May 19, 2019

Run for the Books

May 19, 2019 Heritage Farm Park • 9224 Devilbiss Bridge Road WalkersvilleMD  21793 View Map Organized by Friends of Walkersville Library

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About this event

May 19, 2019
Sunday

Heritage Farm Park

9224 Devilbiss Bridge Road WalkersvilleMD  21793
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The first Annual Run with the Books is hosted by Friends of the Walkersville Library and Deborah Wallace Allstate Insurance. The race is scheduled during the festive Walkersville Days celebration. Participants will run on paved pathways that meander through the grounds of Heritage Farm Park which offers a fairly even elevation. Throughout the race scenic views of the country side are provided. Such as, along a wooded path that follows the Walkersville Southern Railroad tracks. Across a wooden foot bridge which leads to a path nestled beside the babbling waters of Glade Creek that is shaded by a sundry of majestic trees. The path rises and extends onto open ground that leads around the stately historic Harris home and brick-bank barn.

Race organizers arranged for participants to start and finish in the same location where sponsors and volunteers will cheer participants over the finish line. The selected area is conveniently located by a large playground and restrooms.

Professional race services provided by Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club.

A “Run with the Book 5K” T-Shirt will be provided to the first 100 persons who register by 11:59pm on May 1, 2019.

About Friends of the Walkersville Library

Friends of the Walkersville Library (FOWL) is a non-profit organization comprised of community members, who volunteer their time and talents to create community fundraisers that provide the Walkersville Library with needed financial resources for monthly programs.

On average, each month the Walkersville library designs and produces 100 on-site and 30 off-site free programs. The library staff strives to offer a broad range of quality programs for community members of all ages. Fowl supports their endeavors by creating family fun community-based fund raisers through out the year.

Event details and schedule

Our Event: Run for the Books 5K

Friends of the Walkersville Library and Deborah Wallace AllstateInsurance are hosting Run for the Books family fun 5K through Heritage Farm Park. We thank you for your interest and consideration in participating in the event that provides financial assistance to the Walkersville Public Library, to design and create a sundry of free programs and activities throughout the year.

Free t-Shirt 

The first 100 registrations received by 1 May 2019, 11:59pm will receive a free event t-shirt. 

Awards 

First place race finishers will recive an award in the following catagories.  

Age

Range

0

T0

10

11

To

14

15

To

19

20

To

29

30

To

39

40

To

49

50

To

59

60

To

69

70

&

up

Male

Medal Numbers

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Female

Medal Numbers

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

The overall top female and male finisher will receive an additional prize.

Tenative Event Schedule

 6:30am

  • Sponsor Set-up

7:00am

  • Registration Open

7:40am 

  • National Anthem: Performed by Erica Long. former Ms. Frederick Teen, and 2019 Ms. Washington Outstanding Teen.  

7:45am

  • Warm-Up Stretch: Lead by Personal Trainers, John and Kelly with Lions Den Strength & Conditioning. To learn about the gym, follow the link: Lion's Den 

8:00am

  • Race Begins

9:00am

  • End: Racers Cheered Across the Finish Line

10:30:am

  • Top Runner Awards Presented

11:00am

  • Thank You for Your Participation, Hope To See You Next Year!

Arrival

  • Registration opens at 7am
  • Bring Registration Receipt (e-mail conformation)
  • Report to the Registration Area for check-in

Parking

  • Parking is available in various locations of the park.
  • Overflow parking available in the Glade Elementary School parking lot.

 

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