Shell/MEF Run for Education
Sep 02, 2015 01:41PM
● By Elena Hutslar
Run for Education Supports Martinez Schools
The 13th Annual Shell/MEF Run for Education will be held in downtown Martinez on October 4. The run includes a 5K and 10K course and the opportunity to have a good time while raising money for the Martinez Education Foundation (MEF) and Martinez schools. The run is the major fundraiser for the MEF each year, and all proceeds from entry fees, sponsorships, and the October 3 Martinez Family Fun Night at the Shell Clubhouse go to Martinez teachers in the form of grants that enhance their classroom teaching, particularly in the area of technology.
Steve Lesher, public affairs manager for the Shell Martinez Refinery says, “Each year, the Run for Education gets better. Last year, we raised a record $66,000, and we are looking forward to far exceeding that amount this year.”
As Shell celebrates its centennial in Martinez, the Run for Education committee is seeking to raise $100,000 through increased sponsorships and by attracting more participants. All ages are welcome in the run, and prizes are awarded for the overall winners as well as for various age groups. Register early at www.martinezedfoundation.com.
The Run for Education is the signature community project of the Shell Martinez Refinery. The refinery provides financial support, staffing, and many volunteers for the event. In addition to playing the lead role in underwriting, Shell will match the first $20,000 in registrations and sponsorships.