Bookin’ It: Library 5K* Fun Run/Walk

Saturday, June 8, 2019 | 9:30 a.m. | Riverfront Commemorative Park – Avery Park Loop
Registration opens May 1st. FREE! First 100 to register get a free Hydro Flask®!

Update: View photos from the 2018 Bookin’ It Fun Run!

5K participants running

Time & Place

The Bookin’ It Library 5K* Fun Run will take place on Saturday, June 8th, 2019 at Riverfront Commemorative Park in downtown Corvallis, south of the Farmer’s Market near 1st & Monroe Ave. *Route is approximately 5K.

8:30 a.m.: Day of Run Registration & Pre-Run Festivities

9:30 a.m.: 5K Fun Run Start Time

10:00 a.m.: 1 Mile Family Fun Run

run participants

9:30 a.m.: CARRERA DE DIVERSIÓN
5K carrera de diversión y carrera corta para las  familias (una milla). Se requiere registro.

The Course

The 5K Fun Run course follows a pathway from Riverfront Commemorative Park, just south of 1st & Monroe Ave., to Avery Park and then loops back to Riverfront Commemorative Park. The run finishes under the Race Arch, just south of 1st & Monroe Ave. A map of the 5K course is available here:

5KRaceRoute

The 1 Mile Family Fun Run begins at Riverfront Commemorative Park, just south of 1st & Monroe Ave., and loops past the Eric Scott McKinley Skate Park and back to Riverfront Commemorative Park. The run finishes under the Race Arch, just south of 1st & Monroe Ave. A map of the 1 Mile Family Fun Run is available here:

kids1mile

The courses will be marked with arrow signs and volunteers.

Course Completion

This is a fun, non-competitive event and times will not be officially recorded, although a time clock will be running at the finish line. All ages and abilities are invited to participate! As the kick-off event  in Corvallis for the 2019 Summer at Your Library program, the goal of the run is to promote community, fitness, fun, health, and literacy.

Cost: FREE!

Registration Information:

Registration opens May 1st.

On-site registration will be available starting at 8:30 a.m. on the day of the race. Please come early if you plan to register the day of the run.

Additional Information:

As part of the Summer at Your Library Kick-Off, the Bookin’ It Fun Run will feature the bookmobile, summer reading registration, giveaways, and more!

Parking can be limited on Saturday mornings in downtown Corvallis near Riverfront Commemorative Park and the Farmer’s Market. Please carpool with your friends and family to avoid parking congestion as much as possible.

If you are interested in volunteering on the day of the run, please contact the Volunteer Services Coordinator at 541-766-6444. Volunteers are needed to help direct runners and walkers, help with Summer Reading registrations, and other duties during the event. Your help is always appreciated and run participants enjoy seeing a familiar face!

Water will be provided near the finish line. First aid stations will be located at Riverfront Commemorative Park and at Avery Park. Enjoy the City parks, Farmer’s Market, downtown Corvallis, and, of course, the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library after the run!

For More Information:

Call the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library at 541-766-6793 or visit online at www.cbcpubliclibrary.net.  See photos from the first annual run, second annual run, and third annual run on Facebook.

Our Sponsors:

The Bookin’ It Library 5K Fun Run is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and City of Corvallis Parks & Recreation. For more information about becoming an additional sponsor of this event, contact Andrew Cherbas, Deputy Director of Public Services, at 541-766-6792.

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