Discounted early registration is now open for the annual 5k race to benefit Vineyard Haven Public Library. According to a press release, on Sunday, Sept. 22, the Friends of the Vineyard Haven Public Library will host the annual race to benefit the library. The USATF-Sanctioned 5K Run/Walk starts at the library with runners proceeding to the West Chop lighthouse and back. There will also be a free 1/2 Mile Fun Run for Kids.
Medals will be awarded to winners in all age groups, and all participants will be eligible to win raffle prizes, including gift certificates from local stores. Registration for the 5K includes a T shirt. The 5K starts at 10 am; Fun Run for Kids starts at 9:45 am; registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
Community sponsors for this year’s event include Brickman’s, Broadway Screen Printing, Cape Cod 5, Cronig’s Market, The Green Room, Island Source, Martha’s Vineyard Harley Riders, Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank, Martha’s Vineyard Vacation Rentals & Sales, Stop & Shop, and Vineyard Grocer.
The 5K has an entry fee of $25, but you can save by registering in advance. Participants can register online by visiting vhlibrary.org, or picking up a registration form at the library.