On Sunday, Sept. 22, the Friends of the Vineyard Haven Public Library will host the annual Run 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 Half-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; and registration begins at 8:30 am.
According to a press release, 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 Bank, Martha’s Vineyard Vacation Rentals & Sales, Stop & Shop, and Vineyard Grocer.
Entrants can save $5 by registering in advance online, or by picking up a registration form at the library. Proceeds benefit children’s programs at the library.