Book It!
5k Run & Walk 2021


Saturday, April 24, 2021

 Race starts at 12:00am.

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121 Park Avenue

Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081

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     Online registration will open on 3/1/2021.


Helen Kate Furness Library and Swarthmore Public Library invite you to our 5th annual 5K Walk/Run to celebrate our libraries and communities! To keep with social distancing guidelines, the race is a virtual run or walk! Register at Run the Day then walk or run a 5k at anytime during the week of April 24 to May 2. Run the 5k on your tried and true route or try out a new one. You can run anywhere! After your run/walk, share your photos with us! You can send them to or share to our Facebook page. If you want to include your course and time, that is up to you. If you are sharing on social media, make sure to tag your post with #bookinitformylibrary to be entered into a raffle. We invite teams and families to participate in our Scavenger Run! Watch out for the items on our Scavenger Run List (found on our race website) and when you find one, take a selfie with it and send the photo our way via email or on our Facebook page. Tag the photo with #bookitscavenger. If you find and photo at least 10 items you'll be entered into a raffle. Don’t forget we still want to see those silly hats! It could be a snowman hat, a flamingo beret, or an oversize metallic top hat. Just remember, the sillier the hat, the better! 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. In this uncertain time, please consider a donation on top of your race registration. Normally, our Book It! 5k event brings in a significant portion of our fundraising for the year but changing over to a virtual event will decrease this income. We appreciate any amount you want to give! Follow us on Facebook for up to date information and more pictures of past races. We hope to be back in person in 2022! Registration for ages 12 and up-- $22 Registration for ages 12 and under--$15 Registration for families--$75