‘Born to Run’ plans pick up pace PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 16 September 2013 09:24
Bowling Green's Community Reads and Bowling Green State University's Common Reading Experience will hold kick-off events Oct. 1 featuring Christopher McDougall, author of this year' selection, "Born to Run."
The day will start with a Fun Run/Walk with McDougall as well as BGSU President Mary Ellen Mazey and Bowling Green Mayor Dick Edwards. The event is open to runners and walkers of all ages. The two-mile course will begin and end at Jerome Library on the BGSU campus; Wood County District Public Library will approximately mark the half-way point in the course.
Participants will be welcomed at WCDPL with modest refreshments before continuing on back to campus.
Those interested in participating must register and sign a waiver, both of which may found at http://choose.bgsu.edu/run/. There are no fees to enter the Fun Run/Walk. Donations of used running shoes, in any condition, may be made when checking in. The shoe donation is part of a month-long recycling project, which is being overseen by "Eco Erek" Hansen, in conjunction with this year's Community Reads and Common Reading Experience.
On the day of the event, participants should check in at the Anderson Arena Lobby from 7 to 7:45 a.m.
The Run/Walk will begin at 8 a.m. at Jerome Library, with the course closing at 9:30 a.m. Community participants will be able to park for free in Anderson Arena Lot N from 7 to 10 a.m.
While lightning or other extreme weather could cause delay, the event will take place rain or shine.
Kick-off activities will also include a 5 p.m. reception at WCDPL for McDougall. Area readers will be able to purchase copies of Born to Run, and have them signed by McDougall. Following the reception, McDougall will address students and members of the Bowling Green community in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union's Lenhart Ballroom, starting at 7:30 p.m.
While the author reception at the Wood County Library is free, tickets are required due to space limitations.
Tickets are available to pick up at the library's 1st floor check-out desk, and will also be available at the Downtown Farmers Market on September 18 and 25.
For more information about these and other Community Reads/Common Reading Experience programs, call 419-352-5104, or visit http://wcdpl/org/community-reads or http://libguides.bgsu.edu/borntorun.
Last Updated on Monday, 16 September 2013 09:25

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