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Read & Run on the Road: Running Tour of Ellen Browning Scripps

About the Event

On this 3 mile, easy-paced book club run, we explore several of the institutions and public places funded by Ellen Browning Scripps’ philanthropy. Scripps was born in England 1836 and emigrated with her family to Illinois in 1844. It wasn’t until she was 61 years old that she moved to La Jolla and would begin her philanthropic endeavors, after her brother’s death in 1900. The New York Times estimates she gave over $44 million in 2023 dollars before she died in 1932. A champion of many causes, Scripps funded institutions to support women’s education, the labor movement, and public access to science, the arts, and education.

During the route for this Read & Run on the Road event, created and led by Chelsey Stone, we’ll stop at several different locations Ellen Browning Scripps funded and finish for a post-run discussion at the La Jolla/Riford Library.

As this event is a running tour informed by Molly McClain’s book, it is encouraged but not required to read Ellen Browning Scripps prior to joining the run.

Read & Run on the Road events are independently-organized, licensed events with Read & Run Tours.

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