2016 reading is fun 5kDust off those tennies and get ready for the District 279 Foundation's Reading is Fun 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Aug. 12, at Elm Creek Park Reserve (12400 James Deane Pkwy., Maple Grove).

This year marks the seventh-annual installment of the event that also serves as a fundraiser to benefit media centers in each of the Osseo Area Schools. Individuals and families may register online through Aug. 4, or at Elm Creek Park Reserve on the morning of the race.  

Important times on race day include:

  • 8 a.m. – Registration
  • 9 a.m. – 1K family fun run/walk; mascot race
  • 9:30 a.m. – 5K run/walk start

Awards will be presented to the top finishers in the following age groups: 5 to 12; 13 to 18; 19 to 35; 36 to 49; and 50-plus. More information

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