Come join us for our 12th Annual Botanical Boogie 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run!
The Junior League of Douglas County is a non-profit organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, to developing the potential of women, and to improving the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Our primary focus is literacy initiatives in our community. By emphasizing the foundation of literacy, we are helping to prepare the children to enter school prepared to learn, to be enthusiastic about learning, and to be strong students. Some of our community placements include Book Brigade program (distributing books and talking about the importance of literacy to 2nd graders), Kids in the Kitchen program (teaching kids at the Boys and Girls Club how to cook healthy meals and how literacy plays a role in cooking), and our Breakfast with Santa program (providing pictures with Santa, gifts, and stockings to all 144 students enrolled in Douglas County HeadStart).
Did you know?
* Reading skill is the single greatest predictor of future academic success. (National Assessment of Education Progress)
* 40% of America's children have difficulty learning to read. (National Institute for Child Health and Human Development, 1998)
* People in the US who are illiterate represent 75% of the unemployed; a third of mothers receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children; 85% of juveniles who appear in court and 60% of prison inmates. (Straight Talk About Reading, 1998).
$25 adults & virtual runners for the 5K: pre-register by March 15th, 2018 to guarantee a t-shirt.
Adults 5K: $30 onsite race day registration (Shirts only while supply lasts after 3/15/19).
Adults, 5K No-Shirt option: $15 through 3/15, $20 onsite race day.
Children 12 and under - 1 mile fun run: $15 (Shirts only while supply lasts after 3/15/19)
Other Important Info:
* Theme - Literacy!! Come dressed as your favorite Book Character! Prizes for the Top 3 Costumes. Help us promote the love of reading!
* Awards/Medals will be given to the top 3 male and female runners in each age category.
* It will be held at the Boundary Waters Soccer Run Course!
* Fun for the entire family. Stroller Friendly. Food vendors onsite! Other local vendors will be set up as well. Make a day out of it with us!
* 1 Mile Fun Run will start at 9:30 am and 5K will start at 10 am!