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Walkersville Friends of the Walkersville Library Hosting “Run for the Books 5K”

The Friends of the Walkersville Library will host a new fundraiser, Run for the Books 5-K, on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at Heritage Farm Park.

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, participants will enjoy scenic views of the country side including wooded paths that follow the Walkersville Southern Railroad tracks, a wooden foot bridge which leads to a path nestled beside the babbling waters of Glade Creek shaded by a sundry of majestic trees, and 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 11:59 p.m. on May 1, 2019.

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

0-12 years-of-age0-12 years-of-age
13-50 years-of-age13-50 years-of-age
51-over years-of-age51-over years-of-age

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.

Tentative Event Schedule


  • Sponsor Set-up


  • Registration Open


  • Warm-Up Stretch


  • National Anthem


  • Race Begins


  • End: Racers Cheered Across the Finish Line


  • Top Runner Awards Presented


Date: Sunday, May 19th 

Time: 8am 

Location: Heritage Farm Park, Walkersville

To Register for the Event:

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