Help support childhood literacy by running with us!

We’re bringing together two of United Way’s fundamental pillars–health and education–in a unique combination, that will allow all ages and athletic abilities to come together to highlight the importance of early childhood literacy in our community and help improve lives in Hall County.

Read & Run Pre-Party – Friday, March 1, 2019


Help us celebrate Read Across America Day with a pre-race party that the entire family can enjoy! Activities will include:

  • Packet pickup for all Half Marathon & 5K participants
  • Complimentary pre-race pasta dinner for race registrants 
  • Read Across America Celebration featuring guest The Magical Mr. McClure
  • Fun activities for kids, including face painting, kids songs & more!

Runners get in free–any additional individuals/$10 or family/$20. Tickets available at the door, or through our race store.


Read & Run Half Marathon & 5K – Saturday, March 2, 7:30-11:30am

  • Half Marathon starts at 7:30am
  • 5K starts at 8:00am
  • All participants will receive a t-shirt, finisher’s medal, and free ticket to Pre-Party (to guarantee, register by January 31, 2019)

To register or for more info, visit our event page at

Events will be held rain or shine. In the event of dangerous weather, we will make every effort to reschedule. All entry fees are non-refundable and can be applied to the rescheduled event or donated to United Way of Hall County.

**This course is USATF Certified**


The Venue at Friendship Springs  –  7340 Friendship Springs Blvd, Flowery Branch, GA 30542

Race participant packets will be available for pickup during our Read & Run Pre-Party on Friday, March 1 from 5:00-8:00pm. 

Race registration and packet pickup will also be available the morning of March 2 prior to each race.


Presenting Sponsor – $10,000   SOLD OUT!

Gold Sponsor – $5,000

Silver Sponsor – $2,500

Bronze Sponsor – $1,000

For additional details on sponsorship packages, download our sponsorship form here.

For questions, or to turn in your form, contact Matt Wojteczko.


The Venue at Friendship Springs

7340 Friendship Springs Blvd

Flowery Branch, GA 30542


The Venue is located behind Publix at the intersection of Spout Springs and Friendship Rd. If coming down Friendship Rd from 211, cross over Spout Springs and enter the Publix entrance on the right. If coming from Spout Springs/985, turn right on Friendship and enter at the Publix sign. If coming from Friendship Rd and 985 turn left at the Publix sign before you hit Spout Springs.

You will see Braselton PD directing traffic at the entrance. The Venue will be a free-standing building a couple hundred yards off the road to your left. Please enter the parking lot through the second entrance on your left, and feel free to park wherever you find an open spot.


The Half Marathon event will begin at 7:30am. The 5K event will begin at 8am. If you are registered for the 5K, you may want to make arrangements to arrive before 7:30am as you may run into a delay due to the start of the Half Marathon.

Registration & Check-In:

Registration will begin at 6:30am. We will allow runners to register the day of the race. We will also have check-in & bag pickup available in the morning. If you have not picked up your runners bag, or are coming with someone who has not registered, please allow additional time for this process.

If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. You can also find more info at