JOIN THE CROWD of 10,000 runners, who will be racing

the streets of Oakland on Sunday, March 25, 2018

  • All ORF18 Runners are welcome to register through RBO - Friends of RBO, please register for ORF18 from RBO website - this is part of our Spring Fundraising Campaign and it will bring financial support to RBO race registrations.

Running for a Better Oakland welcomes: 

  • all K-12 students ready to train for ORF18 5K around Lake Merrrit.

  • Volunteers of all ages willing to share their passion of running with RBO Students 

  • High School Volunteers interested in mentoring K-5 students to run the 5K

Running Shoes for RBO students!

Could you use a good pair of shoes to run? Thanks to our great team of volunteers fundraising and picking the shoes, RBO has shoes for students in need....


*******   A special thank to Howard and Emily for making it happen!   *******

****  And  to Road Runner Sports in Berkeley, Meb Foundation and Asics  for their donations ****   



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.