OVERVIEW


COURSE DESCRIPTION


As one of the more unique USA Track & Field certified road courses in Southern California the Run for Education features a moderate coastal climate and a tour of downtown El Segundo, as well as, it’s neighborhoods and schools.

The 5K Run/Walk is an easy-to-moderate hill course through local neighborhoods while the 10K Run offers up a 2nd loop around El Segundo. All 5K and 10K participants will receive Finisher Medals. 5K Run Map 10K Run Map

The Kids Fun Run will be split into a 1K and 1/2K event. The 1K Kids Run is for kids ages 6-10 years old while the 1/2K Kids Run is for kids 5 and under. All participants ages 10 and under who have not already received a finisher medal in the 5K or 10K will receive a finisher medal. Kids Run Map

USA TRACK & FIELD SANCTIONED EVENT


We are proud to announce that the El Segundo Run for Education is a full USA Track and Field sanctioned event (Sanction Number: 17-33-007) with both the 5K and 10K courses having been certified by the USA Track and Field Road Racing Technical Council (Certification Codes CA11024RS and CA12117RS).

PACKET PICK-UP/IN-PERSON REGISTRATION


Early packet pick-up and in-person registration is available Thursday (5:00pm-8:00pm) & Friday (11:00am-7:00pm), April 19 & 20 at the El Segundo Athletic Club located at 505 Main Street in El Segundo.

1. Pre Race Early Packet Pickup – Pick-up and in-person registration hours are Thursday, April 19 (5:00pm-8:00pm) & Friday. April 20 (11:00am-7:00pm).

2. Race Day – Packet pick-up and in-person registration will also be available on-site at the Run starting at 6:30 AM.

Race packets will include a quality unisex t-shirt and race bib with timing chip. Please bring ID to verify your registration.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS & PARKING INFORMATION


As one of the South Bay Beach Cities, El Segundo is located between LAX airport and Manhattan Beach. Adjacent freeways are the 105 to the North and 405 to the East. Event staging area and Health & Fitness Expo are at Library Park across the street from El Segundo High School, 640 Main Street, El Segundo. Parking is available on local streets and at designated lots. PARKING IS FREE IN EL SEGUNDO.

SCHEDULE OF RACE DAY EVENTS


6:30 AM: Packet Pick-Up & Late Registration Opens
7:20 AM: Group Pre-Race Warm-Up
7:35 AM: Starting Line Corrals Open
7:45 AM: Opening Ceremony | National Anthem | Final Race Instructions
8:00 AM: 5K/10K Runners Start | Health & Fitness Expo Opens
9:00 AM: Awards Ceremony
10:00 AM: 1/2K Kids Fun Run
10:15 AM: 1K Kids Fun Run 
12:00 PM: Event Concludes

STARTING LINE CORRALS


In an effort to provide every one of our participants with as comfortable a run as possible, Starting Line Corrals will be enforced at this year’s event. The corral system assures a smooth and safe start by lining up participants of similar pace in the same area.

Runners who identify themselves as Elite Male (<18:20 5K or <38:00 10K) or Elite Female (<19:50 5K or <40:00 10K) during registration will qualify for the seeded corral up front. All other participants are asked to line up in the appropriate corrals. Large signs identifying each corral will be displayed along the starting line area. Please be courteous and look for the corral that fits you best.

Corral A: Elite Runners
Corral B: General Runners
Corral C: General Walkers
Corral D: Walkers with Strollers

Each participant will receive an official (gun) time which is recorded from the start of the race, signaled by the air horn, to the point where the participant crosses the finish line AND a net or “chip time” via the electronic timing system that measures the elapsed time from when the participant crosses the starting line to the point where the participant crosses the finish line. Per USATF rules, only the official (gun) times qualify for course records. Participants shall assemble for the race in their assigned corral not less than 10 minutes prior to the start of the race.

COURSE SAFETY


Race officials reserve the right to disqualify or remove any participant whose activity may be unsafe and post potential harm to themselves and/or other participants. For the safety of all, as well as, insurance reasons the following are PROHIBITED by participants for use on the race course: skates, roller shoes, bicycles, scooters, skateboards and any gas or electrical operated vehicles. Additionally, pets will NOT BE ALLOWED (NO DOGS!) in either the 5K or 10K due to insurance restrictions.

