RBO Fall 2018 Program

starts on Saturday, September 1


Come run with us

for more info about the program, to check the calendar and enroll, follow these links:

and please note our **new** location for the fall,

near the Laney Children's Center

286 E 10th St, Oakland, CA 94606


To celebrate RBO start


to Oakland A's vs Seattle Mariners Game

on Saturday September 1 - 6:05pm

followed by a fireworks

I probably would have been another “couch potato” just sleeping around and doing nothing interesting with my life.
— Naomi - 2018 RBO Scholarship Recipient

Many Thanks

to all our

Beats for Sneaks Runners and Donors

55 5K runners and 65 10K runners

came to 

Rock to the Beat

Special thanks to

  • All of our partners who came to run and/or help: East Bay Beer Runners, Brothers on the Rise, LMJS, Pamakid, Oakland Track Club, Run with Clay, East Bay YMCA, Law Mamas, and of course RBO volunteers!

  • All of our sponsors who provided such great prizes for our raffle and the beer for the after-run party! CHECK THE LINE-UP OF SPONSORS here... 

  • Jessie for the great design of  the race bib


Thanks to all of you, RBO raised $5,800

All proceeds will go to purchase running shoes for RBO Youth for the 2018/2019 program


I pushed my boundaries by doing things other teenagers around me weren’t doing
— Andrea - 2018 RBO Scholarship Recipient

A quick snapshot of RBO Spring 18 season!

If you participated in the Spring 18 season, this will bring sweet memories. If you did not, you'll wish you had been there and we hope you'll join us for the Fall 2018 training and races.

There are kids here who never thought they could run a mile. … RBO has given my two kids a sense of accomplishment that they can do hard things. And they do it because we all do it together.
— Brittany Walker Pettigrew, RBO mom


Looking for volunteers 

By hosting 2 water stations at Oaktown, and providing a team of volunteers at Oaktown and Oakland Turkey Trot, RBO gets a very generous donation of free entries to both races for RBO Youth! Please come help us deliver our side of the bargain...

On Saturday, help at RBO Tent at Frank Ogawa Plaza -  On Sunday, help at RBO Water Station or at RBO Tent at Frank Ogawa Plaza! Can you join us to give a nice boost to RBO Fall 2018? 

I love how RBO, unlike many other running groups, has a warm, supportive, and encouraging atmosphere. It makes a difference when nobody is left behind, no matter how slow one is
— Julia - 2017 RBO Scholarship Recipient

Volunteers, are you looking for some buddies to run after work?

on Tuesdays.... Follow the East Bay Beer Runners to know where to find them

on Wednesdays.... Follow Transport Wednesday Night Runners to know where to find them

I remember being very scared for my first 5K. But as I did more 5Ks I realized they were pretty easy.
— Mason - 2017 RBO Scholarship Recipient

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RBO creates a great sense of community by bringing everyone together for running. Everyone is here rain or shine, and we all celebrate together when we finish
— Susan Fuentes, RBO mom & Volunteer



To build a tolerant, healthy and prosperous community by empowering students, parents and volunteers, creating new relationships, trust, and self-esteem through the discipline and rigors of a structured running program.


My son likes to exercise with his friends around, and my daughter is shy, but running with others opens her up. They love RBO
— Aida Benites, RBO mom & volunteer