Dewey Decimal Dash Run and Walk

Saturday, November 16, 2019   Race begins - 8:00 am; Post-Dash Bash begins 9:00 am

The Haverford Township Free Library is hosting its third annual Dewey Decimal Dash Run and Walk. The event will help raise funds for the Library’s collections, programs and services.

  • Teams are encouraged. $5 off each team participant.
  • Dress in Costume! Prizes awarded for Most Creative, Best Picture Book Character and Funniest.
  • Can't run a 5K, but want to support the Library? Take a leisurely 1-mile stroll with friends and neighbors.


Price: 5K $25 until November 1, $30 from November 1 through November 15, and $35 on race day.  Fun Run $10 until November 1, $15 from November 1 through November 15, and $20 on race day.

Teams: Encouraged!   $5 off each team participant.

Amenities: Beautiful course down Karakung Drive,  moisture wicking T-shirt, community celebration afterwards in the Library featuring breakfast, storytime, music, picture booth and raffles.

Awards:  Overall (1-3), Top in age group, awards for storybook character costumes.

Race Schedule:  

8:00 am - Start of the 5K

8:15 am - Start of the 1 mile run and walk

9:00 am - Post-Dash Bash!  including food, music, storytime with costumed characters, raffles and more!


The Dewey Decimal Dash is made possible by our amazing sponsors, listed below.  We have business as well as Individual/Family Sponsorship opportunities.  Don't get left out - there are more sponsorship opportunities available!  Read more about Business Sponsorship levels or Individual and Family Sponsorship levels and become a sponsor today.

Gold Level: Haverford Area YMCA, WSFS Bank
Silver Level: Bernardon, Ranieri & Kerns Associates, Prime Health Network, M& T Bank, BGA&F Accountants, Main Line Kitchens, Tri-State Consultants, Long and Foster - Madeline O'Fria, Brookline Dental, Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union, Crozer Keystone Surgery Center - Haverford
Bronze Level: Foote Orthodontics, Negrey Eye Associates, John Cipollone Inc., Bryn Mawr Glass, Havertown Automotive, Vida Home Care, Cella Financial Consultants, Nolan Painting, ESSA Bank, Haverford Trust, Foxtrot Mortgage, McGarrity and Moser Auto Repair, Carl O'Fria & Co., Oakmont Farmers Market, Dr. Harvey Wank, Earle's Auto & Tire, Joel Perlish Photography, Pay USA, The Crossbar, Radomile Academy of Dance, Long and Foster - Fran Truax
Other: Taddeo's Greenhouses, Cenzos Pizza, Wooden Indian Cigar Shop, Havertown Community Acupuncture, House Cup Coffee Roasters, Postivivity Yogis, Ardmore Toyota, Bev Nolan, Phil Goldsmith, HTFL Quilting Group, HTFL Cookbook Club, HTFL Tea and Stitch Group, HTFL Staff, HTFL Board of Trustees



Register now using the button below.

Opportunities to register and pick up bib & t-shirt prior to the race:

  • Friday, November 15 -- 12:00 - 7:00 pm (First Floor of the Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown)
  • Saturday, November 16 -- 7:00 - 8:00 am (Library Parking Lot, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown)

Course:   The course will start at the Library, run down Mill Rd to Karakung to Manoa Rd and back to the Library.

Dewey Dash


We need helpers to make this race happen.  We could use people to:

  • be road marshals
  • man the registration table
  • handout refreshments
  • and more