Running for a Better Oakland (RBO) youth are enrolled on a sliding scale and scholarships are available to all who apply. Participants receive technical t-shirts, water bottles, and race entries to the Oakland Running Festival. RBO also provides healthy snacks, experienced running mentorship, and professional coaching.

We rely on the generosity of the community, our program partners, and friends like you to make this program a success. Thank you!

Running for a Better Oakland is a 501c(3) non-profit designated status from the IRS. Your monetary donation is tax-deductible as allowed by law. Our tax exemption number is #27-3509778.

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Congratulations to all of the 2014 spring RBO participants who completed the 5K, marathon-relay and half-marathon distances at The Oakland Running Festival!

You showed dedication, heart and strength to accomplish your goals.

We are very proud of you!

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Program Partners

  • Judith Levin & Barry Epstein Trust and Bob & Barbara Frick Trust