Register now for the Reading is Fun 5K Run/Walk this summer

The starting line awaits at the ninth annual Reading is Fun 5K Run/Walk, taking place this year Saturday, Aug. 10, at Elm Creek Park Reserve, 12400 James Deane Parkway in Maple Grove.

This event is chipped timed.

Sign up with 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. Early bird registration ends June 30.

Important times on race day include:

• 8 a.m. — Check in and registration

• 9 a.m. — 1K Family Fun Run/Walk and 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.

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.

For more information, visit or call the District 279 Foundation office at 763-391-7118.

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