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Walk, Read, and Drink for Books for Children
Be there or be virtual! (we send out t shirts in the US)
This is the premier event for the healthy, literate and socially committed athlete with appreciation for irreverence.
Our focus this year is READ.* Proceeds go for books for children.
Walk anywhere from 0 feet to 5k. Walk the route at your own pace. And if your legs need wheels, come wheel-walk. Along the route will be points of participation with volunteers to steer you in the correct direction...as long as you read something for them or walk as directed.
Participate in a wine tasting. Stop at our business sponsors along the route for a refreshing beverage or use your UYA Passport for post-event visits to craft breweries, coffee shops, wine shops, athletic shops, and bookstores listed on the UYA passport. The Passport is a printed card given to each registrant that displays all our business sponsors and their special UYA discount on purchases.
Athlete levels...pick your own. In other 'athlons there are designated levels of ability. At Upyerathlon you can designate all on your own. The wristband is the proof.
Can't be there? Be virtual. We mail out the t shirt, etc right after the event.
Event proceeds are going for children's books to be selected and distributed by St Paul Sprockets (after school programs) and Children's Hospital St Paul --see our website form more information.
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016
Time: 10:30 a.m.. registration table opens, you can walk then if you want...2 - 5 p.m. official start and end.
Location: Starting and ending point is Mears Park in St. Paul, Minn. The route goes through downtown St. Paul and even along the river. Short cuts allowed.
Children: Kids under 12 can participate for free.
Dogs: Dogs can participate for free.
Virtual Participants: Please be sure to specify a t-shirt size, an email, and an address and email firstname.lastname@example.org.
T-shirts: The t-shirts are long-sleeved and the color is cranberry red with white. Sorry no refunds.
More information is available on our website. Don't forget to sign up for our mailing list, too.