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Sarah Bush Lincoln is proud to offer the Fast Reads Summer Running and Reading Program in partnership with Mattoon Public Library. Fast Reads is a fitness program for boys that uniquely combines training for a 5k (3.1 mile) race with reading and nutrition education. The Fast Reads program will be available to boys who will have completed 3rd, 4th or 5th grade. Twenty spots are available on a first-come first-served basis. The program is overseen by Josh White, Healthy Communities of Sarah Bush Lincoln.

Fast Reads provides a wonderful opportunity for your child to learn about setting goals, developing character and staying healthy as we work toward our goal of completing the Run for the Bagel 5k on Saturday, July 23, 2022. Participants in Fast Reads will meet as a group twice a week from 9 to 11 am at the Mattoon Public Library. During our meetings we will have a healthy snack, discuss the book "Powerless" by Matthew Cody, stretch and do a low-impact workout and begin training for our 5k.

2022 Dates

9 to 11 am • Every Monday & Wednesday beginning June 13, 2022 and ending with Run for the Bagel July 23, 2022.
Mattoon Public Library


Boys who have completed 3rd, 4th or 5th grade.

Fee: $20

Each participant will need to be registered separately.


To register or for more information contact Josh White, Healthy Kids educator at 217 345-6826.