The 3rd annual Dyslexia Dash 5K/1K run/walk will be held this Sunday, April 22nd, starting at 6:30 a.m. at beautiful Fairmount Park in downtown Riverside, located at 2601 Fairmount Boulevard.
Run or walk the beautiful Fairmont Park, which was designed by Frederick Olmsted, who also designed Central Park and Prospect Park in New York City. The park features rose gardens, several lakes, a bandshell, and the historic boathouse.
Literacy 5000’s Dyslexia Dash is part of a national tradition sponsored by the International Dyslexia Association to help support dyslexia awareness and education and the many effective strategies to overcome literacy issues.
A Health and Education Fair and Expo with booths and exhibits will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m., including wall climbing and face painting.
The goal of the 5K Dash is to raise funds to aid on-going programs in the four major areas of information, referrals, conferences, workshops. Literacy issues (poor reading and writing skills) are a national public health concern because of the impact they have on social skills, employment, and especially self-esteem.
Discounted pre-registration is available online by clicking HERE, or register the day of event at Fairmount Park beginning at 6:30 am. On-site registration is $40 adults and $25 for kids. Group discounts are not available during on-site registration.
Awards will be presented. All youth (15 and under) will receive a medal for completion of either the 1K or 5K event.
You may register as a team; and in doing so you may still compete for prizes. All team members receive a special medal. Include your team’s name on the registration form. When running as a group, you will receive a discount if you sign up as the group. You may sign up either in groups of 5 or more — or of 10 or more.
‘Officer Byrd’ (pictured right) will be on hand to greet everyone and to also hand out awards.
For more information, visit their website at www.dyslexia-ca.org/literacy5000.php
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Thursday, April 19, 2012
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