Lafayette Res Run for Education

Race Day: Sunday, October 20, 2019


Race Starting Location: On Mt. Diablo Blvd. at Oak Hill Road, Downtown Lafayette, California

Staggered Start Times: 5k Certified Run 8:00am, 10k Certified Run 8:15am, 2mi run/walk 8:45am

On Site Race Day Registration Opens: 6:30am
Starting Line Warmup: 7:40am

Packet Pick-Up: Pickup your pre-assigned bib and t-shirt (while supplies last) at the Lafayette Chamber Office, 251 Lafayette Circle, Ste 150. Thursday-Friday, October 17-18, 9am-6pm, Saturday, October 19, 9am-3pm.

Our 2019 Presenting Sponsors

Oakwood Athletic Club

Sutter Health

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.

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.  Participants compete in a 10k or 5k certified runs and a 2 mile run/walk for fun through downtown Lafayette, around the reservoir (10k only) and back. Sprinters, walkers, the “stroller brigade” and many of Lafayette’s top four legged residents share the streets on that festive Sunday morning. Don’t miss the live music by the Stanley Middle School Orchestra and the Healthy Lifestyles Fair!

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.

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.

Please NO headphones/ear buds. We need you to be aware of your surroundings at all times. No skateboards, scooters, bike 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 Sara with your group name.

We welcome the following participating teams: Athens Corporation, Audrey Richardson Group, Contra Costa Animal Services, Diablo Valley Track & Field, Gronbach Oral Surgery, Lulu Lemon Team, Oakwood Athletic Club and Oakland Marathon Group.

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. Thursday-Friday, October 17-18, 9am-6pm and Saturday, October 19, 9am-2pm. Sunday pick-up will be near Starbucks starting at 6:30am.

Healthy Lifestyles Fair: Complementing the run is our Healthy Lifestyles Fair. Stop by for treats, games and information from our fair vendors: Beacon Home Care, Center for Sports Medicine, Contra Costa Animal Services Adoption Van, Fabula Tea, Formula 3 Fitness, Glisten and Glow Skincare, Green Alley CBD, K9 Kitchen, Kind Snacks, Lafayette Physical Therapy, Lafayette School District, LPIE – Lafayette Partners In Education, Lafayette Rotary, Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary, Lamorinda Toothbuds, Learning Express Toys, Oakland Marathon Club, Oakwood Athletic Club, Roughing It Day Camp, Row House, SewNow, Stat Med Urgent Care, Urban Remedy and KKDV 92.1

Parking Information: All meters will be in effect. Please note times on the meters. Parking is available FREE at the BART lots.


Giving Back to Our Local Schools

The Lafayette Chamber has given back just over $41,000 to our local schools in 2018, $16,400 from the Art and Wine Festival and the proceeds from the 2018 Res Run for Education allowed the Chamber to give back $24,548.35!

Breaking it down … Res Run for Education 2018:
Acalanes High School $886.50
Burton Valley Elementary $5,166.07 ($4666.07 + $500 contest winner)
Campolindo High School $394.00
Happy Valley Elementary $4,786.07 (4,536.07 + $250 (contest winner)
Lafayette Elementary $4,402.57
Miramonte High School $263.00
Springhill Elementary $4,298.07
Stanley Middle School $4,352.07

Every sign up increases the donation back to our schools!

2019 Presenting Sponsors

Oakwood Athletic Club


Sutter Health

Marquis T-Shirt Sponsor

Keith Gronbach DDS - East Bay Oral Surgery

Course Sponsor:

Photobooth Sponsor:

Acalanes Fellowship Lodge $480

Warmup Sponsor:


Media Sponsor:


Event Sponsors: Cobain Orthodontics, Republic Services, Diablo Foods, Kind Snacks, KKDV 92.1, Lamorinda Tooth Buds, Dudum Real Estate Group, Evergood Fine Foods, Tutu’s Food and Drink, Bowles & Verna LLP, Yelp