Run or Walk the Reading is Fun 5K to help District 279

Proceeds from this inaugural race will go toward school district media centers.

The District 279 Foundation is off to the races to ensure kids have the proper reading materials in their schools’ media centers. The first-ever Reading is Fun 5K Run/Walk, held at the Elm Creek Park Reserve Acorn Area on September 24, will have a series of races to fit different interests and experience levels. The 1K family run/walk starts at 11 a.m., the 5K run starts at 11:20 a.m. and the 5K walk starts at 11: 50 a.m. Registration is at 10 a.m. All those registering on or before August 26 will receive a free T-shirt. An awards ceremony will take place in the refreshments area following the race. Kids up to age 18 pay $7, adults 19 and up pay $22 and there’s a family household rate of $49. Register online at the event’s website. For more information, call 763.391.7118.