Books on the Run

Organized by: Martin

Martin's Photo


"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

- Margaret Mead


Our Background

Our classroom is made up of 25 scholars attending Frost Lake Elementary in Saint Paul, Minnesota (U.S.). The students have challenged themselves to read 100 books and run 100 miles as a classroom before the New York City Marathon takes place (November 2nd, 2014). Students will be given an opportunity to participate in a kids 5k race to show off their skills. To top it off, their teacher (me) will be running the New York City Marathon. Proceeds from this fundraiser provide new books and pay for digital applications that support struggling readers and enhance literacy skills for all. 

What's the Point?

Independent reading is a powerful tool in building academic achievement. This project is driven to motivate our students to read but also be physically active. A significant ammount of research has shown that maintaining an active lifestyle and the potential for academic achievement can go hand-in-hand. Oh yeah! Both reading and running promote perserverance, personal responsibilty, and independence.

We'll be updating our progress with our adventures in running and reading. Check back frequently for personal stories, pictures, videos, and more! 

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What's in it for me? 

Well, once you donate, you should feel really good about yourself. If that's not the case, we have plenty of incentives below. 


Chip in $1 or more

Every dollar counts towards our goal and for a dollar you'll get our eternal gratitude, as well as regular updates throughout our project.

Chip in $5 or more 

As well as our eternal thanks and gratitude, for just a few dollars more we will mention you on the credits in our sponsors/support section on the website, so people will be able to see that you have really helped to make this happen!!

Chip in $10 or more

Digital Photocards
We'll send you a signed photocard with the photo taken from our classroom to thank you for your support. We will of course provide you with regular updates as to our progress and be incredibly grateful for your help, and mention you in credits on our sponsor/support page.

Chip in $25 or more

A Books on the Run personalized t-shirt! 

We will also provide you with regular updates from the course of our training and journeys, and mention you in credits on our sponsor/support page.

Chip in $50 or more

Table Calendar

Together with regular updates from the journey, we will provide you with a small table calendar that features photos from our work. As always, we will keep you updated about our progress and mention you in credits on our sponsor/support page.

Chip in $100 or more
Video post card from New York City
A personalized video post-card from the New York City Marathon, thanking you for your support. Also we'll provide you with regular updates from throughout our project, and mention you in credits on our sponsors/support page.

Chip in $250 or moreVideo call from our classroom
We'll call you through video conferencing application to thank you personally and to give you a personal update about any  to answer any questions that you might have. We'll also send you a personal photocard to further thank you for your support, provide regular updates from throughout this training, and mention you in credits on our sponsor/support page.

Questions or Comments?

Want more juicy details? Have anymore thoughts? Suggestions are always welcome. If you would like to offer other ways to support our cause, please let me know! On the right side of the page you will see a link to message the organizer. 




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