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NEWTOWN BOROUGH >> The Newtown Library Company will be celebrating its 13th annual Library 5k Run/Walk on Newtown Market Day, which falls on October 5 this year.

Registration tables will open at 8 a.m. and the event will kick off with a yoga warm-up at 8:45 a.m. The race begins at 9 a.m., following a trail through Newtown Borough that will end outside of the library, where the start of the Market Day booths and festivities are located.

The race map and registration information can be found on the Newtown Library Company website.

Registration costs $25 per individual participant, $20 individually for groups for four or more and $30 for day of individual sign-ups. Registration can be done easily one of three ways: by visiting the Library website, FaceBook page or in person at the library, 114 East Centre Avenue, Newtown. T-shirts will be available the day of the race for the first 100 participants and awards will be given to the top male and female of each respective age category.

The Library 5K is being held in conjunction with the 43nd annual Newtown Market Day, an old harvest season tradition in Newtown, where long ago, local farmers brought their crops to town to sell while enjoying a day of festivities and contests.

This year Market Day will feature the tradition of a book sale at the library, live music, food, children’s events, hayrides and games in addition to high-quality crafters, colonial-era demonstrations and artists displaying a wide variety of interesting crafts, from spinning, quilting, rug hooking, fine arts, jewelry making, photography and blacksmithing.

If you would like more information about registering or becoming a sponsor of The Newtown Library Annual 5K event, call Newtown Library Company at 215-968-7659, email librarian@newtownlibrary.com or visit https://newtownlibrarycompany.org.

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