools and the services and programs of the Chamber.

The Run is the city’s most popular “family affair”, involving kids, parents, grandparents, and hundreds of serious runners from throughout the Bay Area. Join us in 2023 for the 10k, 5k or the 2 mile run/walk for fun! Sprinters, walkers, the “stroller brigade” and many of Lafayette’s top four legged residents are welcome to join in the fun.

Registration is open until race day, but prices increase October 13, 2023. Get $5 off now! T-shirts are limited. Race packets that include our traditional long sleeve t-shirt and race bib are available at packet pickup in October.

Race Descriptions:

  • 5k Certified Race – flat, “chip” timed course, runners only (NO Dogs or Baby Strollers). View Lafayette Reservoir Run 5k Map
  • 10k Certified Race – hilly, “chip” timed course around the reservoir, Dogs on Leash & Baby Strollers OK. The 10k course is not recommended for athletes with disabilities.  View Lafayette Reservoir Run 10k Map
  • 2 Miles Run/Walk for Fun – No Timing – Fun Run ONLY, Dogs on Leash & Baby Strollers OK.
  • Lafayette Reservoir Challenge, Oct. 13-22, Lafayette Reservoir

Race Course: 10k: Oak Hill Road to El Nido Ranch Road, around the Lafayette Reservoir and back. 5k or 2 mile DO NOT go around the Lafayette Reservoir.

Reservoir Challenge – Virtual Race: Back by popular demand, from its introduction last year, 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 12-21. Please note, the Reservoir Challenge is not an option on Sunday, October 22 as the Reservoir will be closed for the 10K runners. The Reservoir Challenge is great opportunity to safely walk or run the Reservoir on your own, perhaps beating your time from last year.

For Your Safety!

  • On race day, s-p-a-c-e o-u-t, do not crowd together at the starting line. Racers can line up the entire block from Oak Hill Road to Moraga Road. Remember, only the 10k and 5k are timed races, and timing starts only after you cross the starting line.
  • NO Dogs or Baby Strollers in the 5K race.
  • Please NO headphones/ear buds. We need you to be aware of your surroundings at all times.
  • No skateboards, scooters, bikes or similar … it’s for our safety!


Groups: We encourage you to bring your team or group! We can provide a discount code for your group of 10 or more. Please contact us with your group name. In 2022 we welcomed Athens Administrators, Audrey Richardson Group, San Francisco Front Runners – Running for 27 years!, and Lafayette Elementary Brownie Troop 30245.

Road Closure Information: View Road Closure Map here.

Race Certified By: Road Running Technical Council USA Track & Field, Certification Code: CA15004GAN (5K) and CA15003GAN (10K)

Packet Pick-Up: Pickup your pre-assigned bib and t-shirt (only available while supplies last) at the Lafayette Chamber Office, 251 Lafayette Circle, Ste 150. Dates and times will be posted in October. Sunday pick-up will be near Starbucks starting at 7am.

Emcee and Starting Line: Our MC for the morning will be Tom Stack. We again welcome both Acalanes and Campolino Cheerleaders as well as the Principals from all 5 Lafayette School District schools!

Healthy Lifestyles Fair: Complimenting the run is our Healthy Lifestyles Fair. Stop by for treats, games and information from our fair vendors.

Parking Information: All meters will be in effect. Please note times on the meters. Parking is available FREE at the BART lots on race day, Sunday, October 22, 2023.

