It’s not too late to sign up for the Run to Read, hosted by School District 54 and the Campanelli YMCA, on Sunday, Sept. 25. Our goal is to collect 1,000 children’s books for every classroom in District 54. Online registration is avilable through 5 p.m. Saturday at http://sd54.org/runtoread.
Anyone who registered by Sept. 21 can also pick up their packets Thursday, Friday or Saturday (until 5 p.m.) at Dick Pond Athletics, 927 S. Roselle Road in Schaumburg.
The event begins at 8 a.m. with a 100-yard dash for children in first grade and younger; followed by a 400-yard dash for children in sixth grade and younger. Both races take place at Dirksen School, 116 W. Beech Drive in Schaumburg.
The day of races also includes a 5K race at 8:30 a.m. and a family fun walk at 8:45 a.m.
The top male and female winners will each receive a $75 gift card to Dick Pond Athletics. Medals will be awareded to the top age group winners in the 5K. An awards ceremony will take place at about 9:40 a.m. All children participating in the 100- and 400-yard dashes will also receive a medal.
Registration continues until 8 a.m. on the morning of the event. Registration and packet pick-up will begin at 7 a.m. inside school gym.
All individuals participating in any run or walk must register. The cost to participate is $10 for junior high school age and younger, $20 for high school students and adults age 60 and older, and $30 for adults ages 19 to 59.
No bicycles, skates, scooters or pets are allowed on the courses. Strollers are allowed on the walk only.
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