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 Who We Are

Proceeds from the OktobeRun benefit programs funded by the Redwood City Education Foundation, which has been advancing and enriching education opportunities for RCSD students since 1983. Learn more about the RCEF.

We are a group of community volunteers with a passion for running and for improving the lives of Redwood City’s children. We represent the Redwood City Education Foundation; Redwood City School District; Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services; and individuals who are proud to live in what we think is the best city in the Bay Area.


Gabriel Swank – Race Director

Rick Hunter – Founder and Co-Director

Kim Freitas – Volunteer Coordinator

Jane Taylor – Packet Pickup

Doug Rappoport – Race Central Coordinator

Chris Beth – Parks, Recreation and Community Services Director

Erin Niemeyer – After School Sports and School Outreach

Tim Kreidler – School Program Coordinator

Jorge Castaneda – Race Logistics

Celerina Alejandre – Race Logistics

Mary Askins – Sponsorships, Marketing

Shannon Petrello – Sponsorships and Marketing

Jerry Pierce – Race Course

Paul Taylor – Race Course