Elk Valley Times

Follow Us On:

Run, jog, or casually stroll in IL 5k, 1.5 fun run Sept. 9

Posted on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 11:43 am

Join the Imagination Library 5k or 1.5-mile fun run set for Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Don Davidson Sports Complex and Trails in Fayetteville.

Whether you are an avid runner or a beginner, you will have a blast with the fun run, say organizers. The course is through flat ball fields and scenic trails.

“In addition to the race, we will have many fun and free activities for kids and families, such as a bounce house, face painting, obstacle course, nature walks, and more,” said Jena Gray of the Imagination Library of Lincoln County.

The 5k will begin at 8:30 a.m., with the 1.5-mile portion to follow. Each 5k entry will be $25 and will include a t-shirt. The 1.5-mile registration fee is $15, and participants may choose to purchase a shirt.

All proceeds from this race go directly to purchasing books for the children registered with the Imagination Library of Lincoln County. Imagination Library provides a free book through the mail to any registered child, ages 0-5, giving them their own library at home.

“Studies show that kids with books in the home do exponentially better in school, expanding their vocabulary and spending one-on-one time with the parent or caregiver,” said Gray. “Expectant parents can sign up before their child is even born. Forms are available at the public library, hospital, health department, or by visiting online at imaginationlibrary.com.

“The Imagination Library of Lincoln County is proud to have over 1,300 children registered and receiving books,” she continued. “We hope that you will join us for the races, and help support such a unique and necessary cause.”

The Don Davidson Sports Complex is located at 1701 Wilson Parkway in Fayetteville. Registration forms are available online at www.flclibrary.com under the Imagination Library tab. Race applications can be printed and mailed in or entered through the online form.

For additional information, email flcoutreach@fpunet.com.