2019 Race RESULTS – CLICK HERE
Sunday’s 17th Annual Shell/MEF Run for Education on September 29, 2019 brought in $92,000 for the Martinez Education Foundation (MEF) while drawing 760 runners and walkers who competed in the 5k or 10k events. On a beautiful fall morning, the participants either ran or walked the 5k route through downtown Martinez, while 77 runners took the 10k route that went up to the hills on Carquinez Scenic Drive. Loren Baker, of Martinez came in first in the men’s 10k category, and Natalia Skuba of Pleasant Hill came in first in the women’s category. Lev Afonine, of Martinez, won the men’s 5k competition, and Katie Karst, also from Martinez won the women’s event. More than 250 people volunteered to make the event a success, including dozens of students from Martinez Junior High School, Alhambra High School, CERT volunteers and many Shell refinery employees. The Alhambra High marching band performed in the downtown plaza before the race started. This year’s Run was also supported by 62 corporate sponsors that donated to the event. Thank you to all runners, walkers, volunteers and sponsors for making this a huge success!!!
Check out the video from the 2018 Run!
2017 Run Video
2014 Run Video
Run Hotline 925-313-5562
Shell/MEF Run For Education History
The Shell/MEF Run For Education started in the fall of 2003 and has steadily grown every year. Originally a 5K event, in 2012 a 10K course was added to the run. Although many people choose to run the course, a large majority walk the 5K course as they enjoy the stroll through downtown Martinez. The 10K course extends out Carquinez Scenic Drive past the historical cemeteries and along the river for some sweeping vistas. All ages participate in the run, and prizes are awarded for the overall winners as well as for various age groups. Entrance fees and corporate sponsorships aggregate to make the Run For Education the largest annual fundraiser for the Martinez Education Foundation, with Shell the primary sponsor. In addition, over the years the Run for Education has become a much anticipated community event that demonstrates tremendous local support for all schools of the Martinez Unified School District.