Shell/MEF Run For Education Results
Oct 30, 2016 10:29PM
● By Elena Hutslar
The 14th Annual Shell/MEF 5K/10K Run for Education on October 2 brought in $77,000 for the Martinez Education Foundation (MEF), drawing about 730 people who registered for the 5K or 10K events. On a beautiful fall morning, the participants either ran or walked the 5K route through downtown Martinez, while 60 ran a 10K route that also went up to the hills on Carquinez Scenic Drive. John Hill, a Shell Martinez Refinery senior engineer of Pleasant Hill, came in first in the men’s 10K category, and Lori Ligouri of Concord came in first in the women’s category. Noa Nabeshima of Martinez won the men’s 5K competition, and Lisa Allan from Martinez won the women’s event. More than 100 people volunteered to make the event a success, including dozens of students from Martinez Junior High School and Alhambra High School and many Shell refinery workers. The Alhambra High marching band performed in the downtown plaza before the race started. This year’s run was also supported by 42 corporate sponsors who donated to the event. Thank you to all runners, walkers, volunteers and sponsors for making this a huge success!
Major event sponsors were KevComp, Les Schwab, PSC, Brinderson, Overaa, PFS, Van De Pol Petroleum, Advanced Sealing, Lippow Development Company, CS Marine Constructors, BASF, Mistras, S&S Supplies & Solution, Baker-Hughes, Turner Huguet Adams & Farr, Jacobs, Ecomulch, Contra Costa Electric, and Delta Tech. Service.