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A girl's first running journey with her Mom where she learns about herself,  what she can accomplish, and finds the joy of running.
A girl's first running journey with her Mom where she learns about herself, what she can accomplish, and finds the joy of running.
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My Favorite Run is the first of a four part children's picture book series on running by Fit Kids Publishing. Its goal is to provide children's picture books that will inspire and motivate kids at an early age to lead active and healthy lives.

It is a sweet story that takes you on a girl's first running journey with her Mom. During her run she learns about herself and what she can accomplish while finding the joy of running. It is about parents and children leading active and healthy lives and bonding and sharing experiences that build healthy lifestyles and loving relationships.

When I had the idea to write this book, which was inspired from a run I had with my daughter, I looked on the Internet to see what other children's books on running were out there. To my astonishment I found zero. I guess it should not have been so much of a surprise though, being that as a country, childhood obesity has sadly become too big a problem to ignore. I want My Favorite Run and Fit Kids Publishing to be a part of the solution.

Running and fitness have always been a part of my life. I’ve been a runner for 30 years. I became a personal trainer and coach and had fun introducing and converting many clients to running and fitness in general. Today I share my love of running and fitness with my two children.  

I am asking for your Kickstarter support so I can share my passion in the form of this children’s book.

I have put in the work and the book is ready. It has been professionally edited by the phenomenal Simone Kaplan and brought to life with illustrations from the amazing Vicky Fieldhouse.

The money raised with this Kickstarter campaign will first go to a LARGE PRINT RUN. If we reach our stretch goal of $30,000, then those funds will enable me to continue to work on the 2nd book of the series as well as other fitness related books for kids.

If we are fortunate to go beyond our stretch goal, Fit Kids Publishing promises to take the utmost care when adding team members. Those who join the team will encompass the same passion and goal towards writing and publishing books that will inspire kids to lead active and healthy lives.

I invite you to look over the pledge levels, find what works and appeals to you.

Not only do I personally want to see this book become a reality, but I also believe our kids will truly benefit from it.

Thank you for your support!

Wishing you and your family good health and fitness.

-Katherine Karagiannis Richards

Order Additional BOOKS & Rewards!

  • Signed Hardcover Copy of My Favorite Run - $20

For the following rewards you have the choice of a girl or boy version:

  • PDF Image for Coloring - $3
  • Stickers - $10
  • Mug - $20 (Min $40 Donation Level)
  • Water Bottle- $20 (Min $40 Donation Level)
  • Print 5x7 - $10 (Min $50 Donation Level)
Stickers
Stickers
Child's 6oz Cocoa Mug
Child's 6oz Cocoa Mug
Adult 11oz Mug
Adult 11oz Mug
Water Bottles - Insulated - 12oz & 24oz Girl and Boy Theme Available
Water Bottles - Insulated - 12oz & 24oz Girl and Boy Theme Available

Once our Kickstarter campaign comes to an end and we are successfully funded, Yeah!, I will send out an order survey which will allow you to clarify the amount of any particular order you intended and let you choose your preference of girl or boy themed rewards, as well as taking care of other details like where your items will ship, etc. I will make sure you get exactly what you pledged for!

Risks and challenges

My Favorite Run is the first book I am publishing with Fit Kids Publishing so there is always the possibility the unknown. But I have done my research and have chosen to go with an offset printing company that has been in the business for over 100 years, so I expect the printing to go as scheduled.

Additionally, as an entrepreneur and a runner my whole life I am used to challenges and the unexpected and have learned how to roll with them.

Thank you for your support in "Kickstarting" My Favorite Run and Fit Kids Publishing!

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    E-BOOK + PDF image for coloring. Your choice of Apple, Nook, & Kindle editions for My Favorite Run e-book. Your choice of girl or boy themed pdf.

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    EARLY BIRD 1: ONE SIGNED HARDCOVER COPY of MY FAVORITE RUN, e-book & PDF.

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    ONE SIGNED HARDCOVER COPY of MY FAVORITE RUN, e-book & PDF. **Please See FAQ: Additional books & rewards can be purchased separately.**

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    STICKERS + One Signed Hardcover Copy of My Favorite Run, e-book & PDF. Your choice of girl or boy themed rewards.

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    EARLY BIRD 2: TWO SIGNED HARDCOVER COPIES of My Favorite Run + Stickers, e-book & PDF.

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    SPONSOR Level. Donate One Signed Hardcover Copy to your choice of library, preschool, elementary school, or other organization. Plus you will also receive One Signed Hardcover Copy. As a thank you for your generosity you'll get a 5"x7" PRINT, as well as Stickers, e-book & PDF. Your choice of girl or boy themed rewards.

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    2 MUGS + 1 BOOK: One Adult Coffee Mug and One Child's Cocoa Mug + One Signed Hardcover Copy, Stickers, e-book & PDF. Your choice of girl or boy themed rewards.

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    2 WATER BOTTLES + 1 BOOK: One Adult Insulated Water Bottle and One Child's Insulated Water Bottle + One Signed Hardcover Copy, Stickers, e-book & PDF. Your choice of girl or boy themed rewards.

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    6 PACK SPECIAL! SIX Signed Hardcover Copies. Keep for your family, gift to your friends, or give to your favorite library or school. + e-book & PDF.

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    THANK YOU ON WEBSITE: + The 6 PACK (Six Signed Copies) + You'll get One Copy of the FINAL 3 BOOKS OF THE SERIES, 2 Water Bottles, 2 Mugs, Stickers, e-book & PDF. Your choice of girl or boy themed rewards.

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    THANK YOU ON WEBSITE + Everything from the $250 Level + Donate one copy of the entire 4 BOOK SERIES to your choice of library, preschool, elementary school, or other organization. As a Thank You for your donation you'll receive a 13"x19" Print. Your choice of girl or boy themed rewards.

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    MY FAVORITE RUN PARTY! Katherine will come to your home, neighborhood, or local park and put on the event. We'll have a run outside with your kids followed by a party. Goodies for up to 10 adults & 10 kids. You'll Receive TEN SIGNED HARDCOVER COPIES of My Favorite Run. One Copy of the Final 3 Books in the Series, 2 Mugs, 2 Water Bottles, One 13"x19" Print, Stickers, e-book & PDF. Your choice of girl or boy themed rewards.
    (Note: this one is limited geographically -- must be within a reasonable drive from Sacramento, CA, or include travel expenses.)

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