Running With Ed

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900 racers dressed in tutus and other matching costumes set off to run for a big cause Saturday. The race - Running with Ed - almost broke their record despite fewer competitors.  

Running with Ed, raised $280,000 this year - $30,000 past the goal they set and just $5,000 short of their record year in 2019. 

After taking a break in 2020 because of the pandemic, the race around Park City schools - which is hosted by the Park City Education Foundation - held their annual event Saturday. Instead of the usual 1,500 racers, there were only 900. 

On The Mountain Life, Lynn talks with Martin Briggs and Jennifer Billow of the Park City Education Foundation about their upcoming community-wide fundraiser on May 22. 

Running With Ed, is back this year. The annual event is the largest fundraiser for the organization, and is open to all community members. This year will look a little different, but the costumes, encouragement and community fun will remain. 

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Park City Education Foundation Executive Director Abby McNulty provides insight on the programs offered through the foundation. She also shares plans for the comeback of Running with Ed, which was cancelled due to Covid 19 in 2020. 

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COVID-19 restrictions have shut down many events along the Wasatch Back. The Park City Education Foundation’s popular – and most significant fundraiser – Running with Ed - was also cancelled this year.

However, as KPCW reports -- two Park City School District teachers aren’t letting that get in the way of logging their own miles for education.

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At a risk of losing hundreds of thousands of dollars, the Park City Education Foundation has canceled its annual fundraiser – Running with Ed, citing the importance of well-being and safety.

The 11th annual relay running event raises about $280,000 a year for Park City schools so the decision to cancel wasn’t an easy one says Jen Billow, The Foundation’s Associate Director of Marketing and Communication.

Billow says, it just made sense this year to cancel, rather than postpone…

The new Director of the Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation Pitt Grewe talks about his new job and what he hopes to bring to it. Park City Summit County Arts Council Executive Director Jocelyn Scudder has a follow up on Friday's meeting with arts organizations about how to move forward from being shut down.

An annual event that raises funds for Park City Education Foundation is returning this weekend. The Running with Ed relay race will take place throughout Park City on Saturday and will help fund a variety of programs including art in Park City elementary schools.

Director of the Park City Education Foundation Abby McNulty says that it’s not too late to be involved in the 10th annual Running with Ed.

Lace up your running shoes and get your costume, it’s time for Running With Ed on May 18. Christine Grenney,  Lila Grenney and Vince Heyd join us in the studio to talk about the 10th anniversary of this Park City Education Foundation fundraiser, what to expect if it’s your first time and why it’s one of the most fun days of the year in Park City. 

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The Park City Education Foundation celebrates 10 years of Running with Ed, a team relay race which circumnavigates the Park City School District. It’s also a fundraiser which the Ed Foundation has come to rely on, so it can continue to support enhanced educational programs in Park City’s public schools.

Early bird registration is open until the end of February. Runners can save $10 if they sign up by February 28th. Park City Education Associate Director Jennifer Billow says the event raises $250,000 for the organization.

Sean Beard and Summer Schlopy join the show to share the details for this year's "Running With Ed," the enormously popular community fundraiser for the Park City Education Foundation.

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KPCW joins Running With Ed, the annual race and fundraiser for the Park City Education Foundation, Saturday, May 21.

7 to 9AM - The KPCW Classifieds Show broadcasts LIVE from the start line of Running With Ed.

9 to 11AM - KPCW staffs the water station on the run up to the Olympic Park. We'll have music, fun and water (natch)

12:30 to 4PM - KPCW staffs a table at the Finish Line Party. Stop by, say hi and grab some swag!

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City School Board Member Nancy Garrison and Business Administrator Todd Hauber; Park City Manager Diane Foster and Assistant City Manager Matt Dias;
members of the Project for Deeper Understanding Charles Robinson, Mike Andrews and Daniel Patterson and Jen Billow and Sean Beard about Running with Ed.

Fun Friday - April 4, 2014

Apr 4, 2014

This show transitions from winter to spring. Maura Robbins and Sean Beard are in to get us excited about getting a team together for Park City Education Foundation's Running With Ed fundraiser. Spring also brings golf season. Christopher Johnson, Certified Personal Coach with GolfTec helps us "swing into spring". Then Jan Mitchell is here to cheer on the Youth Sports Alliance 'Team Park City' Olympic and Paralympic Homecoming Parade.

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The annual Running With Ed event, which raises funds for the Park City Education Foundation, is still a ways off on May 17. But the deadline to register your teams is Friday, April 11. Rick Brough has more.