17th Annual Jerri Horning Memorial Run for Literacy

Featuring a 5K Run, 5K Walk, 1 Mile Fun Run & Kids 50 Yard Dash

Presented by Phoenix West Reading Council
Rio Vista Park
8866 W. Thunderbird Rd. - Peoria, AZ
The park entrance is about a third of a mile west of the Loop 101 on Thunderbird

When: Sunday, April 28, 2013 7:00-9:30 a.m.
Phone: 602.954.8341

6:30 Registration opens
7:10 Warm-up with Crossfit Untouchable
7:40 5K Run
7:40 5K Walk
7:45 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk
8:40 Kids 50 Yard Dash
9:00 Awards Ceremony


All races start and finish at Rio Vista Park.


All entrants receive race T-shirt, goodie bag and post race refreshments provided by event sponsors. Books awarded to all race participants. Raffle and Silent Auction prizes given after the Awards Program.

Trophies presented to the top three overall males and females in the 5K Run.
The top three males and females receive awards in the 5K Run and 5K Walk in the following age groups: 12 & under, 13-15,16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+

The top three males and females receive awards in the 1 Mile Fun Run in the following age groups: 12 & under, 13 and above.

Ribbons awarded to all children in the 50 Yard Dash at the finish line.

Entry Fee
$12.00 12 & under; 60 & over through Race Day
$15.00 If postmarked by April 20
$18.00 April 21 thru April 27
$20.00 Race Day

Proceeds Benefit Arizona Classroom Literacy

Literacy grants are awarded to teachers for classroom literacy projects. Teachers are presented with a check for $300 for the purchase of literacy materials from sponsors of the Run For Literacy.

Mail-in Registrationhttp://allarizonarunningevents.com/Registration/run_for_literacy_registration.htm
Online Registrationhttp://www.active.com/running/peoria-az/jerris-run-for-literacy-2013

Early Check-In/Packet Pick-Up
Runner's Den, 6505 N. 16th St.
Saturday, April 27, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

To volunteer for this successful community event, email Melissa Selby at mselby19@yahoo.com

See you Sunday, April 28th!

14th Annual Run for Literacy
Sponsored by:




Harcourt School Publishers



Watermill Express

Pearson Scott Foresman


Gardner’s Book Service

Bally Total Fitness


Food Sales West

Bear Essential News for Kids




JB's Restaurants

Chain Reaction

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

Delta Dental

Arrowhead Dental

Banner Thunderbird

Phoenix Suns

Canvas On Demand

Arizona Cardinals

Desert Schools Federal Credit Union

Moe’s Southwest Grill

Old Country Buffet

San Diego
Automotive Museum

CVS Pharmacy

Cold Stone Creamery

Gordon Biersch

Johnny Rockets


Reading is Fundamental

International Reading Association

Arizona Reading Association

Greater Paradise Valley Reading Council

Discovery Toy

Drawn To Comics

Yard House

Besides running or walking in the 5K or 1 mile races, there are many other features at the Run For Literacy!

Browse vendor tables: Gardner 's Books - Discovery Toy - many more!  

Pick up delicious food: Starbucks Coffee - Old Country Buffet Cookies - Albertson's Bananas  

Enter to win raffle prizes or bid on silent auction items when you arrive!

Raffle Prizes

Silent Auction Items

Conrad Storad Autographed Books
(Author of books such as
Lizards for Lunch and Don’t Call Me Pig)

Phoenix Suns Autographed Mickael Pietrus Basketball

JB's Restaurants Gift Certificates

Arizona Diamondbacks
Tickets (4)

  Free Burger, Fries, and Drink at Johnny Rockets

Arizona Cardinals Autographed Football- Signed by Ken Whisenhunt

  Cold Stone Creamery Gift Certificates


Wildlife World Zoo Free Child Admission Tickets

Yard House Gift Certificates

And Much More!

And Much More!

Check back for updated raffle and silent auction prizes!

Run for Literacy Earns Phoenix West Reading Council Community Service Award

NEWARK, DELAWARE, USA - The Phoenix West Reading Council earned a 2006 Community Service Award for its lliteracy project, Run for Literacy. The International Reading Association Local Council Community Service Award is sponsored by Scholastic, Inc. The award and a check for $300 will be presented to the Phoenix West Reading Council on April 30, 2005, at IRA's 51st Annual Convention in Chicago, Illinois. A growing number of communities recognize the crucial role literacy skills play in local economies and quality of life.

To promote reading, Phoenix West Reading Council works with more than 50 local businesses and community partners. The Run for Literacy - a 5K run, 5K walk, 1 mile fun run and kids' 50-yard dash -attracts more than 600 runners and walkers of all ages from Maricopa County and surrounding cities. Council members volunteer time and energy to ensure a successful event, from contacting sponsors and contributors to manning registration on race day.

For more information about Run for Literacy, contact Phoenix West Reading Council past president Jerri Horning at j_horning@cox.net. Shirley Morton, smorton@reading.org, can provide additional information about the IRA Local Council Community Service Award program. To learn more about IRA, visit www.reading.org.

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