Pennywise Path walk/run kicks off on Labor Day


Following up on the success of last year’s walk/run in support of the new Edgartown Library, the Friends of the Edgartown Library will sponsor the second annual event on Labor Day, Sept. 1.

The event is a 5K (kilometer) run or walk — depending on each participant’s mood and fitness level — that begins on Pennywise path and winds through the woods until it connects with the bike path for the final mile to the destination at the Edgartown School, where the new town library is being constructed. For the more serious runners, this is a USATF-sanctioned event.

Advance registration forms are available on the library website Day-of-race registration and number pick-up begins at 9 am on September 1 with runners shuttled by bus to the starting line for the 10 am start.

Registration fees are $20 for adults and $10 for kids in advance, plus an extra $5 per person on race day. The first 200 registrants will receive a commemorative tee-shirt bearing the winning design created by a child at the Boys’ and Girls’ Club. Sizes are distributed on a first come, first served basis.