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, its 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


We are proud to announce that the El Segundo Run for Education is a full USA Track and Field sanctioned event (Sanction Number: 19-33-003) 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).

The El Segundo Run for Education 5K and 10K have also been selected as a 2020 Road Running Grand Prix Series events. The Series offers opportunities for USATF members to compete in some of the best road races in the region. USATF members entering their membership number during the registration process will receive a $5 registration discount. Additional information on the Grand Prix can be found at the following link:
USATF SCA Road Running Championships  


Early packet pick-up and in-person registration is available Thursday (5:00pm-8:00pm) & Friday (11:00am-7:00pm), August 27 & 28 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, August 27 (5:00pm-8:00pm) & Friday, August 28 (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.


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.


6:30 AM: Packet Pick-Up & Late Registration Opens
7:35 AM: Starting Line Corrals Open
7:50 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



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 upfront. 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 1: Elite Runners
Corral 2: General Runners
Corral 3: General Walkers
Corral 4: 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.



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.



Professional timing will be provided by Pacific Coast Race Timing using a bib chip timing system.



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.


Stations are located both at the finish line and at the midway point by Center Street Elementary. First Aid and portable restrooms are available near the finish line, adjacent to the Race Expo.


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.



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.


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.


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+


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+


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.


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



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.



Volunteers are critical to the success of the Big 5 Sporting Goods El Segundo Run for Education! Without the support of our community to help our event, we would not be able to raise the funds we do to support our local schools.  If you cannot participate in the event, then volunteering is a great way to support our schools.  We have listed all of the volunteer positions on the Volunteer Website – even all of the corners! Sign up now for the corner or position that best fits your location/schedule. Please remember that at least one of the corner volunteers needs to be 18 years of age (or older). Thank you for supporting our students! If you have any questions, please reach out to volunteer@esrun4education.com.

Donations to the Run for Education, sponsored by the El Segundo Council of Parents and Teachers, are tax deductible.

El Segundo Council of Parents & Teachers ● IRS 501(c)(3) Tax Identification Number:  23-7024342

Come join us on April 18, 2020 for the 29th annual El Segundo Run for Education 5K | 10K!

Both courses are USATF certified (sanction no. 17-33-002) with Award Medals going to the top three finishers in each age group for both the 5K and 10K.

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Entering its 29th 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.



Entering its 29th 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 of small town Americana.