Run to Read

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2022 Run to Read on September 25, 2022 at Dirksen School. All proceeds for the event will be used to support literacy in School District 54 by purchasing books for the classrooms of new teachers.

We are already looking forward to hosting all walkers and runners on Sept. 17, 2023, at Dirksen School in Schaumburg. If you’re ready to sign up for 2023, registration is available online.

Registration open for the 2023 Run to Read!
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Dirksen Elementary School
116 W. Beech Drive
Schaumburg, IL


  • 7 a.m. – Race day registration and packet pickup
  • 7:30 a.m. – Mascot Race
  • 8 a.m. – 100-yard and 400-yard races for children
  • 9 a.m. – 5K (USATF certified IL-18019-WR) 5K Course Map
  • 9:15 a.m. – 1-mile family walk – 1-Mile Course Map
  • 10 a.m. – Presentation of medals for age group winners

T-shirts & Medals

Every registrant will receive a Tshirt and a finisher’s medal. To guarantee you receive a Tshirt in your preferred size, make sure to register by Aug. 27, 2023. Any registrations or orders received after August 27 will be given Tshirts based on availability.

Packet Pickup

People who register by Sept. 12 may also pick up their registration packets from 2:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14, and from 8 to 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 15, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. If you are picking up on Friday, please avoid school bus traffic to our Early Learning Center by parking in the far east lot in front of the 2-story administration building. Packet pickup also will be available the morning of the race starting at 7 a.m.


All proceeds from this event will be used to support literacy in District 54 by purchasing books for the libraries of new teachers, so that all students have access to a literature rich classroom. In addition, we are offering donors the opportunity to sponsor a child for the Run to Read or contribute to the District 54 Education Foundation Crisis Fund.

Click on DONATE to make an online donation.

Click on SPONSOR for more information about the various sponsorship opportunities available. 


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