Team Bookin' It 2020

Open Books’ annual fundraiser Team Bookin’ It brings together runners, readers, and walkers in support of literacy. To get started and join the team, please fill out our registration form

This year, there are three options for participation:

  1. RUN/WALK with Open Books and Team Bookin’ It in the Race Against Gun Violence at Grant Park. You can register for an 8K run, a 5K run, or a 2 mile walk. All events take place on Thursday, June 4th at 6:30pm. Check out our team page here
  2. READ with Team Bookin’ It at the second annual Read-a-Thon on Saturday, June 13th. Throughout that day, TBI will have readers present and reading at Open Books’ West Loop Bookstore (651 W Lake St.) every hour that the store is open. Our readers are there to demonstrate our commitment to Open Books and the wonderful power of literacy.
  3. VIRTUAL FUNDRAISE and let your creativity run wild! You can still be part of the TBI team as a virtual fundraiser or donate directly to our team page.

Fundraising Minimums: 

As a runner, walker, or reader, you will also be fundraising on behalf of Open Books. We ask that you set an appropriate fundraising goal for you, while also challenging yourself to raise as much as you can for literacy! That said, we are asking individuals to set a fundraising goal above a certain minimum. Please see below for information about fundraising minimums:

Associate Board Members: $300 or more for all participation levels

Non Associate Board Members: $100 or more for all participation levels


***A note about our response to COVID-19***

We are following guidance from the host organization for the Race Against Gun Violence about whether we can move forward with that event specifically. The same is true for the Read-a-Thon. We will notify our team members as soon as we have updated information.

If we are not able to host these events in person, we will move forward with virtual running and walking, where team members will run independently sometime in June, and just submit their results to us directly.