Who won Saturday’s Race2Educate 5K? Our kids!

Vance High student Jordin Wright

Vance High student Jordin Wright celebrates receiving a $4,000 Race2Educate 5K Community Walk/Run Scholarship at the April 6 event.

April 6 was a great day for University City schools and scholars, thanks to the Race2Educate 5K and its many sponsors.

Nearly 900 adults and youth competed for pride and awards, but the day’s biggest winners were the nine Vance High students who received Race2Educate community scholarships totaling $40,000.

“It was inspiring to see our community show up in force to support our schools, the students, administrators and families,” said Rob Rogers, who birthed the annual event as a way to draw business and community support for University City public schools.

A total of 34 students have now received scholarships since Race2Educate began in 2013. (more…)

Help our kids win the Race2Educate 5K

Race2EducateWe can’t help but love the upcoming Race2Educate 5K on April 6 because it raises thousands of dollars each year for scholarships and support of University City public schools!

The event’s organizers need many sponsors, runners and volunteers to make this the best year yet. Won’t you help?

The sixth annual Race2Educate 5K will provide scholarships and critical resources to help students at University City area schools. Funds are used for strategic initiatives that encourage more favorable conditions for students to learn and be successful.

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Race2Educate gets the gold (and green!)

Race2Educate 2018University City’s annual 5K for our Kids was a big success again this year, reports Rob Rogers with University City Connect.

“It was an outpouring of support from our local community and an incredible expression of encouragement to our young students,” Rob said.

About 850 people took part in the 5K and Fun Run on April 14 at Nathaniel Alexander Elementary School in the Governors Village. Runners and community partnerships raised $43,000 to give to local schools.

“Of that amount, $35,000 was donated by our local community influence centers where 10 Vance High School students received college scholarship money of between $1,500 and $6,000 each,” Rob says.

Race2Educate is part of a nine-race series taking place this year in University City, under the umbrella name of the Healthy UCity Race Series. Learn more about both at healthyucity.org.

  • See the Race Results. Click here to see how everyone did.

Race2Educate needs you on April 14!

race2educateJoin the excitement this Saturday, April 14, as hundreds of kids and adults run for our schools in the Race2Educate 5K in University Research Park.

Last year’s event raised thousands of dollars for scholarships and $10,500 for direct help to University City Schools!

There’s still time to register to run the 5K or take part in the 1-mile walk. And everyone can come and cheer, too!

The race starts at 8 am at Nathaniel Alexander Elementary School, 7910 Neal Road.

CLICK for all the details.

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