The Tuscarawas County Public Library System will host its 4th annual 5K on Saturday, April 14th at 10:00am. The Doughnut Fun Run Challenge will have participants start at the Main Library located at 121 Fair Ave NW in New Philadelphia, run through Tuscora Park where they will eat SIX glazed doughnuts from Dough Co. Doughnuts and Coffee, and run back to the library—all within 45 minutes.
“The idea for the Doughnut Fun Run Challenge came from a nationally recognized and popular charity race,” said Public Relations Associate Molly Calhoun. “The committee is excited to partner with Dough Co. to bring this Fun Run Challenge to Tuscarawas County."
Calhoun said participants will have the ability to opt out of the doughnut portion and run a traditional 5K if preferred.
Runners interested in participating can stop into one of the County Library’s five locations (Main Library, Bolivar, Strasburg, Sugarcreek, or Tuscarawas) to complete and turn in a registration form. The form is also available below.
According to Calhoun, early registration for this doughnut challenge is underway 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).
According to Director Michelle McMorrow Ramsell, proceeds from this year’s Doughnut Fun Run Challenge will benefit the library system’s programming fund. The County Library provides a variety of programs for kids, teens, and adults at all of its locations and through its Mobile Services Department.
“The past three years, the library’s 5K has been a fun race for all ages and levels of fitness,” said Calhoun. “We think this year’s Doughnut Fun Run Challenge will prove to be the same.”
Runners will receive goodie bags the day of the race, and those who register before March 17 will also receive a t-shirt. Awards will be given to the top three male, female, and children who participate in the challenge. Only runners registered as challengers will be eligible for awards.
Calhoun said the 5K committee is currently seeking t-shirt sponsors. For more information on sponsorship or registration for the library’s Doughnut Fun Run Challenge, please call 330-364-4474 ext. 221.