The Read, Right & Run Marathon Program now extends from Kindergarten to 8th grade with varying distances of running depending on the grade.

    Dear Commons Lane Families:

    Commons Lane is participating in the GO! St. Louis Read, Right & Run Marathon® program for the second year in a row!  GO! St. Louis®, a local non-profit organization, encourages individuals and families in the St. Louis region to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle year round.

     The GO! St. Louis Read, Right & Run Marathon® is a fully integrated marathon program for children in grades K-8 that focuses on literacy, fitness, and character development. Students are challenged to READ 26 books, RIGHT the community with 26 good deeds and learn to set goals to RUN the necessary miles in preparation for their final race. After 26 weeks of hard work, the program culminates each year when the students complete their race day goals at the GO! St. Louis Family Fitness Day in Forest Park on April 6, 2019.  Each grade level has a specific challenge and goal race for April.

    • Students in grades K-5 will train to complete either a 1.2 or 2 2-mileace.
    • Students in grades 6-8 will train to complete a 5K race.

     As a GO! St. Louis Read, Right & Run Marathon® participant, we are here to support you throughout your training journey. Each participant’s registration includes:

    • Free entry for registrants to The Great GO! St. Louis Halloween Race 1-mile Fun Run and $5 discount for 1 adult entry.
    • A backpack tag that allows them to track their books, deeds, and miles.
    • Monthly informative emails filled with helpful hints on how to stay motivated, serve your community and book recommendations!
    • Race bib, t-shirt, and finisher’s medal upon crossing the finish line.

    Please direct any questions to CHRISTY BROOKS (cbrooks@fergflor.org). For more information on this nationally recognized youth program, visit http://gostlouis.org/community/read-right-run-marathon/.

    Commons Lane training dates are on Thursday’s beginning Nov 1, 2018 – April 4, 2019 @3:45 – 4:30

    We hope you will consider having your child participate in this annual event.  Research shows that regular exercise actually improves many areas of brain function including memory, stress reduction, and attention span. All of these areas point toward academic success. Registration deadline is October 26. The registration form is attached! Participation is limited to the first 50 students. After that students will be put on a wait list.


    GO! St. Louis & Christy Brooks

    2018-2019 Race Timeline

    Oct | Program registration opens.

    Oct 26 | Program registration closes. 

    Nov 1 | Practices begin. We will practice Thursdays 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. until race day.

    April 6 | Read Right Run RACE DAY in downtown Saint Louis!