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Lafayette Res Run for Education

Race Day is Sunday, October 20, 2024

5k, 10k (around the Lafayette Reservoir), or 2 mile fun walk/run

Downtown Lafayette

Banner photo by Gloria Touchet Photography

West bound lane of Mt. Diablo Blvd. between Oak Hill Road and Moraga Road. 5k 8am, 10k 8:15am, 2 mile 8:45am.

Do not park in private parking lots, do not park at Safeway. Park on public streets or in public lots. BART lots are free on weekends.

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Candy from Zoonie's!



The first 100 students to register from each school will receive a voucher for a 1/4 lb of bulk candy from Zoonie's Candy Shop in Lafayette!

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REGISTER TODAY! Early Bird Pricing only through June 30, 2024!


$55.06 $45 8:00AM PDT - 11:59AM PDT Timed, flat and fast course.

10K Run

$55.06 $50 8:15AM PDT - 11:59AM PDT Loop around the reservoir. Hilly, Challenging, and competitive.

2 Mile

$45 $40 8:45AM PDT - 11:59AM PDT Untimed. Support the cause with this easy out and back course!

Reservoir Challenge

$35 Complete on your own time 10/12-10/19

About the Lafayette Res Run for Education

The Lafayette Chamber and the City of Lafayette are co-sponsors of the Lafayette Res Run for Education which is traditionally held the third Sunday in October. The 2024 Lafayette Res Run for Education will be held Sunday, October 20, 2024 with the Reservoir Challenge held October 12-19, 2024.

The Run is the city’s most popular “family affair”, involving kids, parents, grandparents, and hundreds of serious runners from throughout the Bay Area. Sprinters, walkers, the “stroller brigade” and many of Lafayette’s top four legged residents are welcome to join in the fun.

Reservoir Challenge - Virtual Race

Lafayette Reservoir Challenge

Back by popular demand, from its introduction in 2020, you can now register for the Reservoir Challenge – the virtual race which “runs” around the 2.7-mile paved trail of the Lafayette Reservoir October 12-19, 2024. Please note, the Reservoir Challenge is not an option on Sunday, October 20 as the Reservoir will be closed for all but the 10K runners. The Reservoir Challenge is great opportunity to safely walk or run the Reservoir on your own, perhaps beating your time from last year. This virtual race can be completed anywhere but we encourage you to walk/run the Lafayette Reservoir! 

**Parking and fees are not included in registration price.

View Reservoir Challenge Map

Top 3 finishers in each category in the 5k and 10k race will get a medal. Medal table located on Lafayette Circle near the Roundup Saloon. Scan the QR code on the back of your bib for race results. 


On Lafayette Circle near La Fiesta Square 7:30am-10:30am. Kids activities, music, pet adoptions and so much more!

For Your Safety!

On race day, s-p-a-c-e o-u-t, do not crowd together at the starting line. Racers can line up the entire block from Oak Hill Road to Moraga Road. Remember, only the 10k and 5k are timed races, and timing starts only after you cross the starting line.

NO Dogs or Baby Strollers in the 5K race.

Please NO headphones/ear buds. We need you to be aware of your surroundings at all times.

No skateboards, scooters, bikes or similar … it’s for everyone's safety!

Packet Pickup

Race packets that include our traditional long sleeve t-shirt (while supplies last) and race bib will be available for pickup at the Lafayette Chamber Office, 251 Lafayette Circle, Lafayette, CA [map it] on the following dates/times:

Race Packet Pickup:
Tuesday, October 15, 9am-5pm
Wednesday, October 16,10am-6pm
Thursday, October 17, 9am-5pm
Friday, October 18, 9a-1pm
Saturday, October 19, 9am-noon
Sunday, October 20, 7:15am-8:45am Mt. Diablo Blvd, just east of Lafayette Circle

Given Back

Giving Back to Our Local Schools

In 2023, the 31st annual Lafayette Res Run for Education's 2240 participants registered and ran on the fall Sunday morning complete with a rainbow. This annual fundraiser has allowed the Lafayette Chamber the ability to give back $178,195.27 over the past 5 years directly to our local school organizations! The 2023 community effort raised a record breaking $48,219.71.

Burton Valley Elementary PTA $10,265.51
Happy Valley School Parents Club $8,352.67
Lafayette Elementary PTA $8,747.77
Springhill PFC $8,034.39
Stanley PTA $9,513.47
Acalanes Parents Club $1,936.80
Campolindo Parents Club $811.70
Miramonte – Orinda Network for Education (ONE) $557.40

School Support Tally

As of July 12, 2024

Presenting Sponsors

Zero Waste Recycling Sponsor

Marquis T-Shirt Sponsor

Course Sponsors

Water Station Sponsors

T-Shirt Sponsors

Media Sponsor

Special Thanks To

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