Huntsville Gears Up for “A Time 2 Read Storybook 5K and Fun Run” to Support Literacy Efforts

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Huntsville’s Storybook 5K: A Run for Literacy and Community Unity.

HUNTSVILLE, TX — The scenic streets of Huntsville are set to come alive with the vibrant colors and energetic pace of the A Time 2 Read Storybook 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, November 4, 2023. This signature event, now in its 4th year, offers participants the chance to put on their running shoes and dress as their favorite storybook character, all in the name of promoting literacy and supporting local education.

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Runners can choose between a 5K route, priced at $35, and a 1 Mile Fun Run for $20. For those unable to attend in person or who prefer a personal route, a virtual option for both distances is available at the same price points. Each participant will receive an official event T-shirt, with finishers being awarded a special medal. Additionally, dressing up as beloved storybook characters is not only encouraged but might also win runners one of several prizes. Categories include Best Family, Best Adult, and Best Child costume.

Hosted at 2400 Sycamore, with activities kicking off at 7:30 am, the race will commence and conclude in the parking lot of University Heights Baptist Church. Those looking to register on the day can do so on site from 7:00 am. For those keen on ensuring their preferred T-shirt size, early registration by October 19, 2023, at 11:59 pm is recommended.

For out-of-towners or those who prefer a solo run but still wish to contribute, a virtual race option is available. Local participants can collect their race packets on Friday, November 3, 2023, between 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm at University Heights Baptist Church, while those farther afield can have their race packets mailed.

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Why the run? The event’s rallying cry is clear: “SAVE A CHILD. SAVE A FAMILY. SAVE A CITY.” Proceeds from the race will directly support A Time 2 Read, a 501(c)3 organization devoted to improving literacy levels among children in public schools. This initiative provides volunteers to tutor students weekly, providing resources, backpacks, and training, with an underlying mission to show students they are cherished and valuable.

The commitment to enhancing public education is deeply intertwined with the wellbeing of Huntsville as a whole. By working together, A Time 2 Read believes that the community can foster a thriving, high-achieving school system, one where every child succeeds.

Runners of all ages are invited, and those with baby joggers or strollers are welcome, with a request to line up at the back to ensure safety. As participants take to the streets, the primary rule of the day is to have fun on the run!

For further details and registration, participants can visit the official race website at

About A Time 2 Read: A Time 2 Read is a dedicated literacy program aimed at supporting public school students in Huntsville. Through volunteer-based tutoring, they hope to change the lives of children, their families, and the broader community by emphasizing the importance of education and conveying the intrinsic value of every student.

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