Additional Support Provided By:

Action Radio and Communications

​CCX Media


​Game One

​​GoGo squeeZ ​

​Jersey Mike’s Subs Maple Grove

Sam's Club

​Trader Joe's

Education Minnesota OSSEO

Karen Jaeger

Raising Cane's

Russ and Kathy Funk

The Sota Shop
TruStone Financial

Cory and Jennifer McIntyre

Burn boot Camp
Expedition Credit Union

Starting Line

Finish Line

2022 Sponsors

Awards Ceremony

NW Jaycees

Supporting Students in Osseo Area Schools

DOJO Karate
Device Pitstop

Water Stop

Brian and Linda Siverson-Hall

Reading is Fun 5K 

 Saturday, August 6, 2022
8:00 AM Check In
9:00 AM 1K Run/Walk
9:30 AM 5K Run/Walk
10:15 AM Thank You Gathering

Elm Creek Park Reserve

12400 James Deane Pkwy, Maple Grove, MN 55369

Walk Up Registration 

(t-shirt not guaranteed)
$40 All Ages

​​District 279 Foundation partners with Kidstop (ISD 279 school-aged care program) to coordinate this healthy and social opportunity to advocate that Reading is Fun! Funds raised from this family-friendly event are allocated to media centers (libraries) in ISD 279 – Osseo Area Schools to purchase learning resources. 

Proceeds from the Reading is Fun 5K provide unique activities and resources for students in Osseo Area Schools. For example, 

  • Fernbrook Elementary purchased video editing software for their weekly news show FBTV. FBTV has been a big hit with staff and students as it has allowed their school community to stay connected during a year of transition between learning environments.  
  • Fair Oaks Elementary hosted a virtual author visit for their Family Reading Night. Author and illustrator Matt Myers talked about the Ratso series.
  • Crest View and Garden City Elementary schools made their collection of books more culturally reflective of their school community and more appealing to students. Books that feature characters of color and books that were written by authors of color create interest among emerging readers.