12th Annual BC Race to Educate Raises More Than $160,000

The 12th annual BC Race to Educate included almost 1,000 participants for the kids fun runs and the 5K race on the Boston College campus. The event raised more than $160,000 to support programs and services ensuring that all students at Saint Columbkille receive a high-quality Catholic education.
The event included a welcome from Head of School Jennifer Kowieski, presenting of the colors by the Boston College ROTC, a performance by the Boston College Pep Band, as well as the national anthem sung by BC Bring It To the Heights winner Stencia Bastien '23. Baldwin the Eagle helped pump up the runners and the spectators. Volunteer athletes from BC's football, track and cheer teams assisted on the race course and at the finish line. Additionally, runners from local area high schools participated, including Saint Joseph Prep, Cristo Rey Boston, Cathedral High School, Fontbonne, Mount Alvernia and Newton Country Day.
We could not have done the race without the help of our amazing community - families, students, teachers and sponsors. THANK YOU!
Here are a few race statistics:
  • 949 race participants
  • Participants ages ranged from 1 to 82
  • 171 fundraising teams
  • 96 teams raised $250 or more
  • 17 teams raised more than $1,000
  • 775 donations
  • $182 average donation
  • 485 donations between $10 and $100
To watch the start of the 5K race from above, enjoy a video of drone footage from STCPS parent Julio Aguilar:
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Thank you to this year's sponsors for supporting the race and Saint Cols. A full list is included below.