Res Run 2023 Theme

2023 Theme: Lafayette Celebrating 175+ Years

Seven utility boxes along Mt. Diablo Boulevard in downtown Lafayette have wraps featuring a collage of historic images intended to increase awareness of our local history and contribute to the cultural identity of our city.
The Lafayette Historical Society (LHS) and the City’s Public Art Committee collaborated with graphic designer Danielle Gogo-Gallagher to create the series of beautifully designed, photo-realistic history wraps utilizing archival photos from LHS’s impressive collection. Danielle Gogo-Gallagher is also the designer of our Lafayette Res Run for Education 2023 t-shirts.  The boxes are located along Mt. Diablo Boulevard between First Street and Dolores Drive. Each box includes a QR code that can be scanned using a smartphone to access educational information presented by the Lafayette Historical Society on the historical relevance of the archival images. Stop by the boxes before or after the race on October 22!
You can directly visit the individual pages for each box by following the links below:
•         Saklan People – Mt. Diablo Blvd. & Lafayette Circle
•         Early Downtown – Mt. Diablo Blvd. & Moraga Rd.
•         Pioneer & Farm Life – Mt. Diablo Blvd. & Dolores Dr.
•         Mt. Diablo Boulevard – Mt. Diablo Blvd. & Oak Hill Rd.
•         Early School Days – Mt. Diablo Blvd. & Happy Valley Rd.
•         Leisure Pastimes – Mt. Diablo Blvd. and First St.
•         Tunnels, Roads & Rails – Mt. Diablo Blvd. & Dewing Ave
The new utility box wraps are part of the City of Lafayette’s 175+ Years celebration in 2023. The City is working in partnership with the Lafayette Historical Society to increase awareness and appreciation of our history including recognition and understanding of the indigenous people who were first on the land that is now Lafayette, as well as the Spaniards and Rancheros that preceded American settlers who laid out the built community that we see today.
In addition to the new utility box wraps, there will be several events and presentations throughout the year including monthly presentations to the City Council, copies of “Images of America: Lafayette” circulated through Little Free Libraries in Lafayette and more!
For more information, visit these websites:
•         City of Lafayette webpage:
•         Lafayette Historical Society webpage:
Res Run 2023 T-Shirt Models

Congratulations Lafayette!!

Our 30th annual Lafayette Res Run for Education was a BIG success! 2200 participants registered. Just over 800 of those are under the age of 18 and 100 of them are over the age of 65.

Congratulations Burton Valley Bobcats for registering the Most Participants with 462 registrations and winning this year’s Early Bird Competition. MOST Improved is awarded to Acalanes High School this year with 204 registrations! And CONGRATULATIONS to Lafayette (Moraga & Orinda, too) for supporting OUR schools! The beneficiary breakdown is …

Burton Valley Elementary, $6721.17
Happy Valley Elementary, $4603.01
Lafayette Elementary, $5390.59
Springhill Elementaryc $4276.31
Stanley Middle School, $4894.81
Acalanes High School, $1775.75
Campolindo High School, $586.10
Miramonte High School, $393.60

Total … $28,641.34

We thank everyone who helped make this event such a success!
Thank you to ALL the parent volunteers who got up early and joined us in the dark to haul barricades, move cones and set up the racecourse, as well as Acalanes Key Club, Boy Scout Troop 204, BSA Troop 402G, Boys Team Charity, Buddy Brodwin, Dennis Garrison, John McCormick, Matt Pease, Maurice Williams, Michael Gilson, Mike and Yolanda Heller, Oakwood’s Cyclists, Phyllis and Reid Edwards, Rebecca Troxell, Terry Ring, Tim Regan, Travis Johnson and our MC Tom Stack. Thanks to JV Lucas PavingDream Big Construction and Leapfrog Plumbing for our vehicle barricades.
Thank you Stanley Jazz Messengers and director Todd Minson for the morning tunes. Thanks to The Dailey Method Lamorinda for leading the stretching and 5K warmups. Thanks to AJ Rogers with New You Dance Center for pumping up the 2-Miler participants. NCL Acalanes Chapter for helping us distribute race packets during the week and assisting with runner lineup on race day.
Special shout out to Brian Aiello with Pinnacle Promotions for creating our colorful t-shirt design. And to Aaron Ford, Ford Timing for gathering our results and running our race.
Thanks to the vendors who shared their treats and information with us on Sunday morning. And a special thank you to Jenna Steele, Eagle Scout candidate and Acalanes Junior, for assisting with the Healthy Lifestyles Fair setup/take-down, promotion and the fantastic photo op!
We appreciate ALL the school coordinators for their extra efforts this year: Alan, Aly, Brian, Katie, Lori, Noel, Ria and Stephanie. We thank the principals for officially starting our races. To the Lafayette School District Superintendent, teachers, and the staff for promoting this event. We thank the Parent Clubs and PTA’s. Thanks to Acalanes and Campolindo Cheerleaders for encouraging our runners from the start to the finish line in all three races.
Thanks to Starbucks staff for welcoming our community and supplying water at the finish line. Thank you to Zoonie’s for all the student gift cards!!
Thanks to the Lafayette Police Department, Contra Costa Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue and Public Works for helping keep us safe.
We thank our t-shirt sponsors, water sponsors, course sponsors and event sponsors for continuing to see the value in supporting the Chamber’s community effort to host this event.
Thanks to our presenting partners Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, City of Lafayette, and Oakwood Athletic Club.
And most of all, we thank all of the participants from our eldest grandfather Bob who returned at age 90 to our youngest toddler Amelia at age 1 and everyone in between.
We are very proud to be part of the greater Lafayette Community!
October 23, 2022 - Lafayette Res Run for Education

School Logos

Giving Back to our Schools – 2021 Recap

The Lafayette Chamber is proud and delighted to announce that the 2021 Res Run for Education gave $42,568.75 direct to our school’s organizations. This is an exciting new record and we couldn’t be more proud of our community efforts to raise these funds for our local schools. Congratulations to all! And WOW both Lafayette and Burton Valley exceeded $9000 proving that school size isn’t always a determining factor.

