Bring the entire family along to join in on the festivities by participating in the Read Today 5k on July 24, 2014! The run begins at 7:00 at the Wasatch Elementary School Playground, located at 1150 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City, and finishes at Liberty Park where runners will be cheered on by over 100,000 spectators! This non-competitive event will not be timed but all finishers will receive participation medals. Salt Lake Bees mascot “Bumble” will lead off the walk and the Read Today Mouse “Isaac” will greet participants at the finish line. Participants will need to park or be dropped off at the start line location by Wasatch Elementary School. There will be shuttle buses at the finish line area to take runners back to their vehicles.

Registration Fees:  Adults $22, Kids 14 and under $8

The “Read Today” program was created by the Deseret Management Corporation to help improve literacy among Utah’s children. Utah currently ranks 24th in the nation for the number of 4th graders that are reading at or above grade level. The “Read Today” program strives to improve this statistic by not only encouraging parental and family involvement, but also challenging everyone in the community to become more involved in efforts to get kids reading.

For more information about the Read Today program, CLICK HERE.