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Countdown to FUN

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Take a stroll through

where your favorite literary classics will come to life with story activities and games provided by local Pinellas County preschools!  There will be…

— HICKORY DICKORY DASH for kids aged 2-10
—  CARICATURE drawings  with Tim R
—  GAMES, a bounce house, prizes & tons of fun
—  PARENTAL RESOURCES with local early learning centers, partners and vendors
—  FOOD will be provided by Maggie on the Move food truck!

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve is located at:  1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg


9:30AM:  Storybook Village opens & Kid’s Dash Registration begins
10:00AM: 5K Awards
10:30AM: Hickory Dickory Dash
Kids Dash Registration will begin at 9:30am
11:00AM: JACK HARTMAN LIVE, proudly presented by Butterfly Village Kid’s College
11:15AM: Storytime with TREVOR PETTIFORD from Bay News 9
12:30PM: Event Ends


Q. Can I stroll through Storybook Village without being a part of the Readiness Run?
Of course!  Admission to our Storybook Village and resource area is free.  If you want to enter the preserve (trails) you would  pay the $3/adult, $1.50/child admission fees to Boyd Hill.

Q. What time does the Kids Dash start?
The kids dash will follow the race awards, and will begin at 10:30am.  Registration for the Kids Dash will start at 9:30am.  To register your child or children for this fun dash, CLICK HERE

Q. What is the age groups and distance of the Kid’s Dash?
– 200 yard dash: 8-10 year olds
– 100 yard dash: 5-7 year olds
– 50 yard dash: 2-4 year olds
**All Kid’s Dash participants will receive a separate shirt from 5K child/adult race participants**

Q. Is there a  Facebook page?
Yes, Click Here to be directed

Q. How do I sign up to be a volunteer?
Click here to fill out our online volunteer registration form. Thanks!

Q. How do I make a donation in support of the Coalition’s programs?
You can designate your gift online by clicking here. Thank you for your support!

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AMAZING preschools will bring your favorite literary classics to LIFE:

  • Butterfly Village Kid’s College
  • YMCA Preschool Academies
  • R’Club Preschool Academies
  • McMannis Preschool
  • Accelerated Learning Center

Stop By and Say Hi
to our Community Partners:

  • St. Petersburg Library
  • St. Petersburg Police Department
  • St. Petersburg Fire Department
  • YReads!
  • Barnes and Noble of Clearwater
  • Girlfriends of Melrose Elementary
  • Sunstar Paramedics
  • Step up for Students
  • SPC of Education
  • Title 1
  • Florida Department of Health