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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.
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 Jeffrey Trail Open Space and Middle School in Irvine, CA.
Each participant will get:
- a chip timed by ItzAboutTime.com (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.
Please consider donating to the online book drive -- $20 for a new children's book at CHOC Children's Hospital or $100 for a Read+Think+Thrive box for a new cancer diagnosis at CHOC. Click on the "Donate" button on the left sidebar to make a donation. Free pancake breakfast for book donations (1 per online book donation, 5 breakfasts for book box donation, one voucher per onsite book donation)
Parking info coming soon.
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.
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 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.
$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! First, second, and third place Prizes will be awarded.
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.
6:30 am - Registration / Check-In Opens
7:00 - 10:00 - Visit Exhibitor booths
7:10 am - Book Character 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
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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