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WEE READ'S ATHENS KID EXPO 5K and FUN RUN
Sat, Apr 16, 2016
5K Run/Walk and Family Fun Run - Individual with a shirt
5K Run/Walk and Family Fun Run - Individual no shirt option
About This Activity
Come to the Inaugural Wee Read's Athens Kid Expo 5K and Family Fun Run at Cedar Shoals High School in Athens, GA. The course will start and finish at the school and be run on paved streets near the school.
Event details and schedule
Race Day Registration and packet pickup: Begins at 8AM
5K: Starts at 9AM
Kids Expo: Begins at 10AM
Awards: Overall Male/Female, Masters Male/Female, and the top three Male/Female in age groups beginning 10 and under, 11-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 older.
Timing and Results: Finish line management and results provided by Classic Race Services with results posted to www.classicraceservices.com, www.active.com, www.runningintheusa.com and www.coolrunning.com.
Shirts and Goodies: Shirts are guaranteed to those who register by 4/6/16. Those who register after that date and on race day are not guaranteed a shirt or size. There will be plenty of refreshments.
Series Affiliation: Race is part of the 2016 Black Bag Race Series.
Other Info: In case of rain, the races will go on. Delay of the start may happen in case of severe weather in the area at race time. If severe weather continues, then the race director or local authorities may make the call to cancel the race at that time. Sorry, no refunds.
Proceeds: Wee Read’s Athens Kids Expo is a fundraising event benefiting the Wee Read Program of United Way of Northeast Georgia. Wee Read was launched in January 2007 in an effort to encourage the vital practice of reading to young children. In partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, every registered child from birth to age 5 in Athens-Clarke and Oconee counties receives one free, age-appropriate hardback book in the U.S. mail each month. This highly effective program takes advantage of the natural excitement connected with receiving a package in the mail — children are eager to open and dive into the brand new book that comes addressed specifically to them. Parents are reminded and motivated to read to their young children when they receive a colorful, new, interesting book each month. This excitement surrounding books and reading will lead to a life-long love of reading in young children, which is an important characteristic for educational success. Included in the book flap of each Wee Read book are reading activities endorsed by the United Way to guide parents and enhance the reading experience with their child. The Wee Read program is available to all children living in Athens-Clarke and Oconee counties regardless of socioeconomic status and costs just $25 per child annually.