Count Down to the Race: 3 more practices

3/3 + 3/10 + 3/17! That's it!

Tick-tock on the clock!

March 8 is the Deadline!

Please confirm your participation in ORF18 and sign the waiver:

if you really don't want to sign up online, there is always the paper version at practice!

Note: you should receive an email this week to confirm we have received your signed waiver. If you don't get it, please sign-up as soon as possible or we won't have a race bib and shirt for you!

PARENTS running ORF18.....

Same Deadline: March 8!!!!!!

if you really don't want to sign up online, there is always the paper version at practice!

Rate went up a little but we still have the best rate!

if you Pay Cash or Check at practice, you get the lowest rate, ie $30 for 5K! 

NOTE: I have a few registration forms that did not come with a payment! Please make sure you find Nancy to pay your dues or you won't be registered for the race.



◊ Check-in: 8:30am to 8:50am - You have seen the line! Come early!

◊ 5K Practice: 9:00am to 10:15am-10:30am  - it depends on your speed.....

◊ Half Marathon Practice: 9:00am to 11:15am - it depends on your speed and the distance you'll run!

◊ Practice Location: next to the Camron-Stanford House, 1418 Lakeside Drive - Oakland

◊ 5K & Half Marathon RBO Enrollment: Closed!

Running Plan:  this Saturday, March 3rd, the goals are:

 ◊ K-2: Run More, Walk Less! 

We are keeping the same goal of running 2 miles around the block and playing lots of games before and after!  

◊ 3rd-5th Graders: Run More, Walk Less! Gain some speed!

We are keeping the same goal of running 2.5 miles to the Pergola and back. 

 ◊ 5K Middle School and High School Students: Chat Less, Run More, and Focus!

We are keeping the same goal of running 2.5 to 3 miles. Let's focus on having all the students run more and walk less!

◊ Half Marathon Students: 

if you ran 8 to 9 miles last week, you can take a break and run 6 miles this week. Lucky you!

If you did not run the 8 to 9 miles last week, let's set a goal together with your mentor at the beginning of practice, but it should be 6 to 7 miles.

◊ Reminders

Look for the marks on the trail to understand where to go, and where to turn!

Run with the Mentors. They are here to help you! Find a friendly blue or green shirt to cheer you up!

if you did not find the info you are looking for, please contact us...


FOR High School Students!

Get Community Service Hours  by helping at the Oakland Running Festival EXPO on Friday, March 23 from 4 to 8pm or on Saturday, March 24!

It's a great way to show us how much you enjoyed all the cool things you got to do with RBO this season!

Come with a friend and have fun helping with the  set-up and distribution of the race packets in the evening of Friday, March 23 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm and all day from 8:00am to 2:00pm or Noon to 6:00pm.

RBO will need help at the tent as well to distribute the race packets to our students so you can sign-up for these shifts too.


LMJS couple Relay

Many Thanks to all the RBO Runners who joined us at the race on Sunday morning. Congratulations to Paul and Alejandro for finishing 3rd overall and first in their age category, running the 2 laps around the lake in 38 minutes and 26 seconds! Jack and Charlotte finished first in their age group in 49 minutes! 

OIselle and the Bras for Girls program


We  still have Oiselle bras in all sizes. Please send a note by Thursday to reserve your size and we'll have it at the table on Saturday. Don't forget to ask the volunteers... 


How could you thank Oiselle Back?

Is not it inspiring to see the generosity of the Oiselle Team? Want to write a short or long note to tell them how much you love your new athletic bra or draw something if that's your talent? Please, don't be shy and bring it at the table at practice or send it by email! We'll make sure we forward it to Sally, Sarah, Alisha and Sheena.


Parents: we'd like to encourage you to join the Blue Team!

It's fun to run with your children or to watch them enjoy their time with us at the Lake. Please sign-up as a volunteer at the Tent and grab a blue shirt. Share your Oakland Pride Too and most of all, help us keep it safe for all our RBO students! Thank You!

Yoga at You & the Mat for Half Marathon Students

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Many thanks to the Studio "YOU and the Mat", 3966 PIEDMONT AVENUE, OAKLAND for reserving space on Wednesday afternoons for our students. A big thanks to Grace from being RBO instructor for these sessions.

Half Marathon Students are invited to run and yoga on Wednesdays. It's not easy to find a time that can accommodate everyone but the students who join are coming back and start feeling the benefits f the mid-week training. It's a start!

For more info.....


Please check the lost & found bins! We could open a store with everything you leave behind!