Welcome to #24in48 headquarters. I’m Rachel, founder of the ‘thon, and me and my fellow hosts, Kerry and Kristen, are so excited you’re here.
I have always been a fan of Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon, wherein participants read for 24 hours straight. But I can never make it the whole 24 hours and getting just a couple hours of sleep always wipes me out for a few days.
I’m an old lady, and I decided I needed a readathon that would also allow me to get some sleep.
And so, in August 2012, the 24in48 readathon was born. A few years ago, Kerry and Kristen jumped on board to help me manage our ever-growing community and this amazing biannual event.
Beginning at 12:01am on Saturday morning and running through 11:59pm on Sunday night, readers read for 24 hours out of that 48 hour period. You can split that up however you’d like: 20 hours on Saturday, 4 hours on Sunday; 12 hours each day; six 4 hour sessions with 4 hour breaks in between; whatever you’d like.
And that’s it. The format never changes but it’s always an adventure.
Want more info? Check out the FAQ page and the How to Readathon post.
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