LITERACY 5000 - Volunteer to help at the 5K/1K event
Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 5:30 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT)
You are invited to come and volunteer at the Fall Literacy 5000 on October 12th, 2013
There will be volunteer opportunities in the following areas. Except where indicated, you will be able to also race if desired. You will receive a certificate for your community service. We are a 501(c)3 organization devoted to promoting literacy awareness.
- Sell raffle tickets
- Dash set-up - helium balloons, water stations, parking, race monitors
- Lead Kids' 1K race
- Registration Area
- Race Timing Area (you will not be able to race if you volunteer here)
At the same time, you are invited to run or walk in Tri-Counties' Literacy 5000 - as we go through beautiful Fairmount Park in Downtown Riverside.
The LITERACY 5000 is part of a national tradition sponsored by the International Dyslexia Association, The Dyslexia Dash, and aims to promote recognition of dyslexia and the many efficient and effective strategies for helping with literacy issues. This event is the 4th 5K/1K race sponsored by the Inland Empire Branch. Come and celebrate this tradition with us!! Awards and medals will be presented.
We will be running/walking within beautiful Fairmont Park. This Olmsted-designed park (designed by the same person who designed Central Park and Prospect Park in New York City) features rose gardens, several lakes, a bandshell, and a beautiful restored historic boathouse. Our 5K Dash is to promote awareness of dyslexia and other learning difficulties and to raise funds to aid on-going programs in four major areas: information, referrals, conferences, workshops. Literacy issues (poor reading and writing skills) are a national public health concern because of the impact they have on social skills, employment, and especially self-esteem.
We are encouraging the walkers and runners to come in costumes --- so you, as volunteers, are also very welcome to come in a costume. Please come in a literacy themed costume if at all possible.
Health and Education Fair --- 7 -- 11 am
Registration begins at 6:30 am
5K Run begins at 7:30 am
5K Walk begins at 7:45 am
1K Run/Walk begins at 8:00 am
Raffle and Award Ceremonies begin at 9:30 am
Children's Author Event begins at 10:15 am
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So CA Tri-Counties Branch of the International Dyslexia Association
We are a volunteer nonprofit organization consisting of parents and professionals caring about literacy.
Our focus is to benefit individuals, adults, students, educators, and professionals dealing with dyslexia and learning disabilities.
The So CA Tri-Counties Branch (formerly the Inland Empire Branch) is dedicated to informing and educating our communities about dyslexia. Browse our website and learn about dyslexia and dysgraphia: www.dyslexia-ca.org
You may contact us by phone: 951/686-9837 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org