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October 15, 2013 > Run or walk to support Fremont school sports

Run or walk to support Fremont school sports

Submitted By Fremont Education Foundation

The Fremont Run 4 Education was originally founded by Liz Elliott of Happy Fish Swim School in 2004. For the first six years, Ms. Elliott organized this fun community event. Grace Wong of Learning Bee has taken the lead for the past two years. This year, Dr. Melanie Coronel of Fremont Family & Sports Chiropractic has stepped up as the eventÕs organizer and Liz Elliott has returned as race vendor and consultant. Along with a very committed run committee, these two women have made exciting additions to the 2013 event and run, including a new website, a full-color finish arch and chute, and timing chips.

All proceeds benefit the Fremont Education FoundationÕs Guy Emanuele Sports Fund (GESF) for after-school sports throughout the Fremont Unified School District. At the high school level, individual grants help offset costs of equipment, sportswear, transportation, fees, shoes, sports bags, tournament fees, and related items. Run proceeds have allowed GESF to increase individual grants from $100 to $200 per student as needed. All junior high schools receive $1,500 for after-school sports; more than 20 elementary schools are awarded $200 for boys and girls basketball leagues. For more on Fremont Education FoundationÕs Guy Emanuele Sports Fund, visit:

Over the years, the run has raised over $100,000 for GESF. Close to $25,000 has already been raised this year. Lam Research is this yearÕs presenting sponsor, joined by additional community partners including Magnussen Lexus, ClubSport, Whole Foods, and more than 20 other local businesses. Many of these sponsors will have booths on race day at a Family Fitness Expo.

We are actively seeking more sponsors. For details, visit the new run website at or email All donations are 100 percent tax deductible. Donate securely with a credit card or Paypal account at: or make check payable to FEF and send to FEF Run 4 Education c/o Fremont Family & Sports Chiropractic, 39813 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, CA 94538.

As a bonus, the Elementary School Challenge will award the Fremont Unified elementary school with the most participants, an opportunity to win $1,000! Tell your students, parents, teachers, administrators, uncles, aunts, neighbors to make sure to write your school name on your registration, or it will not be counted.

Whether you are a walker, runner, or spectator, come to the Fremont Run 4 Education for a day of fun and fitness to support Fremont student athletes.

Fremont Run 4 Education
Sunday, Oct 27
5K and 10K: 9:00 a.m.
KidsÕ runs: 10:30 a.m.
Lake Elizabeth at Central Park, Fremont

5K Run/Walk & 10K Run: $30 before October 16; $35 after October 16
KidsÕ Runs: $20 before October 16; $25 after October 16

Registration fees include: race bib, official Fremont Run 4 Education tech-shirts, drawing ticket for entry to race giveaways, and goodie bag. Online registration closes on Wednesday, October 23. After this day, participants can register on the day of the run from 7:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m. or at Fremont Family & Sports Chiropractic at 39813 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont on Thursday and Friday, October 24 and 25.

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