READMarathon The ultimate virtual reading challenge & fundraiser, playing off of the nationwide 26.2 mile marathon race season. Individual students or teams of “READ Runners” will read books for a defined “Race Distance." Students who read and learn differently are encouraged to participate! Participants will improve their reading skills while reading to support Read with Malcolm Literacy Initiatives whose mission is to inspire children to read and improve below grade level reading in underserved communities.

Race Distance Options Include:

5K: One Hour of Reading

Half-Marathon: Two Hours of Reading 

Full READMarathon: Four Hours of Reading

(READ Runners are sponsored by family, friends, neighbors and local businesses.)


Lead Runner Malcolm

READMarathon Winners


Marathon Team Winner: Most Sponsors: Team Fitzpatrick. Curvin-McCabe Elementary School; Pawtucket RI 

Marathon Team Winner: Most Dollars Raised: Reading Wizards. Curvin McCabe Elementary School; Pawtucket RI 

1/2 Marathon Team Winner: Most Sponsors: Team O'Keefe. RD Seymour School; East Granby CT 

1/2 Marathon Team Winner: Most Dollars Raised: 2nd Grade Stars. Tecumseh Elementary; Xenia OH  

5k Team Winner: Most Sponsors: Qualls 2nd Grade. Christ Church Episcopal School; Greenville SC

5k Team Winner: Most Dollars Raised: Mrs. Murphy's Super Stars. Michael J Perkins School; Boston MA 

Individual READMarathon Winner:

Brantly G. Ridgeview Elementary; Orange Park FL