Run for Reading

5K Run & Walk

Join us for a special event where every stride fuels the power of positive change! Children’s Literacy Initiative proudly presents Run 4 Reading – more than just a 5K, it's a celebration of literacy, empowerment, and community.

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Coming together in support of children, teachers, and equitable education

For 35 years, CLI has been a literacy trailblazer, and now, we're kicking off our annual fundraising extravaganza on Saturday, April 13, 2024. Get ready to experience the thrill in person at the iconic FDR Park in Philadelphia, PA, or virtually from wherever your running shoes take you!
Say goodbye to Raise a Glass for Reading and hello to a whole new era! Run 4 Reading isn't just a shift; it's a bold transformation, a journey into the heart of our partner communities. With over 57,000 passionate supporters, we are ready as to connect with an even larger group of literacy enthusiasts and champions through this new event.
We are preparing for up to 200 participants at the local event, locking arms with another 200 virtual champions. This is not just a run/walk; it is a race toward a brighter future for Black and Latinx children, driven by the collective power of literacy advocates like you.


Saturday, April 13, 2024
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM


FDR Park
1500 Pattison Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19145

Sponsor Run for Reading

If you are looking to elevate your brand and participation, we have sponsorship opportunities available.

As a sponsor, you will have the opportunity to show your commitment to education, community, and positive change. Choose from a range of sponsorship packages designed to maximize your visibility, from logo placements on event materials, to prime recognition during the race experience. Be a driving force in the movement towards a brighter future for Black and Latinx children, while gaining valuable exposure to our vast community.

Do not miss the chance to be part of this inaugural event—seize a sponsorship opportunity for Run 4 Reading and be a catalyst for change! For more information, contact Stephanie Tallman, at

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