Mary Walker’s Birthday Book Bash

Celebrate the birthday bash that gives back.

Enjoy food, games, guest speakers, and much more as we celebrate our favorite Chattanooga icon. 

3K Fun Run

This fun run is fit for all ages! Register for your spot using the form below. All entrants will receive a FREE commemorative Mary Walker shirt and refreshments to power through the day!


Start Time: 7 a.m.

Featured Festivities

Books for Sale

live Music

T-Shirt Giveaways

Guest Speakers

Birthday Cake

Food Trucks

Interested in becoming a vendor?




or fill out the form below and check “Yes, I want to be a vendor.”

Reading is a present that has endless rewards...

Mary Walker’s Birthday Book Bash commemorates the launch of the book The Amazing Mary Walker: America’s Oldest Student written by Elizabeth Shreve.


Take home a copy of this special book which chronicles the story of Mary Walker, Chattanooga resident who at the age of 117 learned how to read. 


Countdown Complete! See You Next Year!

About the Mary Walker Foundation

The mission of the Mary Walker Historical and Educational Foundation is to help alleviate poverty for all Chattanooga citizens and help create economic stability through literacy training and educational activities.

See our impact in action.

Students Enrolled in Reading Accelerator program
0 %
of students improved their literacy skills
Paid Interns Participated in the 2022 Summer Camp
Partnerships with Nonprofits and Churches and counting...

With your continued support, the Mary Walker Foundation can maintain the momentum to encourage and empower future generations.

Thank you for your support.