Shell/MEF Run for ED


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2018 Shell/MEF Run For Education – Click here to register online!    Sponsors – go to this page to donate
The 16th Annual Run For Education will be held on Sunday September 30th at 8:30 am.  You can run or walk in the 5k or run in the 10k. Register online or mail in the registration form below.  You may also register beginning at 7 am on race day.  There is also a kids run (under 8) starting at approximately 9:30 beginning at the START line for about a block.

Martinez Family Fun Night
The Family Fun Night (formerly the Pasta Feed) is sponsored by Martinez Rotary and Kiwanis.  It will be Saturday September 29th from 6-8 pm at the Shell Clubhouse at 1635 Pacheco Blvd.  Cost is $15 per person. Current MUSD students are free with a paying adult. Contact for tickets or purchase tickets thru paypal below. There will be kids games, activities, music and ice cream treats. For more information, click here.

Shell/MEF Family Fun Night Tickets

Run Information
Print Registration Form click here or fill-in form (and print) click here

Download 5k Course Map

Download 10k Course Map

Pre-packet Pick-up
We will be at Road Runner Sports (1975 Diamond Blvd in Willows Shopping Center in Concord) on Saturday Sept 29th from 12-4 if you are pre-registered and want to pick up your bib and t-shirt before the run. We will also be at the Family Fun Night at the Shell Clubhouse (on Pacheco Blvd) from 6-8 pm. Roadrunner VIP members receive 25% their entire purchase. Non-VIP members receive $10 off $30+ purchases on Sept 29th only.

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2017 ResultsClick Here

Sunday’s 15th Annual Shell/MEF 5k/10k Run for Education brought in $75,000 for the Martinez Education Foundation (MEF) and drawing a record number of 848 people who registered for the 5k or 10k events. On a beautiful fall morning, the participants either ran or walked the 5k route through downtown Martinez, while 72 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 Dara Flowers of Martinez came in first in the women’s category. John Hill of Pleasant Hill, a Shell Martinez Refinery senior engineer, won the men’s 5k competition, and Lisa Allan, 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 workers. The Alhambra High marching band performed in the downtown plaza before the race started. This year’s Run was also supported by 27 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 2017 Run!

 2015 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.