NCE Run Fun/Walk: Join Me on the Embarcadero!

January 09, 2024

I interrupt our regularly scheduled policy content for this fun fitness opportunity at NCE: 

Over the past years, many superintendents have joined me—an avid runner who tries to run as much, though not as fast, as she talks—for a run or workout when we convene for NCE and our summer advocacy conference. We have worked out with the free fitness community November Project in a handful of cities and we have convened our own officially unofficial fun runs in a handful of cities.

We leveled up in 2023, with our first BIG run, an opportunity to partner with an outside group to have a planned route with race support. We were very pleased to have nearly 180 people register and close to 100 participate in last year’s 5k fun run/walk. 

This year we are aiming for even more fitness fun. We have outside sponsors supporting our effort (Thank you, Age of Learning and Johnson Controls!) which allowed us to build out the event even more. We have bibs and shirts and were able to open registration for the fun run when NCE registration opened. (Last year we only had about three weeks to push the event out, and it was not part of the broader NCE outreach).

The 5k Fun Run/Walk is for all shapes, sizes, and speeds. Throw on your shoes and grab a friend, because it really is 'the more, the merrier.' The fun run starts at 6 am on Thursday February 15; we start behind the Marriott Marquis and the run/walk route takes you along the San Diego Embarcadero. 

Want to join us? Sign up today by logging back into the NCE registration page and adding your race registration. There will be limited on-site registration day, but we can’t guarantee shirts, so just do it today! (Sign up by January 15 to ensure your shirt size; anything after that, your shirt/size will be first come/first serve).

I look forward to seeing you on the course and at conference!