Support PE in schools at the Run for Education: Event set for Sunday, October 21

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For Immediate Release
Contact: Victoria Campbell




Support PE in schools at the Run for Education

Event set for Sunday, October 21


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Reno, NV (September 10, 2018) – The Education Alliance of Washoe County, is planning the 2018 Run for Education. The event will be held on Sunday, October 21 at the Outlets at Legends in front of SCHEELS. The Run for Education attracts 8,700+ attendees to the 5K/10K races, the Sparks Marina March, ½ Mile Kids Fun Run and a lively Fitness & Family Fair for children and families to enjoy. Organizers are seeking sponsors to reach their annual goal of $200,000 to provide needed funding for P.E., student wellness and nutrition programs in Washoe County School District (WCSD) elementary schools. The sponsorship commitment deadline is Friday, September 21, 2018.






Sponsorship Benefits Include:


• Company logo on the back of 4,000+ runners’ t-shirts

• Tabling Opportunity with audience of 8,700+ attendees

• Banner display at event

• Event video spotlight

• Presenting sponsor will receive an exclusive story produced by KTVN Channel 2


Contact the Education Alliance at (775) 353-6950 for more information or visit


All runners who register by September 21, 2018 will receive a t-shirt. Student runners under 18 will receive a medal after completing their running event. Refreshments are also available for all runners. The Washoe County School District provides bus transportation for schools, eliminating any barriers to students and their families attending this signature community event.


Opening ceremonies begin at 7:30 a.m.


The Education Alliance’s Run for Education is one of the largest family and community running events in Northern Nevada. In 2017, more than 8,700 people attended and 90 schools participated, including charter schools. There were 3,984 runners and proceeds from sponsorships provided a $2,000 Kids in Motion grant to 55 schools to fund physical education and nutrition activities, impacting nearly 30,000 elementary school-aged children. Additionally, proceeds supported the Passport Program that provides assistance for WCSD secondary students on their pathway to career and college readiness.


If you are interested in supporting students through the Education Alliance, contact us at (775) 353-6950 or visit our website at: Follow the Education Alliance of Washoe County on Facebook @EducationAllianceWashoeCounty, and on Twitter @EdAllianceWasho.

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About the Education Alliance: The Education Alliance of Washoe County is a non-profit organization whose mission is to foster educational excellence and student achievement in Washoe County. Its programs and initiatives include Partners in Education, the Run for Education, Teachers’ Warehouse, and Principal for a Day, all dedicated to strengthening education through business and community partnerships.


For more information about the Education Alliance, please contact Kendall Inskip, Executive Director, or Brittani Haggarty, Collaborative Coordinator, at 353-6950 or visit




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