Join Team Laps for Literacy for the 2018 Giving DuPage Human Race

Laps for Literacy


5k (3.11 miles) run or 2-mile fitness walk


Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.


Both the 5k run and 2-mile fitness walk will begin at The Esplanade at Locust Point, 1901 W. Butterfield Road, Downers Grove.


Our fundraising goal for this event is $2,500.00. We’re suggesting that each runner/walker fundraise or donate $125, but of course we’ll appreciate donations in any amount.

  • Before March 31, 2018: 5K $43, 2-mile walk $38, age 13 and under FREE
  • After March 31, 2018: 5K $48, 2-mile walk $43, age 13 and under FREE


  • Sign up for the Human Race here, and be sure to select Literacy DuPage as the nonprofit organization you support.
  • E-mail Cassandra Shepherd at to let her know you’ve joined our team and provide her with the name, e-mail address, and phone number you used to sign up!
Fundraising Poster

Why Run for Literacy DuPage?

For the Cause

Literacy DuPage provides free, accessible, and customized tutoring in English to adults in DuPage County. Since 1972, we have served more than 10,000 adults through our trained volunteer tutors. Our tutors help learners gain the life skills that they need to survive and thrive in our community. Through the DuPage Human Race, you will be raising funds to support this important work, shattering the language barrier for immigrants, refugees, and other DuPage County residents.

In the 2017 Fiscal Year, our big hearted army of over 395 volunteer tutors empowered 490 learners to gain 2,453 new skills as family members, 840 new skills as community members, and 1,204new skills as workers. These skills were applied by our learners to read to their children, describe medical symptoms, earn driver’s licenses, and gain employment, among many other practical applications

For Fun

The purpose of the Human Race is to raise awareness and money for local nonprofit organizations. It is a low-pressure, friendly event. Many runners and walkers come to the Human Race with their friends and families. Some may walk with strollers, and some may run in costume. Come join us for the fun!

For Health and Fitness

Spring will be here soon! If you need a reason to get off the couch and stretch your legs, why not support our cause and join us outside?