GEF Lemon Run (10k, 5k and 1k)

COST: [$10-35]
Organizer: Bethany Sutherland
Posted by:Aaron Roessler

The Lemon Run Returns Sept 17: Celebrating elementary education in the Goodland with the Goleta Education Foundation

Join the Goleta Education Foundation (GEF) for the return of its annual Lemon Run to be held once again at Goleta Beach Park on Sunday, September 17. Beginning at 8:00 am with the 10K Grand Prix, followed by the 5K Jr. Grand Prix at 9:15 am and the 1K Fun Run at 10:15 am, the Lemon Run is a community event for all ages and abilities. With prizes from local businesses, art for all ages, food from local farms and businesses, you definitely want to lace up your shoes for this Goodland tradition.

The Goleta Education Foundation (GEF) helps all nine elementary schools in the Goleta Union School District (GUSD) by providing auxiliary funding to help ensure equity in education. GEF’s Educator Grants for Innovation and Professional Development puts money put directly into the hands of GUSD educators to help them better teach all levels and kinds of learners and promote innovation. 

Youth Scholarships for the Lemon Run are available for elementary-age children. Please contact us at to register your child for FREE, or come by Deckers Brand Showcase, located at 6601 Hollister Avenue, on Saturday, September 16, 2023 from 11 am until 2 pm.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to have fun, see friends and make new ones, and support the Goleta Education Foundation and the children and families of the Goleta Union School District at Lemon Run 2023!

For more information and to register, go to Please note that parking at Goleta Beach is limited this year so please plan accordingly. We will have overflow parking and paid parking is available at UCSB. 

The Goleta Education Foundation engages the community to invest in and enhance an excellent educational experience for all students attending schools in the Goleta Union School District. The Goleta Education Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization. To learn more or make a tax-deductible donation, please visit

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