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Fit Girls & Fast Reads

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Fit Girls & Fast Reads is a nationally known fitness program that uniquely combines training for a 5K race (3.1 miles) with reading, nutrition and character building lessons. The program is available to anyone who has completed 1st through 5th grade, at any fitness or reading level. This provides a wonderful opportunity for your child to learn about goal setting, developing character and staying healthy as we work towards completing a 5K race. The cost of the program is $20. As a participant your child will receive an age appropriate book, drawstring bag, water bottle, folder and free entry in the Run for the Bagel 5K.

  • Girls – A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban
  • Boys – Trapped in a Video Game Vol. 1 by Dustin Brady

2024 Dates

The five week program will begin the week of June 10 and will end on Saturday, July 20 after the race is complete. The class is 9 to 11am every Monday & Wednesday at the Mattoon Public Library.

9 to 11 am
June 10, 12
June 17, 19
June 24, 26
July 1
July 8, 10
July 15, 17
July 20 (5k Run for the Bagel)

Each participant will need to be registered separately.

Registration Closed

To register your child, or for more information, contact Harley Powley , SBL Healthy Communities at (217) 345-6822.