The Goleta Education Foundation (GEF) extends a heartfelt “Thank you!” to all of the race participants and supporters of the 2016 Lemon Run 10K, 5K, and 1K races at Goleta Beach Park. The event was a wonderful start to Goleta’s Lemon Festival. The elite runners were a thrill to see and the enthusiastic support for Goleta elementary education and the GEF among all who participated was truly uplifting. Special thanks to our local vendors Anna’s Bakery and Wahoo’s Fish Tacos for the great food after the races, and to the many volunteers and sponsors, including COAST, which provided the “blender bike”; the Looker Foundation, which sponsored and organized the wonderful art activities; the face painting and massage table volunteers; and everyone who helped in countless other ways. And don’t forget to mark your calendars now for the 2017 Lemon Run, which will take place on Sunday, September 10!

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It is our mission, to engage students, educators, families, and community members to support, enhance, and celebrate excellent education in our elementary schools in the Goleta Union School District. We are so happy and grateful you came and joined us. See you next year!