Books open the way for many of us to fulfill our dreams, expand our imaginations and even experience other cultures. (Can you tell I love to read?) Therefore, I want to let you know about the "Race To Read" race coming up in November.

This 5k will be held at Spring Lake Park in Texarkana, Texas on Saturday, November 23 at 9 a.m. An awards ceremony will be held by the airplane at 10 a.m. The goal is to raise funds to be used to put books in the hands of Texarkana kids in the Texarkana, Arkansas School District.

Pre-registration is $20 and $25 on the day of the race. Participants may either walk or run the 5k and awards, including medals and door prizes, will be given to the overall top three men and women, the overall top three male and female walkers, and age group awards will be given to the top three finishers in the running division only.

If you have questions regarding the event, please contact Laci Nowlin at (903) 824-2980 or via email at

Download your entry form or pick it up at the front desk of Legends Gym & Health Club located at 3315 Stateline. Checks and entry forms should be mailed to:

Laci Nowlin
108 Eastside Drive
Texarkana, AR 71854

So if you are someone who loves books, share the gift of literacy today and sign up for the "Race To Read" 5k.