Dewey Decimal Dash Run and Walk

The Dewey Decimal Dash is back! 

Last year we hosted our annual 5K and Walk virtually as the

Dewey DIGITAL Dash

This year we invite everyone to participate in-person,

or by taking advantage of our virtual option!

In-person or virtually,

come out and support the Haverford Township Free Library

All 2021 proceeds support Library programs, services, and collections!

5k Race begins 8:00 am
1 mile fun run/walk begins at 8:15 am

Register Here!

Don't feel like running, but still want to donate your time to the library?

Volunteer here to assist us with the Dewey Decimal Dash of 2021!

We will monitor Covid cases and, if needed for health and safety,  may implement measures such as masked and/or staggered starts, or transition the event to all virtual. At the race, we will observe CDC guidelines for outdoor events.

How it works:

  • Register for the 5K run (individual or team) or our 1 mile run or walk (individual) either in person or virtually.
  • In person participants will run or walk on November 6 (down Mill Road, to Karakung Drive, to Manoa and back to the Library for 5K, OR down Mill Road to Earlington and back for the 1 mile).
  • Virtual participants can run or walk the event any time between November 6 and November 14 and log their times on the Run signup registration page. (You can run the race course on your own time or in your neighborhood, park, or on a track or treadmill).
  • Please check in and pick up your race swag bags and racing bibs throughout the week prior to the race (November 3-5) in order to promote social distancing.  You can pick these up at the Library (1601 Darby Rd., Havertown, PA) during normal hours of operation Monday - Thursday.  On Friday, November 5, you can check in and pick up bags until 7pm in the Library foyer.
  • Following the race, beverages and light snacks will be provided to participants as winners are announced. 
  • Questions? Contact Mary Bear Shannon


  • 5K - $25 early bird; $30 October 30 - November 5, $35 day of race
  • 5K Teams - $20 early bird; $25 October 30-November 5; $30 day of race
  • 1 mile run/walk; $15 early bird; $20 October 30-November 15; $25 day of race




The 5K course will start at the Library, run down Mill Rd to Karakung to Manoa Rd and back to the Library.  

1 mile course will start at the Library, run down Mill Road to Earlington and back to the Library. 

Thank you to our

Business Sponsors!

Want to become a Business Sponsor?

Click the button below for downloadable form and business sponsor package information.

Thank you to our

Individual and Family Sponsors!

Want to become an Individual Sponsor?

Click the button below for downloadable form and individual sponsor package information.

Donate or Become a Sponsor Online Too!

Don't want to have to fill out a paper form to donate or become a sponsor of the Dewey Decimal Dash or the Haverford Township Free Library?  Become a sponsor online by clicking the button below!