Reader Run 5K

  • 05.21.2017
  • 09:30 AM
  • Billerica, Massachusetts
Event Closed
Online registration for this event has now closed. You can register at bib pickup on Saturday, May 20th from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Billerica Public Library, or the day of the race at the Marshall Middle School starting at 8:00 a.m. We hope you will join us at the Reader Run 5K!
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BOOK IT for your library!
Join us for a 5K fundraiser to benefit the Billerica Library Foundation and the Family Friends of the Billerica Public Library, to make YOUR library even better! Runners, walkers, friends and families, all are welcome!
Course
USATF-certified 5K course, starting and finishing at the Marshall Middle School in Billerica, MA.
Events
8:30 -- Dewey Dash (ages 10 and under). The Dewey Dash is free for everyone 10 and under. All participants will receive a surprise at the finish line! Register your kids for the Dewey Dash at bib pickup on Saturday, May 20th (10:00-3:00) at the library OR at the Marshall School the morning of the race starting at 8:00 a.m.

9:30 -- 5K start for runners and walkers of all ages, so BOOK IT for the Billerica Public Library. Our USATF-certified course will be officially timed by RaceWire. The 5K starts and ends at the Marshall Middle School, traveling through the surrounding roads and neighborhoods. For the safety of all participants, walkers and anyone with a stroller or wagon will start at the back of the pack; also, please leave your pets at home.

10:00-11:00 -- Post-Race Fun and Awards!
Race Fees
$30 – Online preregistration*
$35 – Day of Race registration
$20 – Senior Citizens (65+)
$35 -- Virtual 5K (Run or Walk 5K at any time convenient for you! Register by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, May 4th, and we will mail you a t-shirt.)
Fantasy 5K--Donation of your choice!

*Family Cap: $90 for members of a single household. Registrations must be dropped off at the library or sent by mail for this option; please click on our website above or visit the library for a paper registration form.
T-shirts
All paid 5K registrants (including those registering for the "Virtual 5K" option) will receive a free t-shirt if the registration is received by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, May 4th. Anyone registering after May 4th may receive a shirt while supplies last; sizes are not guaranteed. Virtual 5K participants will receive their t-shirts by mail.
Awards
Awards will be given to the top Male and Female finishers.
Parking
Parking is available at the Marshall Middle School; carpooling is encouraged.
Costumes!
Costumes are welcome, so dress as your favorite literary character, author, or otherwise library-inspired gear!
Bib Pick-up
Bib pick-up will be held on Saturday, May 20th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Billerica Public Library, 15 Concord Road, Billerica, MA 01821. Bib numbers can also be picked up the morning of the race at the Marshall Middle School starting at 8 a.m.
Proceeds
All proceeds will benefit the Billerica Library Foundation and the Family Friends of the Billerica Public Library. Both organizations work to support the library in our mission to provide responsive service to our patrons.
Team Registration Style
Please select a method of registration below:
   Join a Team: Pick from a list of team names on the next page and join your team.
   Create a Team: Once you create a team, participants can join your team under the "join a team" option above.
   Individual Registration: Register as an individual participant.
Event Waiver for Reader Run 5K at The Marshall Middle School, Billerica, MA on May 21, 2017: I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, waive and release any and all rights and claims for damages I may have against the event and sponsors, coordinating groups and any individuals associated with the event, their representatives and assigns, and will hold them harmless for any and all injuries suffered in connection with this event. I attest that I am physically fit to compete in this event. Further, I hereby grant full permission to any and all of the foregoing to use my likeness in all media including photographs, pictures, recordings or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose.