The Brooke Jackman Race for Literacy


Event Date

Sat, May 20, 2017


Oyster Bay, NY


Activity Today Later

5K Run

$20 $20 Closed

About This Activity

The Brooke Jackman Foundation’s vision is that every single child is entitled to a life full of possibilities. The Foundation brings a sense of personal value, joy, and hope to its program participants. We know that children are our future, and unless they are taken care of in their early years, the possibility of their contribution to society is less viable. We hope to lessen the achievement gap, helping each child to reach his or her potential.
From the beginning, we made a commitment not only to honor Brooke’s memory, but to fulfill her dreams and carry on her legacy. Brooke had a deep love of reading and a profound interest in helping children. She would be proud to witness the powerful and positive changes that are taking place thanks to our literacy programs—proud of encouraging parents to help their children become strong readers and of parents and children reading aloud together each night, sharing the magical world of books. She would be happy to see how many children start school with the right educational tools received in their Brooke Packs and to see the libraries started in the hopes of fostering a love of reading by making books accessible to all. She would be proud, too, of the confidence and support of so many individuals, corporations, and other foundations.
We continue to grow and thrive thanks to your dedication. As always, we are inspired by Brooke’s spirit and humbled by her example to give the forgotten child a chance in this world.

 Race :

A 5 Kilometer run or walk through the streets of Oyster Bay, New York

Entry Fees

5K Run/Walk  $20 Preregistered by May 18
                       $25 Day of Race
                       $10 Students under age 18?
Children’s Fun Run Free (Children 8 and under)
All Entrants receive high-quality commemorative T-shirts and a water bottle.

Registration Location :

Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School
Oyster Bay, New York

Registration opens 7:30 am to 9:15 am

Contact :

Steve Gourlay

1/4 Mile Fun Run for Future Olympians,
Age 8 and Under 8:30 am start for kids crafts
and fun run starts promptly at 9:00 am

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