Register for the 2017 Book it for Books 5k

Join Reading is Fundamental of Northern Virginia for the Book it For Books 5k/One Mile Fun Run on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Bluemont Park, 601 N. Manchester St. Arlington, VA 22203, starting at 9:30 am.

Registration Information:

5k: $30 through September 30, $35 until online registration closes on October 27 at 8:00 pm, $40 during packet pick up and on race day

Fun Run: $20 until online registration closes on October 27 at 8:00 pm, $25 during packet pick up and on race day

Packet pick up will be available at the =PR= Arlington Store (4501 North Fairfax Dr, Arlington, VA 22203) from 3-6 p.m. on Saturday, October 28, Then again at the race site on Sunday, October 29 starting at 8:30 a.m.

Awards will be given to the overall male and female finishers. Medals will be given to all Fun Run finishers. 

Race shirts with the RIF logo will be guaranteed to all participants who register online by October 13. Shirts will be available on a first come first serve basis for late registrants. 

Reading Is Fundamental of Northern Virginia, Inc. (RIF of NOVA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to motivate children to read by providing them with high-quality, free books of their choosing and to work alongside them, their parents and their community to make reading a fun and meaningful part of their lives. 

Reading is Fundamental's goal is to provide extra books for needy children in the RIF program in our Northern Virginia schools. After a successful first race in 2016, we are committing to make this our annual fundraiser. To that end, we plan to have a 5k followed by a 1 mile fun run for the children, who are encouraged to dress in costume for Halloween. In addition, we are offering incentives to RIF programs in the schools to make extra money for the books by forming team to run. 

We will set up the same day registration for the event at 8:30 am at the Bluemont Shelter where the race begins, and will start the 5k at 9:30 am. We will announce winners and hand out prizes at the end of the race while runners eat light snacks that will be available at the shelter. 

Learn more about Reading is Fundamental of Northern Virginia by visiting our website: 

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I know that running can be a hazardous activity and that I should not enter and run unless I am medically able and properly trained. I assume all risks associated with running, including, but not limited to, falls, weather conditions including high heat and/or humidity, contact with other participants, the effects of the road and traffic on the course, all such risks being known and appreciated by me. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts, I for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release Potomac River Running, Inc., Potomac River Running Charitable and Educational Events Inc., Commonwealth Race Management, Inc., and all event partners, sponsors and volunteers, their representatives and successors from all claims or liability of any kind arising out of my participation in this race even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons named in this waiver. Further, I grant permission to all of the foregoing to use any photographs, motion pictures, or other record of this event for any legitimate purpose without compensation to me. For safety reasons, I agree not to officiate with any of the following: Wheelchairs, strollers, baby joggers, skates, pets or headsets. I understand that there are no refunds should severe weather cancel the event. I further understand that this event may change date or location if required by local authorities. I agree that my email address will be added to the Potomac River Running and Commonwealth Race Management email list.

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