Lace up for libraries 5K to be held Feb. 29 in Nocatee


Runners and walkers will be encouraged to lace up their running or walking shoes on Saturday, Feb. 29, and join the St. Johns County Public Library System for a winter warm-up 5K or 1-mile run/walk along the Nocatee community’s hike and bike trails.

Participants can choose to run a competitive 5K or just walk the 5K to support library programs. The 5K will be chip-timed using disposable bibs. Awards will be presented post-race. Races begin at 8 a.m.

The first 200 5K registrants will receive a commemorative shirt, included in the entry fee. Shirts will be given to the first 200 registered 5K participants who enter before the Feb. 15 shirt cut-off date. Late participants will not be guaranteed a shirt or preferred size.

For those who are not up to a full 5K but consider themselves bibliophiles are invited to come out and enjoy an easy 1-mile walk with friends. Adult 1-mile entry is $10. Children 12 and under are free when they bring a book donation at check-in. All donated books will be used to spread literacy in the community. Both adults and children may purchase a commemorative shirt for $10.

The event will also have a virtual Race option for those who can't make it out on race day. Participants can sign up for the Virtual 5K and receive a shirt and a medal. The race packet will be available at the library the week after the event.

Pre-race packet pick up will be held at the Ponte Vedra Beach Library at 101 Library Blvd., on Friday, Feb 28. The event will also include some special raffle prizes an awards ceremony at the conclusion of the 5K race.

For more information, call (904) 827-6950.



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