The 5K for Dyslexia is a family friendly 5K run/walk benefitting a local non-profit that will help children with dyslexia in our community. One hundred percent of all proceeds will be given to teachers and tutors in our Fishers community that would like to be trained in the Orton Gillingam approach, to help children with dyslexia and other struggling readers. Orton Gillingham is an evidence based, best in class, reading approach that helps all readers. However, it normally costs anywhere between $600 to $5,000 per person to achieve this certification. Our goal is to provide full funding for teachers and tutors in our community to support struggling readers.
Our inaugural run/walk will take place at 8AM on Saturday, October 7th in downtown Fishers. Runners, walkers, strollers and participants of all ages and abilities are welcome. All participants will recieve an official 5K for Dyslexia medal and custom t-shirt. Join us, have fun, and make a difference!
IT’S RACE WEEK!
The 5K for Dyslexia is THIS Saturday, October 7th. We are so excited for you to be part of this first ever event!
Packet Pick-Up is THIS Friday
Packet Pick-Up for our 5K for Dyslexia is this Friday, October 6th- 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Packet Pick-Up will be located at Fleet Feet Fishers on Friday (say that 5 times fast!). Fleet Feet Fishers: 8965 E 116th Street, Fishers IN 46038.
Note: All race packets MUST be picked up THIS FRIDAY, 10/6/23. No packets will be sent out via mail. No packets will be available for pick-up race morning.
5K for Dyslexia is THIS Saturday
The 5K for Dyslexia will begin at 8AM, Saturday, October 7th. The start line is just west of the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater (6 Municipal Drive, Fishers, IN 46038), in downtown Fishers. See course map at bottom of this email.
PARKING is available at the following locations: Flexware Innovation building parking lot, Ellipse Building parking lot, Hamilton East Public Library parking lot, The Switch Building parking garage, The Depot Building parking garage, & The Station parking garage (see map below). There is no parking at the start/finish line area. Please arrive early to avoid congestion. Municipal Drive and North Street will close at 7AM, so please plan your route accordingly.
RESTROOMS are available near our Start/Finish Line at the NPD Amphitheater, as well as the Pavilion Conference Room Building (see map below). There are no public restrooms on our course.
COURSE: We have a beautiful route for you, showcasing downtown Fishers and one of the most scenic stretches of the Nickel Plate Trail! Course map is below for your reference. Note: Please stay to your right on the Nickel Plate Trail, to allow for runners approaching from the opposite direction.
WATER STATION: We will have one water station, located at our turnaround point, just before 106th street on the Nickel Plate Trail. This will be approximately 1.6 miles into the route.
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