Team Bookin' It 2020

Open Books’ annual fundraiser Team Bookin’ It will take place as part of Chicago’s Race Against Gun Violence, and will bring a team of runners, readers, and walkers together in support of literacy. To get started and join the team, please fill out our registration form, or contact us at [email protected].

This year, there are three options for participation on our team:

  1. RUN/WALK with Open Books and Team Bookin’ It in the Race Against Gun Violence, hosted by our partner, Strides for Peace. You can register for an 8K run, a 5K run, or a 2 mile walk. All events will be virtual, throughout the week of September 19-26, and culminate with a live-streamed party on the evening of Saturday, September 26th. Check out our team page here
  2. READ with Team Bookin’ It at the second annual Read-a-Thon on Sunday, September 20th. Throughout that day, TBI will have readers present and reading at Open Books’ West Loop Bookstore (651 W Lake St.) or reading virtually (TBD) 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. VIRTUALLY 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

Register for the Read-a-Thon!

Thank you to this year’s team sponsors: