Join Team Bookin’ It, Open Books Associate Board ‘s annual 5K, 10K, and half marathon fund-racing team. We’ll be running to support Open Books’ transformational literacy programs for students in Chicago. To register, complete the form to the right!

What: Rock N Roll Chicago 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon

When: Sunday, July 17 – Half Marathon/10K; Saturday, July 16 – 5K

The Perks

  • Free race entry*
  • Team Kick-Off Party in late spring
  • A Team Bookin’ It running shirt
  • Fun runs, a training plan, and bi-monthly newsletters with training tips
  • Pre-race pasta dinner
  • A personalized fundraising website
  • Fundraising incentives and support
  • And more!

Fundraising Commitment
Half Marathon – $700 minimum
10K – $375 minimum
5K – $300 minimum

*Runners who do not meet their fundraising minimum by race day will be charged for their race entry.

Want to learn more? Check out our info packet!

Additional Incentives

Top Fundraisers
Top fundraisers at each distance (5K, 10K, and half marathon) will receive an Open Books prize pack and gift card to the Open Books store.

Runner Referral Gift
If you recruit another runner at any distance who fulfills their fundraising minimum, you will receive a limited edition Team Bookin’ It water bottle!

Virtual Runners
For those who wish to support Open Books but are not able to run the Rock n Roll Chicago race, you can still sign up to be a Virtual Runner. Virtual Runners may run another race of their choosing on behalf of Open Books, or set up their own marathon — think book marathon, Netflix marathon, or pledge to walk a certain number of steps before race day.
Virtual Runners who raise at least $250 by race week will receive an Open Books t-shirt and will be invited to the team pre-race pasta party.

Interested in becoming a Virtual Runner? Contact Cary Mele at [email protected] for details on how to set up a fundraising website!





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