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.

Deseret News Marathon and Read Today 5k - July 23rd

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!