2020 Book It! 5K Run and Walk
Run or Walk from Helen Kate Furness Library to Swarthmore Library


Saturday, April 25, 2020

On site registration opens at 8:30am.  Race starts at 9:30am.

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100 N. Providence Rd. at Furness Lane

Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081

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     Online registration will open on 2/1/2020.


Helen Kate Furness Library and Swarthmore Public Library invite you to our fourth 5K Walk/Run to celebrate our libraries and communities. The point to point course starts at Wallingford train station (a short walk from Helen Kate Furness library) at 9:30 AM and ends at Swarthmore Library. After the race, there will be activities for families, music, and an awards ceremony in Central Park next to the Library. This is a fun event for the whole family! Pre-registration ends Thursday April 23rd at noon. You may register on the day of the run/walk, from 8:30 AM until 9:15 AM only. The first 100 5K walkers and runners to register are guaranteed a t-shirt! There will be awards for the top runner in each age group, male and female, as well as top prizes for the fastest male and fastest female runners. Age groups: under 11, 11-19, 20-39, 40-59, 60+ Don’t forget to don a silly hat for the run. It could be a snowman hat, a flamingo beret, or an oversize metallic top hat. Just remember, the sillier the hat, the better! We’ll award a prize to the person wearing the Best Crazy Hat, so bring your “A” game! We also welcome you to bring your furry friends! Leashed, friendly dogs are welcome to run with their owners in the back of the pack. Please bring your own poop bags. Thank you for helping support our local libraries! All proceeds directly benefit the programs and services of the Helen Kate Furness and Swarthmore Public Libraries.