The 19th Annual MRC-MEF Run for Education, held on September 26, raised $75,500 for the Martinez Education Foundation (MEF). This year, 617 people participated in person, walking, and running through Downtown Martinez’s streets, and several participants completed the course virtually.

This is the single largest fundraiser for MEF. The contributions go directly to programs, technology, and supplies teachers can’t otherwise afford. MRC and MEF had to reinvent the Run last year because of the pandemic. This year we are excited to have been able to host a virtual event like we did last year and combine it with the traditional live in-person event said Jack Funk, MEF Board Member and Race Director.

The Martinez Refining Company (MRC) provides a sponsorship match of $20,000 and underwrites the event, allowing all the proceeds to go toward MEF’s teachers’ grant program.

We are excited to surpass one million dollars raised in our refinery’s signature community event. This Run is wonderful on so many levels because it celebrates our schools and raises money that goes right into classrooms said MRC Community Relations Manager, Ann Notarangelo.

The event was a great success thanks to MUSD students, MRC employees, community members, Martinez Police Department, Martinez Public Works and Martinez CERT.

Additional information about this event may be found here.