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Running with Ed 2024 Fundraiser Takes a Victory Lap

Running with Ed 2024: 

  • 1,000 Participants 
  • 125 Volunteers 
  • $340,000+ raised for PCEF programs, which impact every single PCSD student & educator! 

The 15th annual Running with Ed relay race surpassed the 2024 fundraising goal of $325,000 by $15,000!

Our Park City community has come together again to celebrate and support our students, educators, and schools in a vibrant, fun, beloved event. 

1,000 people walked, danced, jumped, and ran in Park City Education Foundation’s Running with Ed, a fundraiser that supports Park City's students, educators, and schools. Thanks to these participants, our donors, and the sponsors who partner with PCEF, our incredible community raised more than $340,000! 

100% of the money raised through RWE stays in classrooms throughout Park City schools. 

Top Running with Ed 2024 Fundraisers → 

Christine Grenney & 

PCSD 1st Grade Student Clarke A. ✴ 

The funds are allocated through educator-powered Classroom Grants, and will positively impact every single Park City student. In fact, this year's RWE money is already being put to work as teachers prepare for the upcoming school year!  

May 18 was a picture-perfect day. Temperatures in the 60s, costumes, joyous smiles, huge hugs, camaraderie and memories made. Even a little running thrown in. Thanks to the support of our community, the 15th annual Running with Ed relay race was a success in every way for the Park City Education Foundation: 1,000 runners, 125 volunteers, supportive sponsors and countless donors helped us reach our fundraising goal of $325,000 — and then go past it!

The foundation is delighted to beat the Running with Ed fundraising goal. But the event is about so much more than money. It’s a chance for people to come together to honor and celebrate our students, teachers and staff on a day filled with joy and happiness. And that is a goal we wish we could meet every day of the year.  

-Allison Zarkos, PCEF Board Member and Running with Ed committee member, in a letter to the Park Record.

In addition to Classroom Grants, which are funded by RWE, three elementary schools will receive THOUSANDS more from Park City Mountain Grants. Parley's Park, Trailside, and McPolin Elementary Schools won $5,000, $4,000, and $3,000, respectively, based on their high participation percentages. 

“Park City is the wealthiest micropolitan area in the country, so people always wonder why our schools don’t have the money they need,” said Jennifer Billow, PCEF’s Vice President of Advancement. ”It’s because Utah has the lowest per-pupil education funding in the entire nation. Plus, 96% of Park City’s state-collected education tax dollars leave town to even things up around the state."

Last year, PCEF donors provided more than 1.7 million dollars in funding for 8 Signature Initiatives

  1. Preschool
  2. Elementary Visual Arts (EVA)
  3. Afterschool
  4. Educator and Student Wellness
  5. Real World Learning
  6. Bright Futures
  7. Classroom and Express Grants
  8. Innovation Lab

"We can't put on an event of this caliber without our sponsors," Billow continued. "From our Presenting Sponsors – Vail Resorts Epic Promise/Park City Mountain and Event Network – to home-grown businesses like The Beau Collective, they provide the foundation for us to be able to put on this race. This year we had over 40 sponsors supporting the Running with Ed!"

PCEF's Facebook Page

2024 Running with Ed Awards photos

2024 Running with Ed Team photos

2024 Running with Ed Exchanges photos

2024 Running with Ed On Course photos 

Social Media  →  #RWE2024 

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Your Impact This Year

  • Students Reached


  • Invested in Our Schools


  • % Parents Giving 2022/23


  • Programs Funded


  • Ascent Fund
    Ascent Fund
  • Beard Charitable Foundation
    Beard Charitable Foundation
  • Byrne Family Foundation Trust
    Byrne Family Foundation Trust
  • Dan & Terese Heintzelman Family Foundation
    Dan & Terese Heintzelman Family Foundation
  • Garen Family Foundation
    Garen Family Foundation
  • Lewis Family Foundation
    Lewis Family Foundation

    Lewis Family Foundation

  • Kelsi and John Mellor
    Kelsi and John Mellor
  • Montage Deer Valley
    Montage Deer Valley
  • Park City Mountain Resort
    Park City Mountain Resort
  • Park City Municipal
    Park City Municipal
  • Parker Family Charitable Fund
    Parker Family Charitable Fund
  • Tatiana and Matthew Prince
    Tatiana and Matthew Prince
  • The Efrusy Family Foundation
    The Efrusy Family Foundation
  • United Way of SLC
    United Way of SLC
  • Zions Bank
    Zions Bank
  • Anonymous
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