The Run for Literacy is in its 27th year! The 2018 event will be hosted on Saturday, October 13. The race will feature a 5K run and walk route beginning and ending at Literacy Network’s learning center in beautiful South Madison. All funds raised during this event go directly to support adults in Dane County who struggle with low literacy.

Every participant receives a t-shirt with their registration!

55,000 Dane County residents struggle with low literacy.

Let’s change that.

Race Details

Race Format: 5-kilometer run and 5-kilometer walk

Race Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018

Race Time: 9:00AM

Race Location: Literacy Network, 701 Dane St, Madison, WI 53713

Race Cost: $35 to run or walk; $50 to run or walk and provide a scholarship to an adult literacy learner who needs help meeting course material fees.

Timing: Participants are not chip-timed unless they register for the 5K run. There is no required finish time for this event; the course will stay open until all finishers cross the finish line.

This year’s Run will feature music by Polkalamity!

Information for Event Participants

Packet and T-shirt Pickup: Thursday, Oct. 11 from 4:30 pm until 8:00 pm; Friday, Oct. 12 from 9:00 am until 1:00pm

Parking: Parking is available in multiple locations near Literacy Network. Limited parking is available at the Village on Park (such as the Goodman South Library), Park Bank at 2401 S. Park Street, and Penn Park at 2101 Fisher Street. Street parking is also available near Literacy Network, excluding most or all of Taft, Center, and Fisher streets (which are closed for the race). Please do not park at Access Community Health Centers at 2202 S. Park Street.

Race Map:

Thank you to our amazing Run for Literacy sponsors