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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Annual RBO Fundraiser

Support RBO at our annual fundraiser!

Join us at The Terrace Room, overlooking Lake Merrit… RBO stomping grounds!

Date: Wednesday, November 19
Time: 5:30 - 8:00 PM
What: Drinks, hors d'ouevres, auction and guest speakers!

Stay tuned for information to purchase tickets.

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Upcoming Events

10:00 am Run the Let’s Go 510 with RBO! @ Golden Gate Fields
Run the Let’s Go 510 with RBO! @ Golden Gate Fields
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Run the Let's Go 510 with RBO! @ Golden Gate Fields | Berkeley | California | United States
Join RBO participants of the inaugural fall season as they race the 5K and 10K distances at the Let’s Go 510! When you register, [...]

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Program Partners

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