Carpinteria Education Foundation

Friends & Family of Lauren "Lorbo" Campbell:

To donate in memory of Lorbo, please click HERE

You may also mail a check to PO Box 9, Carpinteria, CA 93014

2020 Orchard 2 Ocean is canceled:

In the interest of public health, and in accordance with guidelines from the California Department of Public Health the Carpinteria Education Foundation has canceled the 2020 Orchard to Ocean 5k/10k. CEF is deeply saddened; however, the safety and well-being of our guests and our community is our top priority.

Orchard to Ocean has been a wonderful community event for 28 years. We will be providing refunds to those who have registered as well as to our sponsors. Participants will receive an email detailing the refund process. We look forward to the 2021 Orchard to Ocean to continue to promote, education, wellbeing and outdoor recreation.

Thank You to our Generous Sponsors:


Proceeds will continue to provide the students of Carpinteria Unified School District with essential art, athletic and cultural programs. Held annually on St. Patrick's Day weekend, this family friendly community event is fun for all ages!

Orchard 2 Ocean has become a favorite among Santa Barbara County and Ventura County runners/walkers with its beautiful course and delicious after-race food/drinks. The coastal view course runs along the Carpinteria State Park Campground, up to the Carpinteria Bluffs, and returns through the Carpinteria community. Same-day registration ($50) will begin at 7 am at Carpinteria Middle School. The starting line is adjacent to the school property on Palm Ave.

Race Times:

8:00 am - 10K begins

9:00 am - 5K begins

10:00 am - 1 Mile Fun Run


  • Each Age Bracket
  • Business and school with the most participation (must do early registration)
  • Best Dressed (St. Patrick's Day Themed)


$30 - Online Registration Through March 13

$50 - Same Day Registration

$45 - BOTH 10K & 5K

$10 - 1 Mile Fun Run

$10 - CUSD Students (any race)



Great Schools Don't Just Happen!

Carpinteria Education Foundation (CEF) exists to:

  • Promote Excellence in Education
  • To Channel Private Sector Resources to Carpinteria Unified School District (CUSD)
  • To Inform and Involve the Community of the Needs of the School District

We are fortunate to be part of a supportive community that fosters a strong commitment to the schools and Carpinteria children. To protect and enhance the quality of life in our community, and to insure the value of our homes and property, we must continue to provide supplemental support for the educational and cultural enrichment opportunities for all students in the district.

Together, we can ensure our local children are on the cutting edge of technology, enriched by participating in the arts, have the opportunity to carry on Carpinteria’s rich agricultural economy, and compete in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) as they enter a workforce that continues to evolve.

Schools We Support:Aliso ElementaryCanalino ElementaryCarpinteria Family SchoolSummerland ElementaryCarpinteria Middle SchoolCarpinteria High SchoolRincon/Foothill High School

Contact Us:

Pam Werner, Administrator

Carpinteria Education Foundation

P.O. Box 9, Carpinteria, CA 93014


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