School District 54's Run to Read

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Event Date:
Sunday, September 23, 2018 7am - 10:30am
Dirksen Elementary, 116 W. Beech Drive, Schaumburg, IL 60193
Terri McHugh, [email protected]




Join School District 54 in supporting literacy and promoting health and fitness for the young and old by participating in the 14th annual Run to Read. All proceeds for the event will be used to purchase books for classroom libraries.

  • Finisher medals for everyone
  • Medals for the top 3 finishers in each age group
  • Chip-timed for 5K race
  • T-shirts guaranteed by August 31






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 IL07023JW)


9:15 a.m. 1-mile family walk







Both the 5K (3.1 mile) run and the 1-mile walk start and finish at Dirksen School. Split times will be called out at the 1-, 2- and 3-mile marks in the 5K. ABSOLUTELY NO bicycles, skates, scooters, wheeled vehicles or pets are allowed on the 5K run or the walk. Strollers are allowed. Course maps can be found at


While police and volunteers will be on the route supporting runners, the roads for the walk and the 5K road are open to traffic. Participants are advised to stay to the left side of the road (facing traffic). The 100-yard and 400-yard dashes are run on park property.