Martinez Shell MEF Run Oct. 2
Aug 29, 2016 12:17PM
● By Elena Hutslar
It’s time for runners, walkers and education enthusiasts to lace up their shoes for the 14th Annual Shell/MEF Run for Education. This year’s run through downtown Martinez will be held Sunday, October 2. The community tradition raises money for the Martinez Education Foundation (MEF) and Martinez Unified School District schools. The run is the major fundraiser for the MEF, and all proceeds from entry fees, sponsorships, and the October 1 Martinez Family Fun Night at the Shell Clubhouse go to Martinez teachers. The grants awarded enhance classroom teaching, particularly in the area of technology.
Ann Notarangelo, External Relations Manager for the Shell Martinez Refinery says, “Coming from a family of teachers, I know the challenges our educators face to create the classroom experience they want for their students. Last year’s Run for Education was enormously successful, and all of us at Shell are delighted and proud to know that all the proceeds raised go to teachers and their students.”
All ages are welcome in the run -- and you can even walk! There are both 5K and 10K courses. Prizes are awarded for the overall winners, as well as in various age groups. You can use the registration form on this page.
The Run for Education is the signature annual community project of the Shell Martinez Refinery. The refinery provides financial and logistical support, staffing and volunteers for the event. In addition to playing the lead role in underwriting the run, Shell will match the first $20,000 in registration and sponsorships.
Visit here to register online: http://martinezedfoundation.com/run-for-ed/