Lafayette Res Run for Education

The Lafayette Res Run for Education

The Lafayette Chamber and the City of Lafayette are co-presenters of the Lafayette Res Run for Education which is traditionally held on a Sunday in October. Oakwood Athletic Club is a decades long sponsor of this event.

Next race: Sunday, October 20, 2024!
5k: 8am, 10k: 8:15am, 2 mile: 8:45am with the Reservoir Challenge “running” October 12-19. Price varies per race. Credit Card Convenience fee will be added during the payment process.

Beneficiaries of the event are the local schools and the services and programs of the Chamber. Groups, clubs, and organizations are encouraged to attend. Donations direct to your school of choice can also be made on the website. Healthy Lifestyles Fair takes place 7:30am-10:30am on Lafayette Circle between The Roundup Saloon, Roam, White Barn Home and Tutu’s.



About Our 2023 Race:

The 31st annual Lafayette Res Run for Education was a HUGE success! 2240 participants registered and ran on the fall Sunday morning complete with a rainbow. This annual fundraiser has allowed the Lafayette Chamber the ability to give back $178,195.27 over the past 5 years directly to our local school organizations! The 2023 community effort raised a record breaking $48,219.71.

Burton Valley Elementary PTA $10,265.51
Happy Valley School Parents Club $8,352.67
Lafayette Elementary PTA $8,747.77
Springhill PFC $8,034.39
Stanley PTA $9,513.47
Acalanes Parents Club $1,936.80
Campolindo Parents Club $811.70
Miramonte – Orinda Network for Education (ONE) $557.40

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 2024 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.


View photos/videos here:

October 22, 2023 - Lafayette Res Run for Education

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, no medals for top finishers. – Fun Run ONLY, Dogs on Leash & Baby Strollers OK.
  • Lafayette Reservoir Challenge, Oct. 12-19, typically at the Lafayette Reservoir but this “virtual” 2.7 mile walk/run can be completed anywhere. No medals are given for top finishers.

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 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, or anywhere for that matter! Please note, the Reservoir Challenge is not an option on race day as the Reservoir will be closed for everyone but 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. This virtual 2.7 mile walk/run can be completed anywhere. No medals are given for top finishers.

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. Teams registered in 2023 included:

  • Audrey Richardson Group
  • Athens Administrators
  • BVE School Teachers
  • Diablo Valley Track & Field Club
  • LES Brownie Troop 30245
  • Lamorinda Cross Fit Wizard’s Warriors
  • PFlag
  • Republic Services

Groups now registered for the 2024 race: Ramsay’s Runners.

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 was Tom Stack. We again we welcomed both Acalanes and Campolindo 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 Sundays.

Race Packet Pickup:
Race packets that include our traditional long sleeve t-shirt (while supplies last) and race bib will be available for pickup at the Lafayette Chamber Office, 251 Lafayette Circle, Lafayette, CA [map it].

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:

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