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Locals and visitors swarmed Park City roads and trails in support of local students Saturday.

It was a party at Trailside Elementary School, where runners were greeted with live jazz for Running With Ed. Atmospheres were also upbeat at all the racer exchange sites, including five other Park City schools, Utah Olympic Park and Basin Recreation Fieldhouse.

Link to Park Record's photo gallery of #RWE2022.

PARK CITY, Utah — 1,200 runners participated in the Park City Education Foundation’s (PCEF) 13th annual Running With Ed. (RWE) relay race on Saturday. They ran relays among the Park City School District’s four elementary schools, middle school, junior high, and high school while starting and ending the race at the Basin Rec Fieldhouse.

PARK CITY, Utah. – Stio has been Running with Ed (RWE) for three years since it opened the 556 Main Street storefront. Hoping to connect with the Park City community prior to opening its doors, Stio found RWE. This year’s relay race fundraiser event is May 21. Proceeds go to Park City teachers, schools, and students.

It’s going to be a chilly start, but the race must go on. The annual fundraising race called Running With Ed happens Saturday.

Running with Ed is coming up this Saturday, May 21, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. This is the fundraiser’s thirteenth year.

Running with Ed is a fundraiser for Park City Education Foundation, in which teams of eight or less compete in a 26.4-mile relay race to raise money for Park City schools, students, and teachers.

Every May, the Park City Education Foundation shines a light on the work of educators in the city’s public schools. This year the Excellent Educator Award Program expanded to not only honor one teacher from each school, but to honor every Park City School District educator with banners on Main Street and pizza and beer socials on Fridays at Versante.

Along with announcing the full-fledged return of the Running With Ed fundraiser (see accompanying story), the Park City Education Foundation is ready to announce the 2022 Excellent Educator Awards.

The winners are as follows:

Running With Ed, Park City Education Foundation’s biggest fundraiser of the season, is back in full force after having to navigate the past two years of pandemic insecurity.

Park City Education Foundation’s favorite events are about to spring up, with teachers as the theme: Running with Ed, Classroom Grant decisions, and this year, an even better celebration of PCSD educators: The Excellent Educator Award Program, Funded by the Louis and Doilney Families.

On May 21, 2022, you can join hundreds of runners (mostly teams, but a number of solo runners will go for that 26.4 mile distance!) as they explore Park City in a way that is otherwise impossible...

PARK CITY, Utah — The Park City Education Foundation has continued to see positive results in carrying out their Computational Thinking Program Pilot at Ecker Hill Middle School as a part of their STEM (Science. Technology. Engineering. Math.) learning strategy.

A PCEF Express Grant funded the prizes for the Claw Machine, which is an innovative positive behavior project. Students built the entire machine themselves. When they demonstrate great behavior, they get tokens to play it!

PARK CITY, Utah — As the largest of its three annual fundraisers, the Park City Education Foundation (PCEF) begins its one-month countdown to Running With Ed. (RWE) on Wednesday for May 21, race day.

PCEF donors fund programming to inspire all students to reach their academic and lifelong potential!

PCEF matched a donor with PCHS's Dance Program - here's a look at how they've used that support!

The Park City School District newsletter highlights the Theater program, which is supported in part by PCEF donors!

The Park City Student Service Award application for 2022 can be found here!

Running with Ed has been voted "Park City's Favorite Fundraiser and Sporting Event" for the last 8 years; what is RWE - and how can you participate? #RWE2022

Parkites can list plenty of reasons to disagree with each other. But a recent fundraiser proves that, as a community, ensuring a quality education for children is something residents overwhelmingly agree to support.

"...What is on your to-do list? To get eager, motivated young people working on your project, fill out a request form at During your semester-long involvement, you’ll offer coaching and project guidance... The beauty of working with young people is while we think we’re inspiring them, they wind up inspiring us."

Participation numbers were through the roof for PCEF's 2021 Beat the Call fundraising campaign for 2021!

What is PCEF's Beat the Call?

Beat The Call is a play on words meaning make a donation during the two-week fundraising campaign before receiving a phone call from a representative of the Park City Education Foundation (PCEF).

"Parkites should applaud the Education Foundation for its belief that every capable student has what it takes to earn a college diploma, no matter the obstacles in front of them — and for its ability, through Bright Futures, to deliver that message to students in Park City who need to hear it."

On May 27th, Park City Municipal passed a resolution recognizing the Park City School District, teachers and students. PCEF provided a statement of support from our Executive Director, Abby McNulty.

Park City Television has put together this great RWE 2021 video recap! Check it out!

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.

The Park City Education Foundation is using banners to recognize educators during this year's Excellent Educator Awards. The Main Street banners list the names of all 680 Park City School District employees.

Normally reserved for major international events like film festivals or world championships, the coveted Main St. banner spots are currently occupied by the names of Park City School District teachers.

Park City High School alumni teach us a little bit more about what they learned during their time in PC

PARK CITY, Utah. – Last week, Park City Education Foundation (PCEF) hosted six Park City High School alumni and college graduates in a virtual Scholar Circle event, ‘Beyond College Graduation: PCHS Alumni Showcase.’ Young alumni and graduates talked about their unique work experiences and how their time in Park City prepared them for collegiate success, the unexpected, and fulfilling careers beyond the norm.

Running with Ed is a fun race with a serious purpose.

One month 'til Running with Ed!

The Park City Schoo District writes about the real-world project-based learning offered to juniors and seniors at PCCAPS.

We know our kids are the future of our community, and the schools, teachers and programs that support Park City’s youth are the lifeblood that helps nurture their growth and success.

Running with Ed 2021 is on! Learn what you need to know to prepare for the race with PCEF's Jennifer Billow who discusses what the race is, why we do it, how the race will be different this year, and where the money goes. Jennifer is joined by Martin Briggs who is a teacher and long-time participant. Martin mentions why he participates, why teachers love it, and how meaningful it is to have community support.

Running With Ed is on.

After the Park City Education Foundation canceled its annual relay-race fundraiser last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the nonprofit is bringing it back this spring with some new guidelines.

SOS Outreach works with PCEF Bright Futures to offer kids a powerful opportunity to thrive through outdoor experiences that might be out of reach to their families.

Bright Futures, a Park City Education Foundation program, invests in students like high school junior Jessica Hinojos to help them take college preparation into their own hands.

PCSD 8th-12th graders learn avalanche safety, thanks to a grant from PCEF

Mark your calendars – Running with Ed will fill city streets with silliness and energy this spring on May 22.

Your Impact This Year

  • Students Reached


  • Invested in Our Schools


  • Parent Participation 2020/21


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  • John C Kish Foundation
    John C Kish Foundation
  • Montage Deer Valley
    Montage Deer Valley
  • Park City Community Foundation
    Park City Community Foundation
  • Park City Mountain Resort
    Park City Mountain Resort
  • Vail Epic Promise
    Vail Epic Promise
  • Park City Municipal
    Park City Municipal
  • United Way of SLC
    United Way of SLC
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