What is READBowl?

READBowl is the FREE global reading competition where PK-8th grade aged teams around the globe compete to read for the most minutes. The competition begins the day of the American College Football National Championship (2nd Monday in January) and culminates with a live crowning of the World Champions of Reading on the morning of the National Football League’s (NFL) Super Bowl Sunday.

280,000 students

All 50 US States. 14 Different Countries

181,579,472 Minutes of Reading

Congratulations to every student who carried the ball down the field of reading for the biggest total of all-time. They just made history.

READBowl 2025 Kicks Off in January 2025! Training begins now!

Special Report from ESPN’s Mike Reiss


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