Virtual Book-It Race


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Julie Fike


The 10th Annual Book It 5K will move forward this year with a virtual 5K/10K race! While we can't safely run together this year, we can race virtually in support of The Emmanuel Center and Books from Birth!


Race Date and Window of Time to Complete: The race day is set for September 19, 2020, but participants will have a one-week window (September 13-September 20) to complete your distance and submit a time. We will provide details on how to submit your time.



What is a virtual race? Participants walk, jog or run any route of your chosen distance. It may be through a neighborhood, through the park, on a trail, on a treadmill, on a track, etc. Complete it at your leisure, any time of day or night. Time it with your own watch and then send in your time! On race day, take a photo and share it with us on Holy Communion’s facebook page:


Race Distance Options and Cost:

  • 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk $25.00
  • 5K $25.00
  • 10K $25.00
  • Ages 15 & Under (Any Distance) $15.00

Why? The best part is that the run raises funds and awareness for two local organizations that are changing children’s lives for the better, The Emmanuel Center, in downtown Memphis, and Books from Birth. While many aspects of our daily lives have scaled back during the pandemic, the work of these two organizations does not stop, and the needs they fill are even greater at this time.


Awards and Prizes:

  • Overall Awards for 5K and 10K Male and Female Winners
  • Prizes for Hilliest Course, Most Creative Course and Course Furthest from Memphis.
  • Door prizes for randomly chosen 2020 participants.


Race T-Shirts: Choice of a short sleeve cotton t-shirt or a short sleeve performance t-shirt.

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