The Storybook Run was founded in 2016 as a 5K run/walk. The race is a partnership between Open Minds Child Development Center and KC Running Company, with Open Minds serving as the host of the event at various locations around the KC Metro Area. The 5K is held the first Saturday in March each year. The partnership is in an effort to bring awareness and support to Early Childhood Education. The annual children’s book drive helps provide new and gently used children books to Early Childhood Centers around the Metro.