Families with kids of all ages participate in the Lemon Run in 2022.
Families with kids of all ages participate in the Lemon Run in 2022. Credit: Courtesy photo

Community members are invited to join the Goleta Education Foundation (GEF) for its annual Lemon Run, Sunday, Sept. 17 at Goleta Beach Park.

The event starts at 8 a.m. with the 10K Grand Prix, followed by the 5K Jr. Grand Prix at 9:15 a.m. and the 1K Fun Run at 10:15 a.m.

The Lemon Run is open to people of all ages and abilities, with prizes from local businesses, art for all, and food from local farms and businesses.

GEF assists all nine elementary schools in the Goleta Union School District (GUSD) by providing auxiliary funding to help ensure equity in education.

GEF’s Educator Grants for Innovation and Professional Development puts money directly into the hands of GUSD educators to help them better teach all levels and types of learners, and promote innovation.

Youth Scholarships for the Lemon Run are available for elementary-age children. Email info@goletaed.org to register children for free, or come by Deckers Brand Showcase, 6601 Hollister Ave., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16.

For more information and to register, visit https://goletaeducationfoundation.org/goleta-lemon-run/.

Parking at Goleta Beach is limited; overflow parking and paid parking are available at UCSB.

To learn more or make a tax-deductible donation, visit www.goletaeducationfoundation.org.