Book It! 5K for the Hoover Library

5K, Other

Event Date

Sat, May 21, 2016


Birmingham, AL


Activity Today Later


$25 $25 Closed

Sleep In

$20 $20 Closed

About This Activity

The Book It! 5K is the formal kick-off of this year’s Summer Reading programs at the library. This year, the library’s Summer Reading programs will be focusing on health and fitness. The Friends of the Hoover Library are helping the library to celebrate this year’s theme with our first ever 5K race to raise money and awareness for all that the Hoover Library offers.

The Book It! 5K will take place on Saturday, May 21 at Hoover’s beautiful Veterans Park at 4800 Valleydale Road, adjacent to Spain Park High School. This professionally developed cross-country course will take you around the lake and forested areas of the park. Devon Hind, head coach of track and field at Hoover High School, will MC our race. It begins at 8 am and will be digitally timed. Runner awards will be presented at 9:30 am.

The Kids Summer Reading kickoff begins at 10 am with games, inflatables and snacks. The BMX Trickstars expo will be at 10:30 am and 11:30 am. This is truly a day for the whole family!

More information on the race and sponsorship opportunities is available at

Through April 23: This is the best deal! You are guaranteed a race t-shirt and a runner gift bag.
Adults $25
Youth (14 and under) $15

April 24 – May 20: Race t-shirts and gift bags will only be available while supply lasts.
Adults $30
Youth (14 and under) $20

Sleep In: Support the Friends and the Hoover Library without running the race!
Register before April 24 to guarantee a race t-shirt and a gift bag.
All ages $20

Day of Race May 21
Adults $35
Youth (14 and under) $25

Please note, no refunds or bib transfers allowed.

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