Literacy Network
701 Dane St.
Madison, WI 53713
Phone 608-244-3911
Mon, Feb 19, 2018
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New Location for 26th Annual Run for Literacy

Madison, WI (July 25, 2017) -- The 26th Annual Literacy Network Run/Walk is set for Sunday, September 24 starting at 9:00 a.m. The new route for the walk and run will begin at Literacy Network's headquarters at 701 Dane St, and will continue through the south side of Madison, through Quann park and Olin Park. Participants can choose to do the 5K Walk, 5K Run or 10K Run. Registration information is available online at or through the events section on Funds raised support Literacy Network's adult literacy programs. Participants are encouraged to support this event by running, walking, donating or by becoming a volunteer.

Registration prices before August 1:
-10k run $35
-5k run $35
-5k walk $30
-Student prices are $5 less
-All prices go up $5 after August 1

"We're thrilled that the race will start and end at the Literacy Network in 2017" said Executive Director of Literacy Network Jeff Burkhart. "Everyone that runs or walks will see first-hand how they're helping support our students achieve their goals."

This is the first time in the fundraiser's 26-year history that the race has changed locations. The race has moved from downtown Madison to south Madison in the area around Literacy Network's learning center, which opened in September of 2016. By holding the event at Literacy Network, participants will be able to see how their participation makes a tangible impact on the organization.

In the early days, the run was known as the Canterbury Run/Walk for Literacy, organized by Harvey Barash. The original run started and ended at Canterbury Books, now A Room of One's Own. Throughout its history, Run for Literacy has raised awareness for literacy needs in the community, and it has become one of the largest literacy fundraisers in the state. Currently, Literacy Network and its volunteer tutors help more than 1,200 adult learners reach their personal and professional goals each year.

Literacy Network is a non-profit organization in Madison, WI founded in 1974. Literacy Network teaches reading, writing and speaking skills to Dane County adults and families so they can achieve financial independence, good health, and greater involvement in community life. Their programs help adults find career opportunities, read with children and help with homework, improve computer skills, understand finances, and speak with doctors about health concerns. For more information visit


Jeff Burkhart
tel: 6082443911