Virtual Success for Scholarship at Cove School

Virtual Success for Scholarship at Cove School

The Cove School in Northbrook’s annual One Step at a Time 5K Race was not held back by a global pandemic. Instead, it thrived by going virtual, expanding race categories, providing participants with an online hub for connectedness throughout the event. Participants from California to Maryland raced between June 20 and July 8, submitting their races and photos of participation by uploading to the race hub. Thanks to wonderful members of the Cove Community who weren’t afraid of a virtual challenge, the race had the highest turnout to date. 

This annual event encourages Cove’s community of local businesses, corporate partners, families, and friends to come together and support Cove’s Scholarship and Financial Aid fund for students with learning disabilities. 297 participants came together across over 40 Illinois suburbs and 16 states in this year’s race. Over $16,000 was raised, with over half from corporate sponsors and individual donors. The race provides Cove an opportunity to meet local businesses and runners from all over the greater Chicago area; this year Cove’s reach was country-wide.

With another race in the books, Cove thanks their community for being with them every step of the way! 

Cove’s annual run/walk is designed to be an all-inclusive family and community event. Cove is a K-12 school that provides individualized education and life strategies for students with learning disabilities. Located in Northbrook, it serves over 160 students from over 60 districts throughout the greater Chicago area. Proceeds from the race help benefit Cove’s scholarship program.


The Cove School, a private K – 12 day school, is a national leader in educating students with learning disabilities.  Cove was founded by pioneers in the field of learning disabilities in 1947.  Cove provides children from diverse backgrounds with an individualized educational experience in a safe and respectful environment.  Cove’s dual purpose is to provide students with customized learning strategies to complete an academic curriculum, and facilitate the development of their social, emotional and self-advocacy skills.  Cove’s approach to learning creates an environment for students to build the self-confidence necessary to make a successful transition to their community schools, or to make post-secondary choices.