Racing to Read 5K - Augusta-Richmond County Public Library

5K, 1 Mile

Event Date

Sat, May 30, 2015


Augusta, GA


Activity Today Later

Running-5K - Individual (without t-shirt)

$10 $10 Closed

Running-5K - Individual (with t-shirt)

$20 $20 Closed

Running/Walking Fun Run - 1 Mile - Individual - Adult and Youth ages 12 and under (without t-shirt)

$10 $10 Closed

Running/Walking Fun Run - 1 Mile - Individual - Youth (with t-shirt)

$15 $15 Closed

Running/Walking Fun Run - 1 Mile - Adult (with t-shirt)

$20 $20 Closed

About This Activity

Join Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System for its first 5K Run and 1 Mile Run/Walk Fun Run.  The race will take place at scenic Lake Olmstead Park.   This is a community partnership event to raise money for the library, to promote awareness of library services, to have fun, and promote health and wellness.

The USATF certified 5K (3.1 Miles) route will start in front of the GreenJackets Stadium and will continue down in front of the CSRA Humane Society onto the Augusta Canal, loop back at the Augusta Waterworks and finish behind the Julian Smith Barbeque Pit on Lake Olmstead.

The 1-Mile Fun Run starts in front of the Julian Smith BBQ Pit and follows Milledge Road and turns left onto the path to follow Lake Olmstead to finish behind the Julian Smith Barbeque Pit on Lake Olmstead.

All runners and walkers are encouraged to register with a minimum pledge amount and then solicit other pledge donations.  This event is open to everyone - businesses, organizations, schools, groups of friends, colleagues and neighbors can form teams of walkers and runners to raise pledges and show their support.

The purpose of the 5K Run is to collaborate as a community in raising funds to support the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library.


Event details and schedule

Thanks for your interest in Racing to Read!

Friday, May 29, 2015 - Packet pickup is available at the Main library

from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

823 Telfair Street

Augusta, GA 30901

8:30 a.m., Saturday, May 30, 2015

ARRIVAL:  Packet pickup begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Julian Smith Barbeque Pit on Lake Olmstead. Sponsor Booths open. 

REGISTER: Race-day Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 9:15 a.m.

 9:30 a.m. - 1 Mile Run/Walk Fun Run

10:00 a.m. - 5K Run

11:00 a.m.

AWARDS CEREMONY:  Immediately following the 5K Race at Julian Smith Barbeque Pit on Lake Olmstead.  Top male and female runners will receive awards/prizes.

Refreshments and fun for all.

T-SHIRTS:  t-shirts are optional.   Pre-register to be guaranteed a shirt.

 PLEDGES: When you register and/or pledge, you can specify the library branch where you wish your pledges and donations to be assigned.

 Please encourage friends and family to make a pledge for your efforts. Special recognition will be given to the top pledge earners.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:   Register with a minimum pledge of $10.00 and we encourage you to solicit donations/pledges from others for your race efforts. 

For PLEDGE information and forms, please go to

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