The Tuscarawas County Public Library System will host its 3rd annual Bookin’ It 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, April 8 at 10:00am with a route that begins and ends at its Main Library located at 121 Fair Ave NW, New Philadelphia.
The library race is an ’80s themed race. Runners and walkers are encouraged to dress in ’80s attire and plan on enjoying ’80s tunes along the route.
“Runners interested in participating can stop into one of our five locations (Main Library, Bolivar, Strasburg, Sugarcreek, or Tuscarawas) to complete and turn in a registration form,” said Public Relations Associate Molly Calhoun. “They can also access the form on our website at www.tusclibrary.org and mail it into the library.”
According to Calhoun, early registration is underway for this ’80s themed race until March 17 with fees of $25 for adults and $15 for kids (Grades K- Age 17). Race day registration fees are $30 for adults and $20 for kids (Grades K-Age 17).
“With over 100 runners/walkers last year we are eager to see the turnout for this year’s race,” said Calhoun. “We again look forward to seeing runners dressed in their ’80s attire. Last year participants showed up rocking their leg warmers, big hair, and off-the-shoulder sweatshirts.”
According to Director Michelle McMorrow Ramsell proceeds from the Bookin’ It 5K will benefit the library’s mobile services fund. The County Library’s mobile service currently provides materials to students and educators in elementary schools, preschools, and daycares throughout the county, as well as Pop Up Library opportunities where library materials and activities can be taken to your event.
Runners will receive goodie bags the day of the race, and those who register before March 17 will also receive a t-shirt. Medals, designed by Warther’s Woodcarving will be awarded to the top male and female in the following categories: Grades K-2, 3-5, Ages: 12-17, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+. Costume awards will also be given.
Calhoun said the 5K committee is currently seeking t-shirt sponsors. For more information on sponsorship or registration of the library’s Bookin’ It 5K Walk/Run please call 330-364-4474 ext. 221.