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On your mark,
get set,
We'll see you
September 17, 2023
at Washington Park!
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In September, ASF partners with HF Sinclair and races into the school year at the annual Fueling Education Fun Run.

HF Sinclair puts on this amazing event which brings our community together and helps raise close to $60,000 a year to support Anacortes students.

In previous years, funds raised supported COVID Relief Grants (2020), mental health supports for Anacortes students (2021), STEM enrichment and CTE programming (2022) and STEM College Scholarships.

This year's Fueling Education Fun Run will raise money to fund the important 3rd Grade Swim Program. Facilitated through all three elementary schools, this program allows all 3rd grade students the opportunity to receive instruction in water safety and learn basic swimming skills. More than a recreational skill, swimming is a lifelong skill that can save lives. Drowning is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. for children under 14 and, in Washington, the drowning rate is higher than the national average. Studies show that teaching 10-year-olds (the average age of a third grader), is an ideal time for kids to learn basic water safety. Additionally, this program helps kids who may not have access to a pool or whose families can't afford swimming lessons. ASF and HF Sinclair are proud to partner with the Anacortes School District to make this program possible.

NEW for 2023: Due to overwhelming popularity and limitations on parking, this year's race is limited to 500 registrants maximum and there will be NO race day sign-ups available. The virtual option will remain open through race day.

We'd love to see your race day pictures! Email them to asf4kids@gmail.com or share them on social media with the privacy set to public and use the hashtag #DINOFunRun2023 to join in on the fun!


We can't do this without you!

We would love to have YOUR HELP at this year's event and there are plenty of ways you can participate!
Make a Donation
Help support our event with a financial donation.
Be a Sponsor
Support education while promoting your business. Fill out the Sponsor Form and contact marta@asfkids.org for more information.
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Every year, HF Sinclair provides a $5,000 grant to the ASD school with the highest percentage of their student body that participates in this race. All ASD staff and students are eligible to participate in this competition to help their school win $5,000! Last year it was a tight competition, and we want to make sure we count all eligible racers, so the winning school will be announced by ASF on social media the week after the race. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to be the first to find out who the winner is!

In addition to the ASD Grant, Race Day Prizes will include:

  • Awards will be given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place – Male & Female in the race.
  • An Award will be given to the fastest Teacher in Anacortes School District.
  • An Award will be given to the fastest HF Sinclair Anacortes Refinery employee.
  • New 2023: An Award will be given to the fastest person who is a Sponsor of the Race
  • Trophies will be given to the fastest child in each age category for the kids race.
  • Everyone will receive a finisher medal!
  • There will be raffle prizes randomly given out Day of Race.

Race Director: James Steller - (360) 293-1766 - James.Steller@HFSinclair.com.

Questions about race sponsorship? Contact Marta McClintock via phone (360) 488-2343 or email marta@asfkids.org.

Thank you to everyone that supported the 8th annual Fueling Education Fun Run!

Check out pictures of this amazing day in our photo album by clicking the button below. The passcode is 4396. Enjoy!

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Thank You ASF Annual Sponsors!

We are so grateful to our many community organizations that sponsor ASF events.

City of Anacortes Athlon Anacortes School District MPe Envirogreen Technologies Western Refinery PowerTek WR Grace Whatcom Environmental Skagit Publishing IRG ThermoFisher Scientific HF Sinclair Veca Swinomish Casino Fisher Scientific Central Welding Supply