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Robert's Run for Dyslexia
Saturday, June 22

In 2014, a motivated 17 year old, Robert Lawrence, started Robert’s Run for Dyslexia as his Eagle Scout project.  The 5K/1 Mile event is geared to educate the community and spread awareness.  Robert was diagnosed with dyslexia in the second grade and was tutored at the Center in fourth grade for 2 years. He credits the Center and his tutor for significantly impacting his life.

Robert has since achieved many successes! Robert graduated High School as a member of The National Honor Society. He ran Varsity Cross Country for Pekin High School and was a singer-dancer for “The Notables” Pekin Show Chorus.  Currently he is attending college and plays an important role on the board of DAN as a student representative, and stays very active in fundraising for the Center that is dedicated to serving students like him.

All money raised goes to a scholarship fund built to assist families with tuition for tutoring.

Countdown to event

Registration fees

5K Run

Price changes in 2 months 18 hours
  • - Includes t-shirt and pancake breakfast with one drink

    1. $30.00
      Now registering Mar 18 – Jun 21
      Register
    2. $35.00
      Jun 22 – Jun 22

1 Mile Walk

Price changes in 2 months 18 hours
  • - Includes t-shirt and pancake breakfast with one drink

    1. $30.00
      Now registering Mar 18 – Jun 21
      Register
    2. $35.00
      Jun 22 – Jun 22

5K Run (Student: 18 & Younger)

- Includes t-shirt and pancake breakfast with one drink

  1. $15.00
    Mar 18 - Jun 22
    Register

1 Mile Walk (Student: 18 & Younger)

- Includes t-shirt and pancake breakfast with one drink

  1. $15.00
    Mar 18 - Jun 22
    Register

1 Mile Kids Fun Run (Ages 12 & Younger)

- Includes t-shirt and pancake breakfast with one drink

  1. $15.00
    Mar 18 - Jun 22
    Register

Virtual Run

- For folks who can't attend the event, but want to participate. Includes an add-on option to have t-shirt shipped.

  1. $25.00
    Register

Schedule

Wed, June 19: 10:00am to 12:00pm Packet Pickup
Dyslexia Awareness Network Learning Center, 2900 W. Lake Ave, Peoria

Thurs, June 20: 4:00pm to 6:00pm Packet Pickup
RC Outfitters, 311 SW Water St, Peoria 

Sat, June 22: 6:15am Same Day Registration and Packet Pickup

Sat, June 22: 7:30am 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk Start

Awards

5K Top 1 Male and Female Overall

5K Top 3 Males and Females in Age Groups:
12 & Under, 13-15, 16-18, 19-39, 40-59, 60 & Over

Course

Start on Court St, take right on to 14th St, take right on to Park Ave, take right on to 5th St, take left on to Washington, then take a right on to 4th St, take right on to Broadway, then take a left back onto Court St.

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Sponsors

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Contact Information

Event Location

Maquet's Rail House, Court Street, Pekin, IL, USA

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