MPAEF Schoolhouse Rocks 5K Run & Festival, presented by Nelson Capital

Menlo Park, CA

Join 1,500+ parents, kids, teachers, students, neighbors, runners, and non-runners for the Schoolhouse Rocks 5k Run or 1 mile Fun Run. At 9 a.m. on Sunday May 22, 2022, our community will come together for fun and exercise, all in support of our MPCSD schools!  After the race, enjoy the Festival featuring bouncy houses, games, music, food trucks and tons of FUN!

Please note: Event is rain or shine. All attendees are asked to follow all current MPCSD masking guidelines for indoor and outdoor spaces on the date of the event while on the Hillview campus.

Race Fees & Registration Details:
Race fees are the same for the 5 K and 1 mile run.

Early registration: $40 per person. Deadline for early registration is midnight Saturday, April 16, 2022.

Late registration: $50 per person. Deadline for online registration is midnight Wednesday, May 18, 2022.

Register in-person at packet pick-up on Friday, May 20 or Saturday, May 21 at Fleet Feet in Menlo Park.

Please note:  There will be no race day registration.

New Race Course for 2022!
We are changing up the 5K race course (blue line on map) for our race reboot this Spring. Race will start at Hillview Middle School winding through the neighborhood along Hobart, Middle, Bay Laurel and then down Olive back to Hillview Middle School for the finish. The 1 mile route (red line on map) will be a shorter loop down Hobart and back along Olive.

Post Race Festival:
Come enjoy the FREE post-race festival on race day at Hillview Middle School!  Your family can enjoy bouncy houses, a climbing wall, outdoor games, food trucks, DJ, and more!

Packet Pick-Up:
Packet pick-up will be at Fleet Feet on 859 Santa Cruz Avenue on Friday, May 20 from 12-4 p.m. and Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

While you are there, receive 10% off your Fleet Feet purchase. A great way to stock-up on any last minute running gear!   Schoolhouse Rocks Run t-shirt sizes are available on a first come, first served basis. Come early to get the sizes you want!

If you are a Family Sponsor, your race packets (bibs, t-shirts, etc.) will be delivered to your home on the Friday afternoon prior to the event. No need to come to Fleet Feet.

Ready for race day?  Here's what to expect:
7:45 - 8:20 a.m. Arrive to Hillview. Limited bib/t-shirt pick-up will be available for pick-up the morning of the race.

8:30 a.m. Get Warmed Up! Join the DJ and school mascots for a pre-race warm-up.

8:50 a.m. Race Line-Up

9:00 a.m. 5K Run start

9:10 a.m. (est.) 1 mile Fun Run start

9:30 a.m. (est.) Post-Race Festival Opens.

10:00 a.m. Awards Ceremony.  Cheer on our fastest 5K racers at the Awards Ceremony!

Run Awards (Note: 5K Run Only):
Awards will be given to the top male and top female finishers, and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place male and female finishers in the following age groups: 6 and under, 7-8 years old, 9-11 years old, 12-14 years old, 15-17 years old and 18+ years old.

When & Where

May 22, 2022


9:00 AM

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