The BCE Spirit Run is an annual community fundraising event in support of Burlingame Community for Education Foundation (BCE), supporting Burlingame TK-8th grade public schools. The event consists of a 5K & 10K walk/run beginning and ending at Burlingame Intermediate School, and meanders through the beautiful tree-lined streets of Ray Park and the Easton Addition. Following the race, there is a Health and Fitness Fun Fair at the finish line behind Franklin Elementary School, with lots of fun activities and free fitness demos! NEW this year, there will be a Kids Fun Run for ages 5 and under on the Franklin field.

This event is open to all! Be sure to tell your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and everyone you meet about our event. The more participation we get, the more money for our schools!



WHEN: Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 2017
TIME: 8:00 am
WHERE: Race starts at Burlingame Intermediate School (BIS) and finishes at Franklin Elementary School. Check out the Course map and directions

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6.45 am – Registration (Franklin Field)
7.45 am – Warm up
8.00 am – Race
9.00 am onwards- Fitness fun fair, pancakes, fitness demos, games and more!
10.00 am – Awards and prizes
10.30 am – NEW! Kids Fun Run, ages 5 and under




Before August 31st 
Adult (ages 14+)    $35
Child (ages 5-13)   $25
Child (under 5)      FREE*

After August 31st 
Adult  (ages 14+-)  $45
Child (ages 5-13)   $35
Child (under 5)      FREE*

NEW!  *Kids Fun Run (ages 5 and under$5 on Franklin Field at 10:30 am. Price includes kid’s goodie bag, medal, and pancakes.

PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT: Burlingame Community for Education Foundation


WHAT:  In order to enter the race, participants will need their run packet which includes a t-shirt and bib (run number).  Please make every effort to pick up packets on the below dates to avoid lines and delays on race day. 

WHERE: A Runners Mind
1111 Howard Avenue, Burlingame

WHEN: Saturday, Sept 2nd, 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday, Sept 3rd, 11 am – 3 pm

A Runner’s Mind will be giving 15% of sales made during Sat, September 2nd and Sun, September 3rd (pre-race weekend) straight back to our schools! So stock up on all your running gear including clothing, socks, and shoes and get ready for race Day! If we purchase $20,000 of gear during the weekend, A Runner’s Mind will donate an extra $1,000 bonus for a total of $4,000 to our kids’ schools!

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Burlingame Community for Education Foundation (BCE) and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (Mills- Peninsula Division) invite you to support the 6th Annual BCE Spirit Run. Over the past five years, the BCE Spirit Run has raised more than $255,000 for BCE and supporting the Burlingame School District.All proceeds will be used to help the Burlingame School District sustain and enhance an exceptional public education for all TK-8th grade students. Working together with parents, the school district, and community, BCE provides the district with financial resources to create a rich and inspiring education for our children beyond what is possible with public funds.


BCE seeks every family’s donation participation. Your tax deductible gift is valued and appreciated. Every dollar makes a positive impact on all TK-8 students.


Do you have a business you are interested in promoting. Or have a connection to a company who may be interested in sponsoring our event. Please let us know at business@bcefoundation.org. We have opportunities at various levels starting at $750.

Race Weekend Volunteers

Sign up to help with volunteer check-in, traffic management, kids games, awards assistance, and more.

Huge thank you to our generous Sponsors!







BCE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public benefit corporation

CONTACT INFORMATION: Please email spiritrun@bcefoundation.org with any questions or concerns regarding the event.

The BCE and BCE Spirit Run Team thank you for your support!