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On your mark: Register for the Reading is Fun Virtual 5K

The 10th annual Reading is Fun 5K, sponsored by District 279 Foundation and Kidstop, will be a virtual event this year, held from August 1-12.

Over the past decade, nearly $70,000 in proceeds from the Reading is Fun 5K have been allocated to media centers in Osseo Area Schools. The 10-year celebration will look a little different, but will still allow participants to celebrate reading by participating virtually with their friends, family and community. Funds raised from this family-friendly event will help District 279 media centers (libraries) purchase learning resources. Celebrate reading by creating a virtual team of your friends and family to join in on the running fun!

Date and Time: The 10th annual Reading is Fun 5K will be a virtual event. Stay healthy and support media centers in Osseo Area Schools by running or walking your preferred route between August 1 – 12.

Registration Fee: Thanks to a generous anonymous sponsorship, community members of all ages can register for just $10.

Location: Anywhere, this is a virtual event. You can build your own unique race day experience right at home. Run your own route whenever convenient for you and wherever you want! Be sure to practice safe social distancing while you are at it.

Submit Results: The race results will be unofficial, but report your 5K time at by August 15, and we will add your post to the list on our website. No winners will be declared. This is just to celebrate that Reading is Fun!

Virtual Cheers: Cheer on your fellow runners! Take photos of yourself and companions running your event and post them on social media. Tag “D279F” and use the hashtag #ReadingIsFun5K.

Gear: Shirts and finisher medals will be available (similar to a packet pick-up) at a date and location to be determined for paid participants. Further directions and dates will be sent to those that register for the virtual event once more specific info becomes available.

Sponsors: Our sponsors are cheering you on! Please support and patronize our sponsors and thank them for their support of the Reading is Fun 5K!

Reading is Fun Virtual 5K

August 1 -12, 2020

Proceeds will be allocated to media centers in ISD 279 – Osseo Area Schools.

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