Thank You For Helping!


Did You Know?

By registering for the Redondo St. Patrick’s Day 5K you are directly helping the students who attend Redondo Beach public schools. A portion of YOUR registration fee from this race and our 4th of July 5K goes to the Redondo Beach Educational Foundation as well as other local schools and running programs. To date, close to $200,000 has been donated from these races! Thank you for your generosity, we appreciate your support!

Meet The RBEF

“The Redondo Beach Educational Foundation was formed in 1991 by a group of concerned parents and community leaders. They realized that an excellent school system could not rely on state funding alone and set out on a mission to lift the level of education for all Redondo Beach students. With an all-volunteer staff, RBEF was able to increase annual funds raised each year. Poised to reach the million dollar mark in 2012, RBEF brought on its first staff member, Dr. Danielle Allphin, as a part-time Executive Director to assist the volunteer board and maximize the organization's growth and potential. In 2014 and in 2015, RBEF raised over a million dollars and is now assisted by its part-time Executive Director, Kristen Byard. RBEF continues to Raise the Tide with community-based fundraising that brings much-needed financial support to each Redondo Beach public school.

Our fundraising efforts have a deeper impact than many people realize. For the 2015-2016 school year, we will be giving approximately $850,000 to support the district in providing invaluable opportunities for students in science, music, arts, sports, math and college preparation. These funds will sustain programs that were implemented starting back in the 2011-12 school year, as well as for new programs for the changing curriculum, that continue to bring value to the educations of the Redondo Beach students. Children are born learners and thrive in an environment where they can connect with each other, their teachers, and their school communities and schools have the right resources for teaching and learning.” - excerpt from

Their Mission

“RBEF is rooted in the belief that the best opportunities come from creating the most well-rounded children, therefore providing the foundation and support for the whole child.

We are RBEF - the families of the children that will run the cities, the businesses, and the world one day and we are obligated and honored to provide them with the best, most creative, and well-rounded preparation and curriculum.

We are RBEF - the community surrounding our children and we know that when children are stronger, smarter, and reach for and achieve more, all of us do.

We are RBEF - the organization and we are here to provide critical support to our children so they can achieve all that we know they are capable of.


After all, while it may be our hopes we are trying to fulfill in our children, it is truly their dreams RBEF seeks to fulfill.” - excerpt from

You can offer additional financial support by visiting the RBEF here.


Online registration closes March 9th at midnight. You will still be able to register in person at the Village Runner in Redondo Beach on March 11th and race morning on March 12th. We offer something for everyone - you can walk, run or have your little ones participate in the Chase Stecyk Leprechaun Dash For Gold.


  • 5K Run/Walk $40

  • Kids Dash $30

(fees are non-refundable)


  1. Online here.

  2. In-store at Village Runner, Redondo Beach and Village Runner, Manhattan Beach

  3. Download the 2017 entry form here and return to either Village Runner location by mail or you may drop it off in-person.


Gather up your friends, your family and get your little leprechauns in on the merriment too! We'll have a Costume Contest before the race at 7:30 a.m. and enter to win Village Runner gift certificates!

  • 1st place - $100

  • 2nd place - $75

  • 3rd place - $50


  • Late Registration - 6:30 a.m. on 3.12.17

  • 5K Run/Walk - 8 a.m.

  • Kids Dash - 9:30 a.m.

  • Packet Pick-Up - 12:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., 3.11.17 at Village Runner, Redondo Beach

  • Awards Ceremony for the overall top 3 Male & Female winners

  • Day of Event Expo with food, drinks & live entertainment

  • After party at Rock & Brews, Redondo Beach

Image Credit: RBEF

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