Shirt art on shirtThe Kenton County Public Library Foundation’s Racing to Read 5K Run & Walk is Saturday, June 8. We are giving away a free registration and a water bottle! You can register to win below.

Reasons to run in the Racing to Read 5K: 

• CHIP TIMED! • Great prizes! Family friendly!

• Participants receive a T-shirt with registration (while supplies last)

• Beautiful course throughout downtown Covington

• Free pancakes from First Watch after the race

• Family-friendly, circus performers

• Voted Best of NKY by NKY Magazine in 2012

• Proceeds benefit early childhood literacy efforts








• Prizes from Better Bodies, Silverlake the Family Place, Road ID, Bob Roncker’s Running Spot and more!

• Overall M/F, runner/walker: 1st, 2nd, 3rd win prizes

• First place in running and walking age division wins prize

• Stroller: overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd place finishers win prize



• Running (13 categories): 14/under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30- 34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70/over

• Fitness Walking (6 categories): 29/under, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70/over. Walkers must walk the entire course. Walkers who run may be disqualified.

• Stroller: overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd place finishers win prize


Pre-registration: Postmarked by Monday, June 3

$20 individual (do not pay for children in strollers). Includes a T-shirt while supplies last.

Online registration: Available through Thursday, June 6, 2013.

Packets will be available for pick-up on Friday, June 7 at Gateway Community & Technical College, 525 Scott Blvd, Covington from 11:45-4:30 p.m.

Race day registration takes place at: Gateway Community & Technical College, 525 Scott Blvd, Covington: $25, begins at 7:30 a.m. Includes a T-shirt*

Checks or money order only. Please make checks payable to: KCPL Foundation. Postmark pre-registration by Monday, June 3. Mail to: Racing to Read 5k, c/o Greg McCormick, 10119 Crosier Lane, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242. No refunds.


Race Registration and Water Bottle Give Away

You can enter several ways. Be sure to comment separately for more chances to win. Enter by noon on Monday, June 3. We will randomly choose a winner through, who will be announced on our Facebook page and emailed.

1. Why do you want to participate in the Library 5K? (required to enter).

2. What is your favorite thing about the Kenton County Public Library?

3. Share this contest through Twitter, Facebook, email or text and comment here that you did.

4. Follow this blog by hitting follow and comment that you did.

The winner will be emailed the registration form. The water bottle must be picked up at the race. Library employees and people living in their home are not qualified to win.


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