Scavenger graphic 1 NO DATE



RJF's annual fundraising event is the East to West Scavenger Race. An adventurous community event where teams of 2-4 people race on bikes, against the clock, across Santa Cruz, CA to complete challenges. Teams earn points and the chance to win amazing travel prizes including international surfing vacations and local adventure weekend breaks.



Gather friends and family for an afternoon of adventure and wacky fun. Bike around town, play ping pong, get in the water, do acroyoga or acrobatics, bowl, make coffee art, and get sporty or creative in a ton of different ways. You’ll laugh, learn and have the chance to win amazing event and raffle prizes. View last year’s prizes. 

Date and registration: Coming soon


  • Check-in 2pm - San Lorenzo Park
  • Race 3-6pm 
  • Post event party and prize giving ceremony at The Food Lounge after 6pm.

Prizes are awarded to the teams who place 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th by earning the most race points. Points can be earned prior to the race day through team fundraising and on race day by completing race challenges. Those who sign-up early get a head start. Participation is limited to 30 teams, so register early to guarantee a spot in the race. Don't miss out on what is a GOOD time for GREAT cause!



Browse our 2016 event photo album to see the teams in action.

East to West Scavenger Race 2016 Bike Challenge
East-to-West Scavenger Race 2016 Pyramid Challenge
East to West Scavenger Race 2016 Aerial Arts Challenge
East-to-West Scavenger Race SC Warriors Challenge


A popular community event, the East to West Scavenger Race also genertes local media coverage and raises the visibility of the work we do to support leaders and communities in Central America who are working to improve education. Read this article in Capitola Soquel Times or this one from Santa Cruz Patch



RJF’s East-to-West Scavenger Race represents a unique opportunity for companies and organizations to promote their brand, products or services to a large number of competitive cyclists and adventurous, sports-minded, active adults, aged 20-55 years, who live in Santa Cruz and the Bay area. Sponsorship revenue goes directly to support RJF’s mission to improve access to and quality and relevance of education in youth and children in Central America.



RJF is seeking donations of race prizes that will appeal to our healthy, adventurous, competitive, active, sports-oriented race participants and their families, with an in-kind value of >$500.

Past race prizes have included include international surfing vacations, and California active and adventure weekend breaks with day trips, tickets to attractions and meals included. Businesses and organizations that donate a race price receive numerous marketing benefits linked to promotion of the event.

We are also looking for regional and local businesses who can donate prizes for our race day raffle. Past raffle prizes have included 1-2 night’s accommodation at resort hotels, adventure-oriented days out, tickets to sports events and local attractions as well as meals out, food, wine and beer. Businesses that donate a raffle prize will receive a number of race-related promotional benefits.

If you're interested in being an event sponsor, challenge partner or donating a prize for our 2018 event then please contact us .

Stay Connected

Signup to recieve our email newsletter and we will deliver periodic updates right to your inbox.

We will NEVER share your email address or send you SPAM

Get In Touch

  • United States Office and Mailing Address:
  • P.O Box 7483
    Santa Cruz, CA 95061
  • +1 831-295-8752