Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County is a nonprofit organization that provides free, confidential tutoring to adults, out-of-school teens and English language learners in reading, writing, and conversational English and provides programs to improve the literacy skills of children. The Literacy 5K Run/Walk raises needed funds to provide these programs to adults and families in Rensselaer County...Run today. Tutor tomorrow. Runners and Walkers are needed to participate.
The Race Day schedule includes a Story Walk for children, an 1.5 mile guided Nature Walk, a Youth Mile and the 5K Run/Walk followed by an Awards Ceremony at 11:15 am. This is a family friendly event and will include children's activities, and health and educational activities provided by local businesses and/or agencies. The Schodack Landing Fire Dept. will also be hosting a chicken BBQ at the Literacy Run, 11:00 am-1:00 pm. In addition participants and families will have the opportunity to remain in the park and enjoy the many amenities it offers including the picnic areas, 8 miles of trails, biking, volleyball, horseshoes, and a kayak/canoe launch site. The park is designated as a State Estuary having a portion of the park sheltering a Bird Conservation Area that is home to bald eagles, cerulean warblers and blue herons that nest in the cottonwood trees. Day of Race registration begins at 7:45 a.m.
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