The Read Today team hosts a variety of events across the state. From visiting
elementary schools to join in a celebration of a literary accomplishment to
providing books and other needed items to Title I schools and community centers.
Here is a list of public events we will be participating in or hosting in 2018.
Please check back in throughout the year. As we get closer to an event, more
details will be available.
This summer reading program, presented by Read Today, Deseret News and KSL, in partnership with McDonalds and the Governor’s Office, begins in May and runs through the summer. Kids, ages 6-14, are challenged to read or be read to, 20 minutes a day. Those who complete the summer reading challenge and submit their form receive fun prizes, including two tickets to a Salt Lake Bees Game. The fun continues on game night as readers are greeted at the gate with foam fingers and treats, making it a night to remember.
We are looking forward to the 2021 Races. At this point, we are making plans to have all four races (marathon, half-marathon, 10k, and 5k) on Friday, July 23rd. This will be a special year, focused on overcoming challenges and returning to normal activity and gathering as a community of runners. We will be publishing information in the next few months as COVID protocols and restrictions change and develop. In the case of races being cancelled, we will provide three options: 1) a virtual race option; 2) a deferral to 2022; 3) registration refund. Bring the entire family along to join in on the festivities by participating in the Deseret News 5K. The run begins at 950 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City and finishes at Liberty Park where runners will be cheered on by over 100,000 spectators! This event will be chip timed so get your competitive spirit going and prepare to run! For those kids and families who would prefer to walk rather than run, we will be doing two start waves, the first for runners and the second for walkers. Everyone will be timed regardless of if you choose to run or walk and all finishers will receive medals! https://pages.deseret.com/marathon#race-1