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Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you for your support of our 4th Annual 5K Run for Great Schools and Fun Run!

Our 5K Run/Walk will begin promptly at 8:30 AM behind The Oaks Shopping Center, crossing over Interstate 280 on the Don Burnett Bridge and ending in The Oaks Shopping Center . . . for awards, raffle prizes, and more fun!

Our Kids Fun Run is an untimed event that is great for younger children. Located near The Oaks Shopping Center, the Kids Fun Run begins around 9:30 AM. All Fun Run participants will receive a special medal for their participation.

Registration Details

How do I register?
Where can I pick up my Bib packet?
Can I sign up on the day of the race?
Are there refunds?
Who benefits from the net proceeds of the race?

Race Details

Where does the race start?
Where can I get a course map?
What is the schedule for the morning?
Where can I park?
Will the race be timed?
Will there be awards?
Can parents run with their children in the Fun Run?
How does the raffle work?
What if it rains?

Safety/Medical

Are strollers allowed?
Can my dog run with me?
Can I ride my bike or use a scooter or skateboard?
Where can I find restrooms?
Will medical assistance be available?
Will there be drinking water on the course?

Registration Details

How do I register?

  • Register online
  • Register by August 10 to pick up your race shirt before the race (dates, times and location TBD).
  • Register August 11 to August 19 to pick up your race shirt the day of the race at registration. Registration fee is $40.
  • Register August 20 to the day of the race on August 25 – your race shirt will sent to your school or can be picked up at CEEF office (days and times TBD). Registration fee is $50.

Where can I pick up my Bib Packet?

• Dates, times and locations are TBD
• No additional check-in is required if you pick up your packet on Thursday or Friday before the race.

Can I sign up on the day of the race?

• Late registration is available on August 25th from 7 AM – 8 AM.
• Late registration fees are $50 for the 5K Run and $25 for the Kids Fun Run.

Race shirts for late registrations will not be available at the race. Race shirts for late registrations will be sent to your school or may be picked up at the CEEF office (days and times TBD).

Are there refunds?

No refunds are available for non-participation.

Who benefits from the net proceeds of the race?

The kids of the Cupertino Union School District (CUSD)! For more than 30 years CEEF has provided over $18 million in funding support for art, music, science, and technology programs in all 25 elementary and middle schools of CUSD. That’s 19,000+ students! Your participation and contribution is making a difference in the community. Thank you!

The proceeds from this year’s Run for Great Schools 5K/Fun Run will be used to STEAM education our schools! 

Race Details

Where does the race start?

• The “Run for Great Schools” 5K Run Start Line is located behind The Oaks Shopping Center, 10100 Mary Avenue, Cupertino, CA 95014.
• The Kids Fun Run is will start near the 5K Run Finish Line.
• If you are walking the course, please stay to the right to allow for runners to safely pass.
• Traffic may be present on all streets, so please be mindful of your surroundings and follow all directions of the 5K personnel.

Where can I get a course map?

Right here! 

What is the schedule for the morning?

7:00 AM Bib Packet Pick-Up Opens
8:30 AM 5K Run/Walk Begins
9:30 AM * Kids Fun Run Begins
10:00 AM * Awards Ceremony and Raffle Drawings
*Approximate start time

Where can I park?

• Memorial Park/Quinlan Center (limited): 10185 N Stelling Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014
• Senior Center Lot (Permit Parking Only): 21251 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014
• Abundant Life Assembly of God Lot (limited): 10100 N Stelling Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014
• De Anza College: permits for all of these lots are $3, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, CA 95014 Any vehicle without a permit parked at De Anza College will be issued a parking citation.
• Some additional parking may be found on the street near the Start Line.  DO NOT park in the Oaks Shopping Plaza near the start line as the parking spots in that plaza are needed for the businesses that are open that morning.  A security guard will be monitoring usage of the lot that day.

Will the 5K race be timed?

• Yes. A Runner’s Mind will time the race. Time chips are on each bib.
• Please keep the chip on your bib until after the race.
• You can either choose to keep or discard your bib after awards are presented.

Will there be awards?

Yes. Following the Kids Fun Run, awards for the 5K will be announced by category in parking lot on the back side of The Oaks Shopping Center. Awards will be distributed to the top three finishers in each race division:

Male: Ages 6 and under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Female: Ages 6 and under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Can parents run with their children in the Fun Run?

• Parents are encouraged to cheer on their runner(s) from the sidelines.
• Parents also are allowed to run with younger participants who may need extra encouragement.

How does the raffle work?

• All participants can be entered into the raffle for fun prizes by putting their bib tearoff into the Raffle Box at the CEEF table at the Finish Line. You must be present to win.

What if it rains?

The 5K Run for Great Schools and Fun Run will take place, rain or shine. Refunds will not be given if it rains on race day.

Safety/Medical

Are strollers allowed?

Yes. Feel free to bring the little ones and push them! Strollers will begin at the back. Please let faster runners/walkers pass you on the course.

Can my dog run with me?

For safety reasons, we do not allow dogs on the course.

Can I ride my bike or use a scooter or skateboard?

For safety reasons, these items are not allowed on the course.

Where can I find restrooms?

Porta-potties will be available in the back parking lot of The Oaks Shopping Center and at the far end of Memorial Park.

Will medical assistance be available?

Medical help will be available at the first aid station located at end of the course in back parking lot of The Oaks Shopping Center.

Will there be drinking water on the course?

Yes. A water station will be located at the entrance to Valley Church on Hollenbeck Avenue.  Participants will also have access to water at the finish line.