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Run for Education coming up

By From page A1 | September 12, 2012

Calling all runners, walkers and families who want to help local schools! Registration is now open for second annual Making the Grade Run for Education scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 16, at the old El Dorado Hills golf course at the bottom of Serrano Parkway in El Dorado Hills.

This fun and festive family event will offer something for everyone — 10K and 5K trail run/walks professionally-timed by Capital Road Race Management, as well as two fun runs designed for kids 12 years and younger.  Last year’s event drew race participants from throughout the greater Sacramento region.

New this year, following the races, will be a huge Buckeye Family Fun Festival featuring food vendors, bounce houses, music, games and activities organized by volunteers from each of the seven schools in the Buckeye Union School District.

Participants can register online at makingthegraderun.org or through the mail and the first 100 registered will receive goodie bags. All children ages 12 and younger participating in the one-mile and half-mile fun runs will collect a medal for participation. The school boasting the most number of race participants will be awarded the “You Made the Grade” event banner to display on campus.

All proceeds benefit the Buckeye Education Foundation, a private non-profit which has worked the past three years to successfully restore important district-wide library and P.E. programs cut due to a lack of funding.

Formed in 2009, the Buckeye Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) collaboration of parents, educators and community leaders committed to providing supplemental funding to the five elementary schools and two middle schools within the Buckeye Union School District in El Dorado County, California.

For more information, and to make a donation, visit buckeyefoundation.org.

Special to Village Life

Discussion | 1 comment

  • RunnerSeptember 06, 2012 - 8:33 am

    Ran this last year. What a blast! It's great having a race like this right here at home! I hope it keeps growing!



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