While we will not be able to host the Pleasanton Run for Education in person on April 19th, we are happy to announce that we have a new plan in place. As family, friends and neighbors adjust to our changing world, Pleasanton Partnerships in Education Foundation (PPIE) believes we have a great opportunity for community building and support. We are transforming our annual Run for Education into a VIRTUAL RACE with an added Back-to-School gathering to celebrate our community in August. We hope you’re as excited as we are about these new community activities!
- PPIE's Virtual Race 2020 - Let's band together as a community, get some exercise and support our schools. PPIE's Virtual Race 2020 takes place where you are and when you want, anytime between April 1 and April 19, 2020. And you don’t have to run anywhere if that’s not your thing! Walking, biking, swimming, yoga, dance party . . . you choose the activity you want to partake in and track your fitness using a mobile app. Our goal is to collectively run/walk/dance/jump, etc. for 7,750 miles, which is the distance of a community grand circle tour from Pleasanton to Orlando up to New York back across the country to Seattle and back home again! The easy-to-use app will enable you to create family or group teams, update your miles (via running, dance steps, etc.) and upload photos. It’s simple and we'd love for you to encourage your friends and family to participate virtually along with you. Registrants can participate outdoors, but will need to keep “Social Distancing Requirements” in mind by maintaining at least a six-foot social distance from other individuals. Sharing photos on social media - #PPIERace2020 - will make this tons of fun for everyone and help you recruit friends and family to participate!
- Back-to-School Event - As part of your registration, we will also host a fun Back-to-School event in August - with food, fun activities, an award ceremony for our Virtual Race participants, and a chance to pick up your medal and run shirts! We will send date and details separately.
Because we do not want cost to be a barrier for participation, the entry fee for PPIE's Virtual Race 2020 is very low - only $10 for the Virtual Race or $20 for the Virtual Race + Run Shirt. BOTH levels also include a Pleasanton Run for Education medal and entry to the Back-to-School Event in August. We recognize the financial uncertainty families are facing right now. We do not want financial stress to prohibit you from participation, so if you find yourself unable to contribute, please reach out to email@example.com and we will make sure you have access to the Virtual Race app regardless of ability to donate.
Although the focus of this event is no longer fundraising — it's "friend"raising — we greatly appreciate any additional donations at the time of registration. By donating to PPIE's Virtual Race 2020, you are supporting key staff and programs to benefit our 15 public schools, 15,000 students and 9,400 school families! A big thank you to the many Pleasanton Run for Education sponsors who chose to stick with us as we transition from our traditional in person event to PPIE's Virtual Race 2020. We especially appreciate the support of our top sponsors, Veeva Systems and Bay Club.
PPIE's Virtual Race 2020 campaign is currently in development stages. We anticipate being able to send out instructions on how to register very soon. Stay tuned!