Over the past eight years, one of the REACH Foundation's favorite traditions is bringing the Placentia-Yorba Linda community together for the ShamRock 'n Run 5K & 2K Fun Run. Thousands of families participated in this festive, fun community event while raising funds to support enrichment programs and events for our students. We had a successful virtual run in October 2020; however, due to the Orange Country Health Department's guidelines, the 2021 ShamRock 'n Run will be postponed until further notice. We may be back in the fall of 2021 or spring of 2022. We will keep you posted!
If you are a ShamRock 'n Run 5K or 2K registered runner and did not pick up your T-shirt and would like to, please contact us using the link below.
You can Run, Jog or Walk the 3.1 miles in the 5K. Medals are given for 1st. 2nd & 3rd place in 15 age divisions - Male & Female. Plus an Overall Male and Overall Female top medal. Times and winners will be posted here after 10-16-2020. Medals will be mailed out to the winners.
The 2K ( just a smidge over 1 mile) is fun for all ages - Walk, run, or jog !
Proceeds benefit the Middle School Track Meet, and more REACH Foundation programs each year! You make a difference in the success of all our Placentia- Yorba Linda school district students. Our Virtual Run will pledge an additional donation to support Technology in our Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified District schools.
Congratulations to George Key Elementary School for winning our School Participation Contest by getting the highest percentage of ShamRock 'n Run registrations based on their school's population. George Key School will receive $1,000.00 for materials and supplies through PYLUSD.
Through the REACH Foundation, PYLUSD schools will receive $3,985 from the $5 designated registration donation. Additional donations from our ShamRock 'n Run EXPO partners will go towards supporting Technology In the Classrooms in 2020-21. The tentative 2021 Middle School Track Meet will receive funding through the ShamRock 'n Run and the Foundation will continue to support Arts, Academics and Athletics/Healthy Lifestyles in 2020-2021.
We congratulate the following schools that had the most registered runners in their category. A ShamRock 'n Run Trophy will be on display at their campus for the year!
Elementary - Travis Ranch
Small Elementary - George Key
Middle School - Bernardo Yorba
High School - Esperanza
In an On Demand virtual run YOU make your own course! It's easy to log onto the Charge Running app look for the On Demand --->Virtual Races ---> ShamRock 'n Run 5K or 2K and race together! The Charge Running app brings in a LIVE feed from race day with a a LIVE running coach and DJ throughout the run, a real time leader board keeps you on track and ranked, an awesome playlist to keep you pumped up, a chat box for messages of support and selfies, plus gift card drawings for registered runners! It is the feel of live racing, with the social distancing we currently need.
Joining in an On Demand virtual run you can simply walk outside your front door and run or walk in your neighborhood. Or pick a local public park to mix it up a bit. You can even run/walk your 5K or 2K on a treadmill or by walking in your own backyard. All you need is a Smartphone or Apple Watch, headphones, running/walking shoes and a great attitude..You choose what works best for YOU!
Most apps only track your distance, or play pre-recorded audio that’s supposed to “motivate” you. Charge Running goes light years beyond that by letting you run with others from our community, while also providing you with a LIVE remote trainer to help you run smarter, faster, and give you that extra push! The Certified Coach tracks your metrics in real time, and leads you through effort based running classes. Just grab your Smart Phone and a pair of headphones, and you’re ready to go! The Charge Running app is free during our run period of Oct. 1 -14, 2020. The link will be provided to all registered runners on Oct. 1st. via email.
No worries, the Virtual ShamRock ‘n Run will stay open on Charge Running app until October 14, 2020 giving you the flexibility to choose your date and time for the 5K or 2K. Simply log in to the Charge Running App. Click On Demand ---> Virtual Races---> and look up the ShamRock ‘n Run. Pick the run you are registered for 5K or 2K and Start! When you have the Charge Running app on your Smart Phone you log in on the day and time that works for you and your run/walk will be registered and your 5K run time recorded.