Another Successful Fun Run At Story Land In The Books
Photo Courtesy of Believe In Books Literacy Foundation
On Labor Day morning, 398 kids from all over New England came to Story Land to run for a great cause. Believe in Books Literacy Foundation partnered with Memorial Hospital and Story Land to create this event 5 years ago and this year’s Fun Run ended up being the biggest to date. Over 50 volunteers signed up to help with registration as well as guiding young runners through the course.
After registration, the runners got to see some of their favorite characters such as Winnie the Pooh, Eeyore, & Tigger at registration. Mother Goose, Tinker Bell, Peter Pan, Cinderella, Little Bo Beep, & Scarecrow from Story Land all made appearances as the races were about to start and were there at the finish line cheering on the kids.
Races started off right at 9 am with the 9-12 year olds running 1K through Story Land followed by the Tot Trot for children 4 and under. The 5 and 6 year olds followed by the 7 and 8 year olds each ran a different ½K through the amusement park.
At the finish line, the Story Land Characters with a few of the medical staff from Memorial Hospital handed out medals to each participant. Each participant also received a free pass into Story Land for that day.
Erin Sweeny From Believe in Books said “We are so grateful with how successful this event turned out to be and look forward to our next fundraiser, The 100 Acre Challenge: a 5k Obstacle Adventure on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017.”
This fundraiser is one of many that the Believe In Books Literacy Foundation has created to help support its literacy initiatives. The Believe In Books Literacy Foundation is a Charitable 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit guided by the needs and involvement of the communities of which it serves, with a mission to advance healthy development of young minds through literacy programs that encourage early reading, imagination, and physical activity. Visit believeinbooks.org for more information about our fundraisers and literacy programs.