2022 Sponsors

Awards Ceremony

Brian and Linda Siverson-Hall


Russ and Kathy Funk

Water Stop

Finish Line

Supporting Students in Osseo Area Schools

Starting Line

Additional Support Provided By:

​​GoGo squeeZ ​

Reading is Fun 5K 

 Saturday, August 6, 2022
8:00 AM Check In
9:00 AM 1K Run/Walk & Mascot Race
9:30 AM 5K Run/Walk
10:15 AM Awards Ceremony

Elm Creek Park Reserve

12400 James Deane Pkwy, Maple Grove, MN 55369

Registration Prices:
Early Bird - register by 
June 30 (t-shirt guaranteed)

$15 Individual Youth 0-18 years
$25 Individual Adult 19 years and above
$60 Family/Team (max 6)

Registration - 
July 1-22 

(t-shirt not guaranteed)
$20 Individual Youth 0-18 years
$35 Individual Adult 19 years and above
$70 Family/Team (max 6)

Walk Up Registration 

(t-shirt not guaranteed)
$40 All Ages

We have volunteer opportunities available.

Contact foundation@district279.org or call 763-391-7118

for more information

​​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.