Friends virtual 5K Run/Walk for the Vineyard Haven library

Vineyard Haven library. — Susan Safford

This year, the Friends of Vineyard Haven Public Library’s annual 5K Run/Walk to benefit the library will be a “virtual” event. Register today, and run or walk a 5k anytime up until Sunday, Oct. 18. All registered participants will be entered into a raffle drawing for gift certificates to Bunch of Grapes bookstore in Vineyard Haven.

The traditional 5K course for this race begins next to the library on Greenwood Avenue, turning left onto Main Street, and proceeding up Main Street to the West Chop Lighthouse, then returning down Main Street to the library, but virtual participants can run or walk any 5k course of their choosing. Participants are asked to follow public health guidance, including social distancing, when completing their run or walk. If possible, show your support for the library by wearing a past year’s race T shirt, and sharing a selfie to the library’s Facebook page.

There is no registration or fee required to participate, but a suggested donation of $25 will help the Friends continue to support library programs and services in the coming year.

To register, visit the race website at