"Reading Around the Square" 5k Walk/Run, Book Drive, and Literacy Festival

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Name: "Reading Around the Square" 5k Walk/Run, Book Drive, and Literacy Festival
Date: September 14, 2013
Time: 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM CDT
Event Description:
Come to the Land of Oz and support literacy in Ozark!  
Bring a new book to donate for kids to 'follow their rainbow' of learning. 
8:00 am   5k Walk/ Run (See Fee Description below/ OMRR Site for Sign Up)
9:00 am   Pancake Breakfast sponsored by Village Inn
10:15 am Kids Bike, Trike, Wagon, Scooter Parade led by Dorothy & Toto
11:00 am* Edible Book Contest  
1:00 pm * Amazing Dog and "Who's Your Toto?"  - Audience Participation Contest  
1st Prize of $100.00 Gift Certificate to 417 Pet Sitting, 2nd Prize Grooming by Chris & Holly, 3rd Prize Gourmet Dog Biscuit Gift Set   

     The square will be transformed into Oz and the Emerald City with many booths, food, stage performances, and fun contests throughout the day.    Bring your kids for the bicycle, scooter, wagon kids parade at 10:00 am and your "Best Friend" is invited to participate in the amazing dog contest. 
    Show off your culinary skills and make an entry for the "Edible Book Contest" !     All proceeds will benefit the goal of putting a brand new book in the hands of every child in grades Pre-K through 6th grade in the Ozark Public School System.  

*Contest times may change 
Historic Downtown Square in Ozark MO
Date/Time Information:
07:30 am is the 5K Run, followed by a pancake breakfast at 9:00.   The Kids Parade starts at 10:00 am with a dog  'show and tell' contest and many more fun events to follow until 2:00 pm.  
Contact Information:
417 581 6139
Attention all Chamber Businesses:  Booths are available to area businesses and caterers for $20.00, contact the Christian County Headliner at 581-5968  to show your support of this great community event!
5K fees will be 25.00 which will include T-Shirt and breakfast
This Book Drive and Literacy Festival is free to attend for kids and adults all ages


The Square
Ozark, MO
5 Km
Chris Bauman

(417) 582-5953
Race Form
Course Map

Reading Around the Square presents…The Book’n it 5K run
Come run with us in the Land of Oz…
All proceeds will go to purchase new books for children in the Ozark’s Community

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