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Readiness Run

The Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County, Inc. invites you to join our third annual PreK 5K:Readiness Run and Storybook Village family event on Saturday, April 14th!!


Click Here to check out the photo gallery from 2017’s event!


Villagers are invited to step into a Fairytale Forest, where adults and children can run, walk and experience the beauty of Boyd Hill Nature Park on Lake Maggiore…with a few extra surprises!   At the end of the race, everyone is invited into our Storybook Village, where literary classics will be brought to life by community childcare providers.  There will be reading activities, games, parent resources, entertainment and more–all to support the importance of early learning and literacy.  All proceeds will go towards Coalition programs that serve the children of Pinellas County.

2018 Schedule of Events

  • 7:45a-8:45a:  5K Registration
  • 9:00a:  PreK 5K Readiness Run starts
  • 9:30a:  Storybook Village Opens
  • 9:30-10:30a: Kids Yoga
  • 10:00a:  Race Awards
  • 10:30a:  Hickory Dickory Kids Dash
  • 11:00a: Storytime with…

Race registration fees vary, but entrance to Storybook Village is FREE!  Come out and support the children of Pinellas County and the Early Learning programs that give them a head start!



Ready to Run?

CLICK HERE to Register






For the Hickory Dickory Kids Dash, Please REGISTER HERE

5K Information

Check-out more detailed information on our PreK 5K Readiness Run including FAQ’s and a Course Map.

If you still have questions about our race, please contact Mary Burns at (727) 400-4442.


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Storybook Village Information

Check-out more detailed information about our Storybook Village area including Hickory Dickory Dash information, FAQ’s and a printable flyer to share!

If you still have questions about Storybook Village, please contact Linda Johnson at (727) 400-4464.


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A Special THANK YOU to our Sponsors!





Thank You Participating Partners

Thank You to our Generous Board Members


Elliott Stern: $500

Nancy St. Arnold: $250

Karen Williams Seel: $250
Pinellas County Commisioner

Dr. James Sewell, JWB: $250