Shell/MEF Run For Education on Oct. 4
Sep 24, 2015 05:44PM
● By Jennifer Neys
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, partcularly in the area of technology.
The Family Fun Night (formerly the Pasta Feed) is sponsored by Martinez Rotary and Kiwanis. It will be Saturday October 3 from 6-8 pm at the Shell Clubhouse at 1635 Pacheco Blvd. Cost is $15 per person. Current MUSD students are free with a paying adult. There will be kids games, activities, music and ice cream treats.
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. You can use the registration form on this page.
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.