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Join School District 54 in supporting literacy and promoting health and fitness for the young and old by participating in the 15th annual Run to Read. All proceeds for the event will be used to purchase books for classroom libraries.

How to enter the Run to Read

  1. 5 K Run Adult

    Run 5km
  2. 1 Mile

    Run 1mi
    $5
    Event passed
  3. 400 Yard Dash

    Run 0.2mi
    $5
    Event passed
  4. 100 Yard Dash

    Run 0.05mi
    $5
    Event passed

Run to Read routes

The 5K (3.1 mile) run takes place on a USATF-certified course (IL-07023-JW) over mostly flat roads. The start and finish are at Dirksen School. Split times will be called out at the 1-, 2- and 3-mile marks. ABSOLUTELY NO bicycles, skates, scooters, wheeled vehicles or pets are allowed on the 5K run or the walk. Strollers will be allowed on the walk and run this year

Event Details

What’s Included
Finisher medals for all.
Raceday Logistics
7-8:30 a.m.: Race-day registration and packet pick-up in the school gym. You must register for the 5K by 8 a.m.
7:30 a.m.: Mascot Races
8 a.m.: 100-yard dash starts for children in 1st grade and under
8:20 a.m.: 400-yard dash starts for children in 6th grade and under (this race won’t start until the 100-yard dash is complete)
9 a.m.: 5K starts
9:15 a.m.: Walk starts
10 a.m.: 5K award ceremony in the gym

Run to Read weather forecast

Rain in the evening and overnight.

74°F
Predicted highs
56°F
Predicted lows
Icon80% chance of rain
IconModerate breeze possible, up to 10mph

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