Participants in the 5K opting to bring baby strollers, wagons, etc. are asked to please line up near the rear of the starting line corrals in corral D (walkers with strollers). Strollers, wagons, etc. are allowed in the 5K ONLY.

For timing and permit reasons the 10K is a RUN ONLY event. Walkers are NOT PERMITTED. Failure to abide by any of these rules can result in disqualification and removal from the Run.

RACE TIMING


Professional timing will be provided by Racewire using a bib chip timing system. 

MILE MARKERS, CLOCKS AND 10K SPLIT TIMES


Both courses will include mile markers with clocks and/or split callers at the 1-2-3-4-5-6 mile points as well as the finish line. Electronic splits will be recorded at the 10K half way point, near the 5K finish clock.

WATER STATIONS


Stations are located both at the finish line and at the midway point by Center Street Elementary. First Aid and portable restrooms are available at the finish line.

TIME LIMITS | COURSE CLOSURE


The race course is opened to traffic on a rolling schedule. Participants are given 1 hour 45 minutes to complete the courses with the finish line closing promptly at 9:45.

 

RACE RESULTS


Results will be available immediately on-site via numerous electronic kiosks then later in the day via the official race website. Results will also be formally reported to USA Track and Field as official records of the El Segundo Run For Education 5K | 10K.

AWARDS


5K/10K: Male and Female – Overall 1st place finishers will receive race trophies. Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd & 3rd place finishers in each age category.  ALL RUN PARTICIPANTS will receive finisher medals (while supplies last).

Winning team in each 5K category as well as winning 10K team will receive awards.

5K AGE CATEGORIES


8 & under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-17, 18-23, 24-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, and 80+

10K AGE CATEGORIES


12 & under, 13-17, 18-23, 24-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, and 80+

5K TEAM CATEGORIES


  • Male
  • Female
  • Mixed Gender

10K TEAM CATEGORIES


  • Mixed Gender

KIDS FUN RUN


This untimed run, geared for children 2-10 years old, will have two distance points based on age or ability. The 1/2K Kids Run (2-5 years old) will start at the corner of Mariposa & Main, with kids making a clockwise loop around Library Park (west on Mariposa, south on Richmond, east on Palm, north on Main, finish near 5/10K line).  The 1K Kids Run (6-10 years old) will complete 2 laps around Library Park. Each registered Kids Fun Run runner will receive an official race shirt & bib and finisher medal (while supplies last). Children 10 and under who compete in the 5K may also compete in the Kids Run at no additional cost. Although this race is intended for kids, parents are welcome to run with their children (no additional registration is needed by the parent). Please note that participants who have already received a finisher medal in either the 5K or 10K are NOT eligible for Fun Run medals.

FOOD AND DRINKS


Vendors will be on site offering a variety of healthy selections for both sale and sample.

HEALTH AND FITNESS EXPO


Free to the public, this Expo offers race enthusiasts, along with their friends and families, the opportunity to meet local health & fitness professionals, retailers and service providers offering the latest in running and fitness products available today. Exhibitors will be providing free samples, giving demonstrations, plus showcasing sports apparel, health & nutritional products, and fitness services.

EVENT INFO

Entering its 27th year, the Run For Education is not only a major fundraiser for El Segundo’s K-12 public schools but is also one of the more unique USATF certified 5k/10k courses in Southern California. Hosted by El Segundo’s PTA Council the Run For Education features a moderate coastal climate, as well as, a tour of downtown El Segundo and its local residential neighborhoods. It’s a true sampling if a small town Americana.

EVENT INFO

Entering its 27th year, the Run For Education is not only a major fundraiser for El Segundo’s K-12 public schools but is also one of the more unique USATF certified 5k/10k courses in Southern California. Hosted by El Segundo’s PTA Council the Run For Education features a moderate coastal climate, as well as, a tour of downtown El Segundo and its local residential neighborhoods. It’s a true sampling if a small town Americana.