About the Race

The BC Race to Educate is a kids fun run and 5K run/walk that celebrates Saint Columbkille Partnership School. Just like in 2020, the 2021 race will be held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. #BCRTEvirtual

What is the BC Race to Educate?
The BC Race to Educate is a fundraiser to benefit Saint Columbkille Partnership School in Brighton, MA. Started by Coach Mike Cavanagh and the BC Hockey Team in 2011, it has grown dramatically. Runners, walkers, sponsors, families, BC athletes, musicians and alumni all come together to make a difference in the lives of the students at Saint Columbkille.

What is different this year?
The 2021 race will be a virtual event so you can participate safely in any location you choose. Leading up to race day, we ask runners/walkers to post training photos on social media with the hashtag #BCRTEvirtual.

What is our goal?
This year, our goal as a Saint Columbkille Partnership School community is to raise $150,000. The funds raised support programs and services ensuring that all students at STCPS receive a high-quality Catholic education.


What is Saint Columbkille Partnership School?
Saint Cols, as it is fondly referred, is a vibrant pre-K through Grade 8 Catholic school in Brighton, MA. In 2006, Saint Columbkille School, like so many urban Catholic schools, was slated for closure. With the support of Boston College and its Lynch School of Education and Human Development, as well as the continued commitment of Saint Columbkille Parish and the Archdiocese of Boston, Saint Columbkille School was saved. Fast forward to 2021, and we are a diverse school of about 400 students with 24 different languages spoken in the homes of our students.