Race for Reading

A Virtual 5K Fun Run/Walk for Literacy Awareness

Hindman Settlement School, an advocate for progressive education and literacy for more than a century, invites you to participate in a virtual awareness event–the Race for Reading–this October to promote literacy in central Appalachia and your local community by participating in a virtual 5K run/walk in your hometown that supports reading programs here at the Settlement.

What is a virtual race?

A virtual race can be done at any location and at any time that you wish. You don’t have to run or race to participate! You can walk, jog, cycle, skip or run the distance of your choice. You can complete your race at  the gym on a treadmill, a practice run in town, or a leisurely  stroll in the park. You can choose to complete your race during a single session or over multiple days.

Why should I take part?

Participating in the Race for Reading helps bring awareness to the importance of literacy programs and the value of daily reading for children. Proceeds from the virtual race benefit Hindman Settlement School’s literacy programs. Plus, each participant will receive a virtual race bib and an exclusive Race for Reading medal to commemorate your accomplishment!

How do I participate?

Anyone of any age can participate! Here’s what to do:

  • Register online by completing the online registration form below or call 606-785-5475.
    • Space is limited…register today!
  • Invite a friend or group to participate with you!
  • Make a plan to complete your virtual race.
  • No proof of completion is required, but we invite you to share your results with us and share pictures on social media (use #raceforreading) to spread the word! Full details will be provided upon registration.