and read

Looking for a fun way to get the kid in your life moving? Run and Read gives kids a big goal—to run or walk the distance of a marathon (26.2 miles) and to read 26 books. One-step and one page at a time, they will run and read their way to the finish line!

Free Program for Kids

To get started, simply fill out the form below. Then, download the Run and Read log, print it off, and put it on the fridge. Encourage your child to track their progress. Before they know it, they will have conquered a marathon of both miles and books!


Run and Read is a free program presented by Marathon Kids and Education Connection. Marathon Kids offers free programming to get kids moving and Education Connection provides volunteers to get kids reading. Please consider making a donation to support Marathon Kids and Education Connection, so these nonprofits can continue to combat youth inactivity and illiteracy.

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