When you sign up to run any of the 2018 Oakland Running Festival races (5K, Half-Marathon, Full Marathon, Team Relay) with the Ed Fund on March 25, you not only get discounted registration (for the Half and Full) and a free team t-shirt, but the camaraderie of running with more than 300 teammates (250 of them students)!

NOTE: we recommend you register as an individual first. You can always join or create a team after you sign up!

New this year: your registration will automatically include a personal fundraising page. You’ll get more information about how to claim and set it up after you register. You also don’t have to use your page, but it is an easy way to invite friends to support your run for schools!


For race details, including start times and course maps, click hereIf you haven’t run with us before, check out our Exposure story with photos, videos, and more from race day last year. And once you’ve registered, be sure to join our Facebook Running Team Group for occasional inspiration and commiseration!


“You cross that finish line,” said 11th-grader Samuel after the 2016 Oakland Running Festival Half Marathon, “and you feel like you can do anything.”


Help us create that thrill for Oakland kids! $45 covers the entry fee for one 5K runner. Click here to sponsor a student runner.


If your local business is interested in sponsoring a group of student runners, please email Special Events Coordinator Quierra Trammel ( We pride ourselves on fully covering all student runner entry fees, and you can help us do so again this year! Special thanks to the sponsors that have gone the distance for our team in past years.


In partnership with Running for a Better Oakland (RBO), we have two exciting opportunities for Oakland students:


 Sponsored entry in the Oakland Running Festival 5K or Half Marathon.
All you need: student(s) who take part in a running club at your school (or who just love to run), and a coach, teacher, or other point of contact who can help us register your student(s) and be their running buddy on race day. Click here to apply by March 1.


 Free participation in Running for a Better Oakland’s Saturday practices. Visit the RBO website for more information and online enrollment for 5K training and Half Marathon training.