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Please consider making a donation to the El Segundo Council of PTAs. 

All donations directly benefit programs and projects in the El Segundo Unified School District.  Your tax deductible donations go a long way in providing our community's children a high quality education.  IRS 501(c)(3) Tax Identification Number: 23-7024342, El Segundo Council of Parents and Teachers, Inc.

Race Date


April 27, 2024 @ 8:00 AM

  • Early Bird pricing ends April 5.

  • Register by April 12 to guarantee your preferred T-shirt size.

Packet Pick-Up/In-Person Registration

Early packet pick-up and in-person registration Thursday, 4/25 @ 5:00 pm-8:00 pm & Friday, 4/26 @ 11:00 am-7:00 pm, Location TBD

1. Pre-Race Early Packet Pickup – Easton Gym of El Segundo, 505 Main Street, El Segundo 90245.  Enter the parking lot from the alley east of Main St between Mariposa Ave. and Pine St.  Enter the building from the parking lot.   Pickup times are Thursday, April 25th, from 5-8 pm and Friday, April 26th, from 11 am - 7 pm.

2. Race Day – Packet pick-up and in-person registration will also be available on-site at the run, starting at 6:30 AM and ending at 7:30 AM.

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

Course Description

As a unique USA Track & Field certified road course in Southern California, the Run for Education features a moderate coastal climate and a tour of downtown El Segundo and its neighborhoods and schools.

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


5K Run Map  |  10K Run Map

The Kid’s Fun Run will be split into 1K and 1/2K events. The 1K Kid’s Run is for children ages 6-10, while the 1/2K Kid’s Run is for kids 5 and under. All participants age 10 and under who have not already received a finisher medal in the 5K or 10K will receive a finisher medal. 

Kid’s Run Map

USA Track & Field Sanctioned Event

We are proud to announce that the El Segundo Run for Education is a USA Track and Field sanctioned event (Sanction Number: 24-33-146238), with both the 5K and 10K courses having been certified by the USA Track and Field Road Racing Technical Council (Certification Codes CA21007TEB and CA21021TEB).

Become a Volunteer

The success of this event hinges on our volunteers. Please consider taking a shift to help make this event amazing. We have three ways to volunteer to help support The Run.

  • To help with tasks the week leading up to the Run such as packet pickup, as well as the morning of the event on race day see the list of volunteer opportunities on our Volunteer Sign-up

  • To volunteer as a Course Corner Monitor along the run course, see our Corner Monitor Volunteer Sign-Up

  • If you are interested in joining the Run for Education organizing committee please send us an email at

Sign up now for the position that best fits your location/schedule. Please remember Corner Monitor volunteers need to be 18 years of age (or older).

Driving Directions

El Segundo is located between LAX and Manhattan Beach. Adjacent freeways are the I-105 to the North and I-405 to the East.  The start and finish lines are in front of El Segundo High School, 640 Main Street.  The Expo is in Library Park across the street from the High School.  Only a few thoroughfares will get you into El Segundo from Pacific Coast Highway, Imperial Highway, and Vista del Mar, so if you are unfamiliar with the area, be sure to plan ahead.

Parking Information

Parking is free.  There will be one medium-sized and three smaller parking lots near the start and finish lines and the Library Park Expo.  The biggest lot is behind the El Segundo High School (640 Main Street), with entry off Mariposa between Standard and Eucalyptus.  You may also park in the Masonic Lodge (520 Main Street) or El Segundo Women’s Club (541 Standard Street) parking lots.   Entry to both lots is through the alley between Main and Standard.  There is also a City Lot on the southwest corner of Main Street and Mariposa Ave.  Expo Exhibitors are encouraged to take part in the City Lot for easier access to Library Park.  They can also park in the High School lot after dropping off their supplies. Parking is also available on local streets.  If you plan to leave earlier than 9:45 a.m., you should avoid parking inside the 5K/10K course loop. Most El Segundo residents walk to the event.


Schedule of Race Day Events

6:30 a.m. - Packet Pick-Up & Late Registration Opens
7:35 a.m. - Starting Line Corrals Open | Group Warm-Up Begins

7:50 a.m. - 5K/10K registration closes.
7:50 a.m. - Opening Ceremony | National Anthem | Final Race Instructions
8:00 a.m. - 5K/10K Runners Start | Health & Fitness Expo Opens
9:00 a.m. - Awards Ceremony
9:30 a.m. - Kids Fun Run registration closes

10:00 a.m. - 1/2K Kids Fun Run
10:15 a.m. - 1K Kids Fun Run
12:00 p.m. - Event Concludes

Starting Line Corrals

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 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 before the start of the race.

Course Safety

Race officials reserve the right to disqualify or remove any participant whose activity may be unsafe and pose potential harm to themselves and/or other participants. Therefore, for the safety of all and insurance reasons, the following are PROHIBITED by participants for use on the racecourse: skates, roller shoes, bicycles, scooters, skateboards, and any gas or electrical-operated vehicles. Additionally, DOGS will NOT BE ALLOWED in either the 5K or 10K due to insurance restrictions and children on the course (you don’t want your dog to bite a child – NOT worth it).

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 using a bib chip timing system.

Mile Markers, Clocks, and 10K Split Times

The courses will include mile markers with clocks and/or split callers at the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6-mile points and the finish line.


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 open to traffic on a rolling schedule. Participants are given 1 hour and 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 and then later 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 (while supplies last).


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+

Kid’s Fun Run

This untimed run, geared for children 2-10 years old, will have two distance events based on age or ability. The 1/2K Kid’s 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 Kid’s Run (6-10 years old) will complete 2 laps around Library Park. Each registered Kid’s Fun Run runner will receive an official race shirt & bib and a finisher medal (while supplies last). Children 10 and under who compete in the 5K may also compete in the Kid’s Run at no additional cost. Although this race is intended for kids, parents are welcome to run with their children (the parent needs no additional registration). 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 & Beverages


Food and beverages will NOT be available for sale at the Expo.  However, exhibitors on-site may be offering a variety of selections for samples. Downtown El Segundo has many restaurants and cafés and is just south on Main Street from the finish line.  In addition, several restaurants and breweries offer discounts to those who wear their Run T-Shirt as a part of our “Show Your Shirt and Save” promotion.




Free to the public, the Expo offers race participants, spectators, families, friends, and visitors the opportunity to meet a wide range of local professionals and vendors, and government and commercial service providers from the El Segundo community and surrounding area.  Expo exhibitors will provide information and free samples, give demonstrations, and host games and contests.

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