The BTB 5K Run/Walk will take place on May 19, 2019 in Brooklyn's Prospect Park. The race will start at 8:00AM.
The event features a professional pre-race warm-up & stretch, a professional announcer, live DJ, one of a kind BTB event gear, and just an amazing time with friends, family, neighbors, co-workers and other charitable individuals like yourself.
You don't have to be a runner, or even a jogger to enjoy this event. You can walk, bring your kids and pets, or even rollerblade!
Signing up is easy! Just select "Join or start a team" or "register as an individual" to get started! We really hope that you'll start a team, and recruit other runners - it's the easiest way to make the largest impact!
This is one of our favorite events of the year, and we'll make sure it's worth your while. With prizes for top fundraisers, and an after-race meet up, this year's 5k should be our best yet!
View the Course Map Here
Behind the Book was founded in 2003 based on the idea that every student has a reader inside of them. We bring authors and their books into undeserved NYC classrooms to inspire students to fall in love with reading.
Through a series of workshops that include two author visits, art projects, field trips, and research and writing sessions with volunteer coaches, Behind the Book's programs take students on a journey that creates an intellectual and emotional bond to a book.
Funds raised through the BtB 5K will ensure that 2,000 students in 17 NYC Title one schools will have the opportunity to participate in BtB's one-of-a-kind programs that improve students' reading and writing, building a foundation for success in school and life.