Sun September 8, 2019 Irvine, CA US 92620 Directions

5K Run/Walk

7:00AM PDT - 10:00AM PDT

10K Run/Walk

7:00AM PDT - 10:00AM PDT

1K Fun Walk/Run

7:00AM PDT - 10:00AM PDT
Jeffrey Trail Open Space and Middle School
155 Visions
Irvine, CA US 92620

5K/10K & 1K Kids Fun Run

 This will be a fast flat course at Jeffrey Trail Open Space and Middle School in Irvine, CA. 

Each participant will get:
- a chip timed by (5K and 10K only)
- a Custom BOOK IT! 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.
Note that the 1K Fun Run is NOT TIMED.

Entry fee include T-shirt and medals.  Pancake breakfast is optional - $4 in advance and $5 on site. 

  • 5K - Open  = $40
  • 5K - 12 and under = $30. Price will reflect at checkout.
  • 10K - Open = $45
  • 10K - 12 and under = $35. Price will reflect at checkout 
  • 1K fun run = $30*

Timetable of Events 

6:30 am - Registration / Check-In Opens
7:00 - 10:00 - Visit Exhibitor booths
7:10 am - Book Character Costume Contest - Participate in our literary costume contest!
7:25 am - Warm up with Master David Clawson of Pakua
7:40 am - Ethan's Welcome
7:43 am - National anthem (Abigail Tweedt)
7:45 am - 1K Fun Run starts
8:15 am - 5K and 10K run starts
9:00 - 9:30 am - Once Upon a Storybook Author Storytime
9:45 am - End time for runners and walkers on course. 
9:50 am - Presentation of medals to winning team, age group winners, and overall winners
10:00 am - Event ends



  1. There are more than 250 parking spaces at Jeffrey Trail Middle school.
       (combination of existing parking spaces and parking on basketball courts)
  2. Parking for this event is limited to Jeffrey Trail Middle School (155 Visions). No parking is allowed in the lots south of Jeffrey Trail (the Cypress Community Center or to the North at Trabuco Center.)
  3. Parking spaces at Jeffrey Trails Middle school and on the basketball courts are reserved for the BOOK IT Run participants. Please make sure you park in only these two areas.  All vehicles should enter from the Visions entrance.  Please fill the spaces on the basketball courts first and do not park in spaces reserved for the church that meets at the school later that morning.
  4. Once you have parked, head over to the outdoor basketball court area to check-in and get your bib and T-shirt and visit the expo area.
  5. At 6:00 am, the Roosevelt entrance to the parking lot will be closed to ensure the safety of participants heading to and from the trail.
    Parking monitors in orange vests will direct traffic to the entrance and exits on Visions.  The Roosevelt Rd entrance will be reopened when all of the  runners have completed their run. 

Arrival and Check-In

The registration and check-in tables open at 6:30 AM. People can sign up for the race on-site up until 7:30 AM. Bib pick-up will happen at check-in. There is no advance packet pickup. 

Pancake Breakfast

Kiwanis Club of Irvine will offer the option to purchase an all-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast for $4. Only cash will be accepted. 

Book Purchases and Donations

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 brought to the event (new books only) or 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 gently 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.

  • Earns racer a free pancake breakfast on race day (provided by Kiwanis Club of Irvine)

$100 Donation:  Provides a Read+Think+Thrive Box for a New Cancer Diagnoses at CHOC Children's Hospital.

  • Will fund a complete Read+Think+Thrive Box, which is a set of 10 new books and a toolbox of art supplies to a new pediatric cancer diagnosis at CHOC Children’s Hospital (curated by age and gender of child).
  • Donor name included in the box as the sponsor. 
  • Earns racer up to five free pancake breakfasts on race day (provided by Kiwanis Club of Irvine)
  • A donation of 5+ book boxes ($500 or more) makes the donor an event sponsor, with special custom book plates for the book boxes, booth space if desired, and name/logo on event t-shirt (per benefits as specified on BOOK IT! sponsor form). 


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.  


All groups/teams of 5 participants or more will automatically be part of the "team" competition, which will compare the fastest five runners from each team. First place medals will be awarded to the winning team.

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Character Costume Contest!

Run as Your Favorite Book Character.

Help us celebrate children’s books by dressing up as your favorite book character! Costume contest will be held at 7:00am, immediately before the race warm-up. First, second, and third place Prizes will be awarded.
Be creative and have fun!!!

BOOK IT 2019 Sponsors and Partners

Thank you to our event sponsors and partners, we are deeply grateful for your support of our cause. And a huge thank you to KOI CBD for stepping up to be BOOK IT 2019!'s Title Sponsor!


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. Currently, ECBC is running a bedside reading program in patient rooms, a mobile book cart for patients in isolation, and is gifting books to patients in a variety of ways (e.g., curated book boxes for new cancer diagnoses, monthly book give-away parties, BOO-KS for Treats on Halloween). 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.

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