Read, Right & Run Marathon @HOME

Our award winning school-based youth program is now available for you to participate in at home! Together, you and your child can READ 26 books, RIGHT the community with 26 good deeds, and RUN 26 individual miles. You will cross the finish line together on April 6, 2019 to complete your marathon!


  • 8-Week Program curriculum reading, “righting” (doing good deeds), and running
  • Final event on Saturday, April 6, 2019  – Run a 1-mile fun run together in Forest Park
  • Shirt & Finisher’s Medal for all!
  • Welcome kit for grown-up and kid mailed after registration


Read 26 books (together or individually) throughout the 8 week program. Those chapter books count too…30 pages equals 1 book! Grab your library card and head out the door to start your reading journey!


GO! St. Louis encourages you to become involved and make a difference in your community! Help with trail clean-up in your area, or leave an uplifting note for a teacher, or make no-sew blankets for a local children’s organization. The possibilities are endless when you are doing the RIGHT thing!


Using the Read, Right & Run training plan (located here), run 26 individual miles during the 8-week program. Work your way through the training plan to prepare yourself for a 1-mile fun run on April 6 in Forest Park. Run and cross the finish line together and accomplish your READ, RIGHT & RUN Marathon goal!


Parent/child teams will run a 1-mile fun run together on race day!

RACE LOCATION: Forest Park Visitor’s Center

START TIME: 8:00 am


  • Friday, April 5 – pick up at the GO! St. Louis Health & Fitness Expo, taking place from 10am-6pm at the Emerson Performance Center at Harris-Stowe State University.

  • Saturday, April 6 – pick up at the race site in Forest Park beginning at 7:00am