Collingswood, New Jersey

“Beat the Director” 5K Race to raise money for library teen area

Last year’s Collingswood Book Festival kicked off with the Friends of the Library-sponsored “Meet the Director,” a discussion with new library director, Brett Bonfield. To kick off this year’s Book Festival, the Friends are sponsoring a 5K race around Knight Park at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 26.

Registration is $25 and the proceeds from the race will be used to set up a new teen area in the Library. However, if runners finish ahead of Brett—if they “Beat the Director”—they’ll be given $10 back.

The event is being hosted by the Collingswood Book Festival and the Borough of Collingswood, and TNT Event Management is handling the timing, scoring, and course setup. Jerry Chambers and others who organized the races that used to be held as part of the May Fair are lending their expertise, helping to ensure that the first ever Collingswood Book Festival 5K will be a success—and that Collingswood’s teens will have a great new place to hang out at the Library.

Trophies will be awarded to the top male and female overall finishers and medallions will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers in the following categories: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 (no duplicate awards). Amenities include t-shirts, an awards ceremony, giveaways, and refreshments.

For directions to Knight Park email friends@collingswoodlib.org or call the Library at 856-858-0649. For more information, check out the Collingswood Library page here.

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