Book It For Reading 5k, 10k, & 1k Kids

Palisade, CO

Start your day at the Palisade Peach Festival with a 1k, 5k, or 10k run/walk through the beautiful Riverbend Park. This fast-paced cross country style course features dirt and paved trails along the Colorado River. Be sure to stay after and enjoy more Peach Festival activities!


Mount Garfield Middle School in partnership with the local businesses, Mountain And Desert (MAD) Racing and Palisade Living Center, invite up to 500 of you to join us in supporting the development of inter-generational relationships that support passion, purpose and community partnership through the love of reading. All proceeds will go to the Mount Garfield Middle School Library.

Course Details:

There are 3 distances available this year; 1k, 5k, and 10k. The Kids 1k will start the race first at 7:30am, then the 5k and 10k runners will start at 8:00am. The 1k course will take place on a portion of the 5k and 10k loop. The 10k will complete the 5k loop twice. All courses consist 40% paved sidewalk and 60% dirt trails/paths. This means the entire family has the opportunity to experience their preferred runs and support each other!

Be sure to stay after and enjoy the included entry to the Peach Festival activities. 


  • 6:30am – 7:30am: Registration / Packet Pickup (please plan enough time for your kids 1k run!)
  • 7:30am: Kids 1k Start!
  • 8:00am: 5k and 10k Start!
  • 10:00am: Awards / Raffle



Categories & Pricing:


May 1 -
July 1

July 1 -
Aug 18

Aug 19

Kids 1k (7 and under)




Open 5k (all ages)




Open 10k (all ages)




(Cut off times @ 9:00 PM each date)

Category Descriptions
Kids 1k - For children 7 and under, not timed - all about fun!
Open 5k - Open to all ages; age group award breakdown shown below.
Open 10k - Open to all ages; age group award breakdown shown below.

Awards Scoring (Male & Female)
Overall top 3; 14 & Under; 15-18; 19-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70-74; 75 & Over.

Registration Includes:
Goodies from sponsors, Book It For Reading T-shirt (limited to first 250!), entry to Palisade Peach Fest, a chance to earn your finisher peach at the finish line, and a chance to win prize/medal for overall and age groups. --> Register by July 1, 2017 to be guaranteed a t-shirt!

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When & Where

Aug 19, 2017


7:00 AM

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Palisade, CO

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