Running with Ed is a relay run hosted in Park City, Utah that raises money for teachers, students, and schools within Park City. This event has been voted Park City’s favorite fundraiser for the last nine years, and this year made it clear that they have no intention of giving up their streak. Their 2023 race occurred on the 20th of May, and it was an absolute blast! PROBAR has been a long-term sponsor of this event, providing snacks for runners as they tackle each leg.
PROBAR was lucky enough to have our own team in the running this year and we were able to experience the awesome work of Park City’s students and teachers firsthand!
Our team split up the eight legs and ran through the beautiful scenery of Park City, making our pit stops and tradeoffs at the local schools.
PROBAR has been committed to this fundraiser for so long because we believe in building strong communities and know that education is an essential aspect of this goal. And we love to show our appreciation in the only way we know how: delicious and healthy food! So PROBAR stationed snack areas at every beginning/ending of the legs so the athletes could properly fuel up. The biggest hit of the event was our BOLT chews (cranberry-pomegranate, to be precise)!
So, what is Running with Ed all about?
This event serves as a crucial avenue for raising funds to enhance educational opportunities and empower students in Park City, making it an outstanding cause. By supporting this event, PROBAR has been able to see tangible differences in the lives of students and this fundraiser’s contribution to the overall betterment of the community.
The fundraiser directly benefits the education system by allocating funds to enriching programs, innovative teaching methods, and essential resources. These contributions play a vital role in bridging funding gaps and ensuring students receive a high-quality education that prepares them for future success.
Moreover, Running with Ed promotes health and wellness within the community. By encouraging physical activity and fostering a sense of camaraderie, this event creates a positive impact on participants' well-being while reinforcing the significance of an active lifestyle for students.
Furthermore, the event serves as a platform for community engagement and collaboration. It brings together students, parents, educators, and local businesses, fostering a commitment to education (and a shared love for crazy costumes). All participants are not only contributing to the fundraiser but also to strengthening the social fabric of Park City.
Who leads it?
The PCEF! Park City Education Foundation.
The Park City Education Foundation (PCEF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and enhancing education in Park City, Utah. Founded in 1986, the foundation strives to provide resources, programs, and initiatives that enrich the educational experience of students and promote academic success.
PCEF collaborates with the Park City School District, educators, parents, businesses, and the community to identify and address the evolving needs of students. The foundation focuses on several key areas, including academic programs, educator grants, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) initiatives, early childhood education, college and career readiness, and arts and music education.
Through fundraising events, community partnerships, and generous donations, PCEF raises funds to support these programs and initiatives. The foundation aims to bridge funding gaps, expand educational opportunities, and ensure that all students in Park City have access to a high-quality education.
PCEF's efforts have a significant impact on the local education system, fostering innovation, promoting equity, and empowering students to reach their full potential. By collaborating with stakeholders and leveraging community support, the Park City Education Foundation plays a crucial role in shaping the educational landscape of the area.
Wondering how you can get involved?
Getting involved with the Park City Education Foundation (PCEF) is a wonderful way to make a positive impact on education in Park City. Here are a few ways you can get involved:
- Volunteer: PCEF often seeks volunteers for various programs, events, and initiatives. You can offer your time and skills to assist with fundraising events, community outreach, mentoring programs, or other volunteer opportunities.
- Donate: PCEF relies on donations to fund their programs and initiatives. Consider making a financial contribution to support their efforts. You can make a one-time donation or set up recurring donations to provide ongoing support. Donations can be made online through their website, and they may also accept donations by check or other means.
- Attend Events: PCEF organizes events throughout the year to raise funds and build community support. Keep an eye out for their fundraisers, galas, or educational forums. Attend these events, purchase tickets, and invite friends and family to join.
- Spread the Word: Help increase awareness about PCEF and its mission. Share information about their programs, events, and initiatives through social media, community bulletin boards, or word-of-mouth.
- Explore Partnership Opportunities: If you represent a local business or organization, consider exploring partnership opportunities with PCEF. Collaborate on fundraising events, sponsor a program, or provide resources and expertise to support educational initiatives.
Remember to visit the Park City Education Foundation's website or contact them directly to learn more about specific opportunities for involvement and stay updated on their latest initiatives.