Lafayette Res Run for Education

Race Day is Sunday, October 22, 2023

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

Downtown Lafayette

Banner photo by Gloria Touchet Photography

Sunday, Oct. 22, 2023 7:15am-8:45am on Mt. Diablo Blvd. just east of the finish line between Lafayette Circle and Moraga Road.

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

Scan the QR code on the back of your bib! 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.

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

10K Run

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

2 Mile

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

Donation Only

8:45AM PDT - 11:59AM PDT

Reservoir Challenge

Complete on your own time 10/12-10/21

2023 Res Run Theme

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 2023 Lafayette Res Run for Education will be held Sunday, October 22, 2023 with the Reservoir Challenge held October 12-21, 2023.

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 12-21, 2023. Please note, the Reservoir Challenge is not an option on Sunday, October 22 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. 


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

View Reservoir Challenge Map

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 our 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 17, 9am-5pm
Wednesday, October 18,10am-6pm
Thursday, October 19, 9am-5pm
Friday, October 20, 9a-1pm
Saturday, October 21, 9am-noon
Sunday, October 22, 7:15am-8:45am Mt. Diablo Blvd, just east of Lafayette Circle

Giving Back to Our Local Schools

Congratulations to the Burton Valley Bobcats for "winning" the Early Bird Contest for 2023. Two more contests remain!

The Res Run has given back $103,395 over the past 3 years directly to our school organizations!  In 2022, 2200 participants registered. Just over 800 of those are under the age of 18 and 100 of them are over the age of 65. The Burton Valley Bobcats registered the Most Participants with 462 registrations and won the Early Bird Competition. MOST Improved was awarded to Acalanes High School in 2022 with 204 registrations! And CONGRATULATIONS to Lafayette (Moraga & Orinda, too) for supporting OUR schools! The beneficiary breakdown for 2022 was …
Burton Valley Elementary, $6721.17
Happy Valley Elementary, $4603.01
Lafayette Elementary, $5390.59
Springhill Elementaryc $4276.31
Stanley Middle School, $4894.81
Acalanes High School, $1775.75
Campolindo High School, $586.10
Miramonte High School, $393.60

Total … $28,641.34

School Support Tally


As of 10/20/2023

2023 Res Run T-Shirt Design

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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