About the 2019
BC Race to Educate

The BC Race to Educate is a kids fun run and 5K run/walk that celebrates Saint Columbkille Partnership School. The race begins and ends in Alumni Stadium on the beautiful Boston College campus. It features a 5K run/walk, kids fun run and entertainment for all ages. All proceeds benefit Saint Columbkille Partnership School.

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 Saint Columbkille Partnership School?

Saint Col’s, as it is fondly referred to, 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 2019, we are a diverse school of 400 students with 24 different languages spoken in the homes of our students.

The BC Race to Educate helps to ensure that high-quality Catholic education is available to all who seek it. With your help, we are able to offer need-based scholarship to all those that need it as well as offer an exceptional education to all of our students.

In 2018, 1,000 runners/walkers came out for the event. Through the generosity of our sponsors, Saint Columbkille families and staff, Boston College and all who participated, we raised $180,000. Our 2019 goal is 1,500 runners/walkers and to raise $200,000.