Here is the school beneficiary check breakdown:

Burton Valley, $9,140.34
Happy Valley, $7,320.84
Lafayette, $9,055.06
Springhill, $7,352.30
Stanley, $7,345.44
Acalanes, $1,442.07
Campolindo, $633.50
Miramonte, $279.20

Thank you to everyone who contributed in making this such a successful event.

2020 ResRun Reimagined was a HUGE success!

Congratulations Burton Valley Bobcats for registering the Most Participants in 2020!  Congratulations Stanley Wildcats for winning the 2020 Early Bird Competition! And most importantly … CONGRATULATIONS to Lafayette (Moraga & Orinda too) for supporting OUR schools!
Through our registrations, sponsorships and donations the Lafayette Chamber is proud to announce that ResRun Reimagined gave back a record $32,185.17 in 2020! Here’s the breakdown:
Burton Valley $6,737.63
Happy Valley $5,563.24
Lafayette $5,851.84
Springhill $5,175.94
Stanley Middle School $6,090.74
Acalanes High School $2,209.08
Campolindo High School $342.10
Miramonte High School $214.60
For a total of $32,185.17!

2023 Presenting Sponsors

Oakwood Athletic Club

Lafayette Chamber

City of Lafayette


Special Thanks to

Dream Big Construction

Minuteman Press Lafayette

Sequoia Signs

Zoonie's Candy Shop

Ford Timing


 City of Lafayette and The Lafayette Police Department 


2023 Marquis T-Shirt Sponsor

Keith Gronbach DDS - East Bay Oral Surgery

2023 Zero Waste Recycling Sponsor

Republic Services


2023 10k Course Sponsor:

2023 5k Course Sponsor:


2023 2 mile Course Sponsor:

New You Dance Center


2023 Water Station Sponsors:

Cobain Orthodontics

Branagh Development

Round Table Pizza Lafayette

2023 T-Shirt Sponsors:

Aloha Pediatric Dentistry
Bowles & Verna
Canyon Club Brewery
City of Lafayette
Cobain Orthodontics
Concentric Wealth Management
Diablo Foods
Dudum Real Estate Group
Fresh Coat Restoration
Greet Lafayette
Lafayette Car Wash & Detail Center
Lafayette Chamber
Lewis Asset Management
Mechanics Bank
Minutemen Press Lafayette
One Toyota of Oakland
Pacific Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital
Patelco Credit Union
Republic Services
Service Champions Heating & Air Conditioning
Town Hall Theatre
Treehouse Wealth Advisors
Village Associates Real Estate
Zoonie's Candy, Toy and Gelato

Media Sponsor:




Healthy Lifestyles Health Fair

Participants for 2023:
Oakwood Athletic Club
Advantage College Planning - East Bay
All Ages Recreation Downtown
Cambiati Wellness Programs
Canyon Club Brewery
Concord Turkey Trot
Contra Costa Animal Shelter
Lafayette Historical Society 175+
Lafayette Partners in Education (LPIE)
LightUp Fitness
Mighty Pilates
Patelco Credit Union
Pop Oats
Tree House Advisors

Participants in 2022:

Oakwood Athletic Club
The Dailey Method - Lamorinda
Lafayette Academy
Lafayette Partners in Education (LPIE)
Lamorinda Gynecology and Surgery

Mobility Matters
Green Alley CBD
LightUp Fitness
Mighty Pilates
Community Foundation of Lafayette
Lamorinda CrossFit
Skin Soup

Orinda Farmers' Market
Tosi Snacks
Moraga Country Club Turkey Trot
Concord Turkey Trot
City of Lafayette DEIB Committee
Acalanes SAGE Club (Students for the Advancement of Global Education)

Want to participate in the Healthy Lifestyles Fair the morning of the race? Contact us!

Interested in being a sponsor or Healthy Lifestyles Fair vendor? Contact us.