events, Fundraising

SAVE THE DATE: 10/7/23 is our 5K Run/Walk for Reading on Market Day!

About the 5K Run/Walk

When: October 7, 2023, race start @ 9AM
Where: 114 E. Centre Ave., Newtown, PA 18940 (The Newtown Library Company)

Stay Tuned for Registration Opening Dates and Sign up through!

Run or walk on the same course with professional timing provided through Pretzel City. Fruit and water will be provided for racers, as well as t-shirts for the first 100 racers to register. Prizes will be awarded for top finishers and library goodie bags will be available for children ages 13 and under.

Stay tuned for more information on registration opening dates!

Questions? Call the library at (215)968-7659.

5K on Market Day Schedule
Check-in & Registration 8-9 am
Stretch/Yoga Warm-up 8:30 am
Race Start 9 am
Awards 10 am

Book Sale 10 am – 4 pm

About Market Day and the Library Book Sale

The race ends at the library, where the Market Day activities begin! Food trucks, music, crafters, and activities for children are planned throughout the Market area. The library will have its annual book sale as well! Stay tuned for details about book donations.

For more information on Market Day visit the Newtown Historic Association website.

Parking is available at the Northeast corner of Penn and Lincoln. On-street parking is available on North Lincoln Avenue or South Lincoln Avenue. Market Day will be on the South side of Washington Avenue, so some streets may be closed for that activity.


The help and participation of volunteers are crucial in making this event successful, fun, and safe. There are a variety of volunteer slots open. Stay tuned for our SignUp Genius form.

Become a Sponsor

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact Joe Carfagno at

Sponsorship Levels:
Bronze – $250
Small logo on shirt
Banner at race (supplied by sponsor)
2 people in race

Silver – $500
Medium logo on shirt
Table at race
Announcement at race
4 people in race

Gold – $1000
Large logo on shirt
Mention in all social media
Thank you ad in local paper
8 people in race

Enjoy photos from previous years’ 5K!

Pictures courtesy of Jeffrey Werner and library volunteers