Dewey Decimal Dash Run and Walk

Join us for the Dewey Decimal Dash Run & Walk and support the Haverford Township Free Library! Choose to run the 5k or run/walk the 1 mile. All of the proceeds go towards the Library’s services, programs, and collections. Back this year is our Post Dash Bash after the race in the Library. Bring the kids to a storytime, get your picture taken at our picture booth, purchase Holiday Book Bundles from the Friends of Haverford Township Free Library, or try your chances for our raffle items! We are excited to report that House Cup Coffee will be back serving coffee and Sweets on Darby will be providing Donuts!

5k race time: 8 am
1 mile fun run/walk: 8:15 am
Post Dash Bash: 9:00 am

Register Here!

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

Volunteer here to assist us with the Dewey Decimal Dash of 2022!

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 5 (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 Runsignup registration page. (You can run the race course on your own time or in your neighborhood, park, or on a track or treadmill).
  • We encourage you to check in and pick up your race packets at the Reference Desk this week prior to the race (Thursday, Friday, November 3,& 4) during normal Library hours and additionally, 5-7 pm on Friday evening. Library hours are Thursday, 10 am - 6 pm, and Friday 10 am - 5pm (plus 5-7 pm in Library foyer.)
  • Following the race, join us for the Post Dash Bash in the Library where winners will be announced, beverages and light snacks served, a children's storytime, photo booth and raffles.
  • Questions? Contact Mary Bear Shannon


  • 5K - $25 early bird (8/26/22 - 10/28/22); $30 (10/29 - 11/4), $35 day of race (11/5/22).
  • 5K Teams - $20 early bird (8/26/22 - 10/28/22); $25 (10/29 - 11/4); $30 day of race (11/5/22).
  • 1 mile run/walk; $15 early bird(8/26/22 - 10/28/22); $20 (10/29 - 11/4); $25 day of race (11/5/22).




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?

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Thank you to our

Individual and Family Sponsors!

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