WFPL is holding the 6th Annual Book It and Run 5K on Sat. September 21, 2019.

Join Us

The Watertown Free Public Library is pleased to announce our 6th Annual 5k fundraiser!

Join us Saturday, September 21, 2019 for fun run (or walk!) through Watertown’s beautiful neighborhoods. This family-friendly event promotes healthy habits and community fitness, and helps support Watertown Free Public Library programs. Participants of all ability levels are encouraged to take part. 

Our 5K begins at 9 AM between Linear Park and Saltonstall Park on Whites Avenue. Look for our starting line in front of the Watertown Boys and Girls Club!

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Please email or call (617) 972-6431 if you have any questions.


  • Adults (18 and over): $25 (includes chip timing and a t-shirt)
  • Ages 10 to 17: $20 (includes chip timing and t-shirt)
  • Ages 9 and under: free (includes chip timing and a t-shirt)

Bib Pick Up 

There are three options for bib pick up:

  • Thursday, September 19 at Marathon Sports in Porter Square, 5-8 PM
  • Friday, September 20 at Watertown Free Public Library, 4-7 PM
  • Saturday, September 21 at Watertown Free Public Library, beginning at 8 AM


Can't make it to the event but want to donate? Donations can be made by cash or check to the Watertown Free Public Library Building Committee, or online at the Network for Good website.

We will be running through the neighborhoods surrounding the Watertown Free Public Library. The start line is located in front of the Watertown Boys & Girls Club on Whites Ave, a short walk from the library through Saltonstall Park. See the map below for specifics.

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WFPL is hosting the 6th annual Book It and Run 5K on September 21, 2019.