School May Be Out, But RCEF Work Goes On!

School is out for most of us, but here at the RCEF, we continue to work for our Redwood City Students, planning 2 great events for the fall.

Summer vacation is a great time to kick back and relax, but here at the Redwood City Education Foundation, we’re resting with only one eye closed. The
other eye is looking at the fall calendar, when school starts back and we have
two great events planned for Redwood City.

First up on October 6, 2012, is PortFest at the Port of Redwood City. , last year’s event won an award from the American
Association of Port Authorities for the size of the festival and the variety of
events for all ages. The RCEF is proud to partner with the Port in putting on
this day-long celebration of Redwood City’s own deep water port. The Port has
long been a partner in education with the RCEF, and in 2011 received our
Investors Award in appreciation of its support of our District’s 9,200
kindergarten through 8th grade students.

In addition to giving our community a memorable day in a scenic location, with fun activities, great food, and live entertainment, PortFest also highlights the
role of the Port in our area, as an economic engine and a recreation jewel,
contributing both revenue to the city and public access to the Bay, including
walkways, boat launch facilities, and a fishing pier.

Last year’s PortFest saw several thousand visitors come and discover the wonders of the Port, and PortFest, while enjoying a beautiful day on the water front. This
year’s event promises to be even better, with more water-based activities, like
harbor and bay tours, an appetizing selection of local food trucks for hungry
guests, and shuttle bus service from the Sequoia CalTrain station.

And it’s all free. There is no better way to spend a sunny fall Saturday in Redwood City!

No better way, that is, unless you are a runner and want to test yourself in a
half marathon that runs through our historic down town and then along beautiful
San Francisco Bay.

Our second fall event is , on October 13, 2013. This half marathon and 5k race was inaugurated in 2011 and met with huge success, both as a great run and a fund raiser for the RCEF. Registration opens soon. The website with all the information you’ll need to know is already up and running at www.oktoberun.com.

We’ll be featuring OktobeRun in an upcoming Patch post, so please stay tuned!


PortFest is currently taking applications from food vendors, arts & crafters, and
community groups who would like to have a booth at the event. Spaces are
limited, but still available. We are still also accepting sponsorships. You can
go to: www.rwcportfest.org for more information about opportunities. All
proceeds from PortFest benefit music programs for our Redwood City School
District students.

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