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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 volunteer@esrun4education.com.

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 & Parking Information

El Segundo, one of the South Bay Beach Cities, is located between LAX airport and Manhattan Beach. Adjacent freeways are 105 to the North and 405 to the East. The 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.

 

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.

 

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).

 

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


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

 

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 provide free samples, give demonstrations, and showcase sports apparel, health & nutritional products, and fitness services.

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