2019 5k logoThe starting line awaits at the ninth annual Reading is Fun 5K Run/Walk, held this year on Saturday, Aug. 10, at Elm Creek Park Reserve (12400 James Deane Pkwy., Maple Grove).

Sign up with your family and friends to participate in this summer tradition that supports media centers in Osseo Area Schools. Individuals and families may register online through Aug. 4, or in person on the morning of the race.  

Important times on race day include:

  • 8 a.m. – Check in and registration
  • 9 a.m. – 1K family fun run/walk; mascot race
  • 9:30 a.m. – 5K run/walk start
  • 10:15 a.m. – Awards ceremony

Awards will be presented to the top finishers in the following age groups: 5 to 12; 13 to 18; 19 to 35; 36 to 49; and 50-plus. More information.

Prefer to cheer the racers on from the sidelines? Volunteers are needed in several areas before, during and after the event, including prepping swag bags, setting up the course, distributing awards, and more. Learn more and sign up online.