8th Annual BC Race to Educate Raises $180K for STCPS

On Saturday, April 28, more than 1,000 runners participated in the BC Race to Educate at Boston College’s Alumni Stadium to benefit Saint Columbkille Partnership School. Through sponsor donations and the community’s fundraising efforts, the 8th annual race raised more than $180,000 to ensure that all students have access to a high-quality education. Thank you to all of the runners, walkers, volunteers, sponsors, fundraisers and Saint Columbkille families for a successful race this year.


  • 1,000 runners/walkers participated with another 1,000 spectating and cheering
  • 6 months – age of the youngest participant
  • 93 years – age of the oldest participant
  • Saint Col’s alumni from the class of 2017 raised $500 and participated in the race


  • A record-breaking 70 sponsors supported the race
  • 24 sponsors secured by STCPS parents
  • 7 parent/grandparent-owned businesses sponsored the race


  • 52 BC athletes volunteered along the race course
  • 10 BC Pep Band musicians inspired the crowd and runners
  • 1 Boston College mascot (Baldwin the Eagle) motivated participants

“The BC Race to Educate is one of the most rewarding and fun events of the year,” said Dr. William Gartside, Head of School at Saint Columbkille. “Our families, students and the community all come together to support our school.”

In the next few weeks, the school will host a fun Friday afternoon event on the Plaza to celebrate the success of the BC Race to Educate and to honor the families who won this year’s fundraising awards.

A big thank you to all of our 2018 sponsors below!



Presenting Sponsors

Joseph E. Corcoran
The McLaughlin Family

Corporate Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors


Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

BC Class of ’59
Brian Honan Charitable Fund
The Jacobs Family
Shields Health Care Group
The Seidl Family
Superior Construction


Barricade Sponsors

Bay State Federal Savings Charitable Foundation
Boston College Bookstore
Boston Police District 14
Brighton Elks Lodge 2199
Brooksdale Construction, Inc.
Olympia Moving & Storage
Stop & Shop
The Whoriskey Family

T-Shirt Sponsors

All Brands Vacuum Corp.
The Arena Family
Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association
Brighton Insurance
Cate and Grace Healey
Cicconi & Sons Construction Co., Inc.
The Concepcion Family
Devlin’s Restaurant
Donohue’s Bar & Grill
Flatbread Company
FoMu Ice Cream
Gentle Dental
Gillis Dental
Greater Boston Orthodontics
Kiley Painting
La Mamma Pizza & More
Orangetheory Fitness
Panela de Barro Restaurant
Skin & Body Solutions by Moema

The Smart Family
Spotless Cleaning by Lucy
Michael Moran, State Representative
Sunshine Roofing
Suzuki Institute of Boston
Tommy Doyle’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, Newton

The Travaglini Family
Vanguard Realty



Friends of Saint Columbkille

Brodney and Sons
Ellen McGee O’Donnell & John O’Donnell
Kunevich and Lau Property Management
Boston City Councilor Mark Ciommo
Newton Street Garage