Run or Read Your Way Through the Harry Potter Alliance’s Annual 10K
Whether you prefer running or reading, the Harry Potter Alliance (also known as the HPA) has just the event for you! The fandom-focused nonprofit has announced its annual 10K in partnership with Potterhead Running Club (PHRC), but it isn’t your typical virtual run. Given the concerns that some participants might have about going outside or going to a gym amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Shine a Light in Dark Times: 10K Magical Read & Run will award medals for reading too!
According to the press release from the HPA, the reading challenge also comes with a target in mind.
The HPA’s wizard accountants crunched the numbers and found that it takes an average of 15,000 steps to complete a 10K – so they’re asking readers to read 150,000 words (that’s roughly 600 pages or two young adult novels!) by October 31st. The HPA is even sending participants recommendations for what you can read to meet the goal!
Participants in the 10K can run or read at their own pace, the HPA notes, asking participants to use the hashtag #LightintheDark10K on October 31, 2020.
If you’re interested in participating, registration is $27 per participant. Each participant will receive a medal and can purchase an exclusive event T-shirt or hoodie. Registration is open until October 31 at midnight PDT or until the 1,000-participant cap is reached. Medals will be mailed in the first week of November.
For more information, check out the press release below!