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Ethan & Choco’s Book Club (ECBC) was founded by Leukemia warrior Ethan after he noticed that books and reading were missing from the hospital experience of patients at CHOC Children’s Hospital in Orange County. ECBC is working on building a library and reading program at CHOC, with the goal to make access to books and reading part of patients’ everyday care. ECBC recognizes that literacy support for children fighting cancer and other life-threatening conditions can help promote cognitive development and social connections that are part of thriving through treatment and beyond.
ECBC is a MaxLove Project program and is consistent with MaxLove Project's goal of helping every child to thrive during treatment and beyond. You can learn more about MaxLove Project online at www.maxloveproject.org
Learn more about ECBC at www.ethanandchocosbookclub.com
Follow ECBC on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ethanandchocosbookclub
This will be a fast flat course at (location TBD).
Each participant will get:
- a chip timed by ItzAboutTime.com
- a Custom Event T-Shirt
- Finisher medals for 1K, 5K, and 10K, as well as place medals for 5K and 10K
- the option to add a delicious pancake breakfast.
Entry fee include T-shirt and medals. Pancake breakfast is optional - $4 in advance and $5 on site. Depending upon location, there may be a charge for parking.
Please consider donating $20 for a new children's book at CHOC Children's Hospital or $100 for a Read+Think+Thrive box for a new cancer diagnoses at CHOC. Click on the "Donate" button on the left sidebar to make a donation.
Parking info coming soon.
The registration and check-in tables open at 7:00 AM. People can sign up for the race on-site up until 8:00 AM. Bib pick-up will happen at check-in. There is no advance packet pickup.
Kiwanis Club of Irvine will offer the option to purchase an all-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast for $4. Only cash will be accepted.
We are trying to build this event as a community book drive in addition to a charity run. As such, on site book donations are welcome and greatly appreciated. Books can be purchased at the event from several authors as well as Scholastic, and all donors that put a new book into the ECBC Book Donation Box (at the ECBC booth) will receive a voucher for a free pancake breakfast. If you would like to donate used books, please bring used books to the donation box at the Kids READ! Booth (Kids READ! Is an Orange County based nonprofit that brings thousands of books each year to kids in need.) CHOC Children’s Hospital can only take brand new books, so please don’t put used books in the ECBC Book Donation Box.
$20 Donation: Provides a Hardcover Children’s Book for CHOC Children's Hospital.
$100 Donation: Provides a Read+Think+Thrive Box for a New Cancer Diagnoses at CHOC Children's Hospital.
Help us celebrate children’s books by dressing up as your favorite book character! Prizes will be awarded to the best adult and best kid costumes.
All participants who are registered for the 1K, the 5K , or the 10K will receive a Finisher Medal upon completion of the race. First, second, and third place medals will also be awarded to the top finishers in each of several age categories for the 5K and 10K. The top five finishers of the winning team will also receive a first place medal.
7:00 am - Registration / Check-In Opens
7:00 - 9:30 - Visit Exhibitor booths
7:30 am - Warm up with Master David Clawson of Pakua
8:00 am - 1OK run starts
8:30 am - 5K run starts
8:40 am - 1K walk/run starts
9:00 am - End time for runners and walkers on course.
9:05 am - Presentation of medals to winning team, age group winners, and costume contest winners
9:30/10:00 am - Event ends
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?
Additional race information can be found at https://ethanandchocosbookclub.com/book-it-racing-for-reading-for-hospitalized-kids/.
Come in costume and enter the Book Character Costume Contest!
Prizes awarded to the winning costumes.
Be creative and have fun!!!
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