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Literacy 5K Run/Walk

May 7, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday, May 7, 2023
The Corning Preserve, Albany, NY
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Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County is in its 55th year as a nonprofit organization providing free, confidential tutoring to adults, out-of-school teens, and English language learners. We provide individual and group classes in Math, reading, writing, and conversational English. Lunch time reading programs are offered to elementary-aged school children.

The Literacy 5K Run/Walk raises funds for programs in Rensselaer and Albany Counties and around the Capital Region.

Interested in learning more, or thinking about volunteering? Please call Nancy at 518-244-4650, or email

Race Details
The Race Day schedule includes a Youth Mile and 5K Run/Walk, followed by an Awards Ceremony.

Virtual Option

The Literacy 5K has a virtual option, which means that people can participate wherever they are! Each entrant will get a virtual race bib and the opportunity to upload a photo and report their results on their confirmation page. Entrants can complete their 5K at any time, in any location during the weekend of May 5-7. The event will have a photo album and results page online.

Times and Fees
8:30 a.m. – Registration/Packet Pick-Up opens
9:30 a.m. – Youth Mile (ages 14 & under)  $10 Pre-registration* / $15 Race day
10:00 a.m. – 5K Run/Walk   $30 Pre-registration* / $35 Race Day
11:15 a.m. – Awards Ceremony

Additional Race Details
Participants in the 5K and the Youth Mile will receive a commemorative Literacy Run/Walk T-Shirt (while supplies last). Awards to top three male and female finishers in the 5K, and top male and female of Youth Mile.

Sponsored Runners
You can become a Sponsored Runner by obtaining $50 or more in fundraising contributions via your personal Fundraising Page, which you can set up and manage through your registration confirmation email. Once you have raised at least $50, you will be eligible to have your entry fee waived.

Want to sponsor a runner? Click here.

To Register a Team
Click on CREATE TEAM below. The first registrant will be considered the captain and will create the team.
Once the team is created, individual team members must register themselves by clicking on JOIN A TEAM. Individual team members will be required to pay their own entry fee.

Team discounts! Create a team and recruit your friends, co-workers, teammates, etc. to sign up. The more people you have, the more of a discount you will receive. 10 people registered gives everyone on the team a 10% discount. 20 people, 20% and a max discount for 30 people – 30%! **discount only applies to 5K registration and is automatically refunded when online registration closes on 5/5**


May 7, 2023
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Corning Preserve Boat Launch
Corning Preserve Boat Launch
Albany, NY 12207 United States
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