Join in for the joy of books!
The Books for Kids 5K Run/Walk will take place on November 10th, 2019 in Manhattan's beautiful Riverside Park. We've got a goal of $20,000, and with your help we know we'll get there!
If you're looking for some feel-good fun for your health and heart, please consider joining us. This amazing event features a live DJ, pre-race warm-up & stretch, and you'll receive one-of-a-kind Books for Kids event gear. It's sure to be an amazing time with friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, and other generous, motivated individuals like yourself. We hope to see you there!
• All ages and abilities welcome
• Presented as part of the Generosity Series
• Chip Timed
• Top Finisher and Fundraiser Awards
• Finisher Medals for All Participants
and we'd love for you to participate with us. Walk. Run. Whatever your style, you've got a place on our team.
We envision a nation where every child from birth to kindergarten is surrounded by books, has adults who read with them every day, and has access to high-quality early education so that they can develop a love of reading and learning that will last a lifetime.
Books for Kids creates libraries and implements literacy programs to develop the critical early foundational skills that children need to to be successful in school and beyond. We aim to champion joy, encourage curiosity, and develop empathy so that children have a solid foundation for a fulfilling future.
Our libraries live inside of preschools, Head Starts, community centers, and family homeless shelters so that they are ready and waiting to be used as a resource right where children already spend their day. We're working to build a culture of reading and are committed to serving children from low-income families in underserved communities. Access to high-quality early education is the right of all children and is a key factor in breaking the cycle of poverty that holds so many of our children back.