MEREDITH — The Friends of the Meredith Library will host the 2nd Annual "Book it" 5K road race on Saturday, August 31 at Community Park, Main Street in Meredith. The road race will begin at 9:30 a.m.
The first race of the day is the "Bookworm" run, which consists of a 1.2 mile race and will begin at 8 a.m. An "Inchworm" race, which covers a total of 400 meters is open for children 5 and under. This race will begin at 8:15 a.m.
Registration for all races will be held at 7 a.m. Preregistration is recommended and can be done at active.com or meredithlibrary.org. Registration forms are available at Meredith Public Library, Olympia Sports and various retail stores in Meredith. Preregistration for "Book-It!" is $20, and for the day of the race, $25; preregistration for "Bookworm" is $5 and for the day of the race, $8. "Inchworm" is free.
For "Book-It" and "Bookworm", the first 50 registrants will receive a free hi-tech shirt. Snacks and water will be provided as well as prizes for winners of each age category. This race is made possible by the following sponsors: Gold - The Fitness Edge; Silver - Dead River Company, Miracle Farms and Overhead Door Options, Inc.; Bronze - Phu Jee Chinese Cuisine, Chippers, Metrocast and Neal Shore Improvement Association, Inc. We are also grateful to the following donors who provided prizes, snacks and water for the runners: A Family Affair Salon, Adornments & Creative Clothing Co., American Police Motorcycle Museum, Aubuchon – Meredith, BarnZ Meredith Cinema, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, Bootleggers Footwear Center, CG Roxane, Cider Bellie Donuts, Clark's Trading Post, EKAL, Frog Rock Tavern, Funspot, George's Restaurant, Gunstock Mountain Resort, Hannaford Supermarket, Hart's Turkey Farm Restaurant, Innisfree Bookshop, Kara's Café and Cakery, Lakes Region Nutrition Center, Lakeside Deli and Grille, Lee's Candy Kitchen, Mame's Restaurant, Moulton Farm, New England Runners Magazine, Olympia Sports, Patricia's Specially for You, Patrick's Pub and Eatery, Personal Days Boutique, Premier Nails, So Little Thyme, Squam Lake Natural Science Center, Stonyfield Farms, Sweet Summertime Ice Cream, The Country Carriage and Voila Salon.