Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Let's Race to Read!

The Sanford/Lee County Youth Council invites runners and walkers to join the Race to Read, a 5K fun run/walk slated for May 4.

This is the race's second year. As with last year, proceeds from the race will be used to purchase and donate reading materials to Lee County elementary schools.

When & Where

On race day, runners and walkers will assemble in the rear parking lot of Spring Lane Cinemas (1351 Plaza Blvd) in Sanford. Registration will begin at 8am.

Who Can Participate?

The run/walk is open to the whole family. Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female participant, as well as the top three male and female participants in each age category.

Age categories are: Under 10, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+.

Get Registered

Registration costs $25. If you register by April 16, you're guaranteed a free t-shirt. After April 16, registrants will receive a t-shirt as available. T-shirt may not be available for those who register on the day of the race.

You can pre-register here or mail in your registration (download form here).


Get more information about the Youth Council on our website or visit a Youth Council meeting. They are held on the second Monday of each month at 4pm in the West End Conference Room at the Sanford Municipal Center.

For questions or more information about the race, contact Karen Kennedy at 919-777-1113 or

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