Richmond Promise 5K Fun Run and Ferry Fest set for this Saturday

Richmond Promise 5K Fun Run and Ferry Fest set for this Saturday
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The Richmond Promise’s inaugural “5K Fun Run” is scheduled for Sat., June 11 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Craneway Pavilion, and will coincide with the first-ever Richmond Ferry Fest, which occurs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the same area.

Ferry Fest

San Francisco Bay Ferry is inviting all community members to a “day of family fun, delicious food and exciting activities” at the Richmond Ferry Terminal next to the Craneway Pavilion on Saturday. Attendance is free and all are welcome. The outdoor festival will include free ferry rides around the bay, food trucks, local vendors, live music, raffles and giveaways. Plus, Bike Eastbay will host a Bike Rodeo – ‘bring your own bike’ safety class free for kids. 

“Ferry Fest is sponsored by the Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA), the regional public agency that operates San Francisco Bay Ferry, in partnership with the Craneway Pavilion, Richmond Promise and Columbia Sportswear,” organizers said.

5K Fun Run

The 5K Fun Run will begin and end at Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way South, and will span the beautiful bayside harbor route in Richmond’s Marina Bay neighborhood. The run is being held by the Richmond Promise, an organization that aims to build a college graduating culture in Richmond via scholarships and guidance available to all Richmond and North Richmond students. The program was made possible through Chevron Richmond’s commitment to invest $35 million over a ten year period to fund post-secondary education for Richmond students. There are currently nearly 2,000 active scholars, according to the Promise’s website

To register for the 5K Fun Run, click here (where gift purchases can also be made for scholars, with the special race code emailed to Catherine Collins at [email protected]). 

For more info about the Richmond Ferry Fest, click here. Learn more about the work of the Richmond Promise on its website

Kathy Chouteau contributed to this report

Richmond Promise 5K Fun Run and Ferry Fest set for this Saturday