Henderson Libraries, Las Vegas Running Team to host Third Annual Read & Run for Your Health

Feb. 27 5k Run/1 Mile Walk to benefit Henderson Libraries

HENDERSON, Nev. The new year has officially begun, and that means New Year’s resolutions are at the front of people’s brains. One way to keep that resolution to get healthy in 2010 is to participate in the Third Annual Read & Run for Your Health 5K/1 Mile Walk hosted by the Henderson Libraries and the Las Vegas Running Team. The event is hosted annually in support of a healthy community.

The 5K/1 Mile Walk will take place at 7 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27. And while the event does not require its participants to run while reading, it does promote running to benefit reading. Proceeds from the event will go toward purchasing health-related materials that will be made available for checkout at the various Henderson Libraries.

“At the start of a new year, getting healthy and losing weight is often at the forefront of people’s minds, and the Read & Run for Your Health event offers an optimal opportunity to get a jump start on those resolutions and get involved in the community,” said Tom Fay, executive director for Henderson Libraries. “In its third year, this annual event has seen increased community participation. We hope this year we have even more people running and walking than last year.”

The family-oriented race is walker friendly and will begin and end at the James I. Gibson Library – located at 280 South Water Street, just off Basic Road – with the course looping through downtown Henderson and the Water Street District area.

All participants will receive a race T-shirt, goodie bag and an official time. Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female winners in the 5K as well as the top three males and females in each age division. Registration is $25 until Friday, Feb. 19. Starting Feb. 20, the cost of registration increases to $30 and $35 on the day of the race. Registration can be completed at any of the Henderson Libraries’ five locations (six total locations as of Jan. 7, when the Heritage Park library opens) or online at active.com. All other race details can be found at mypubliclibrary.com/programs/5KRun2010.html.

Additional sponsors of the Read & Run for Your Health 5k/1 Mile Walk include the Water Street District, Road ID, Vegas PBS and Allegiant Air. Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are still available.

Established in 1943 as a single library in Downtown Henderson, Henderson Libraries operates six locations throughout Henderson. Henderson Libraries cooperates with other public libraries in Southern Nevada, the Nevada System of Higher Education, the Clark County School District and all other libraries around the state to provide quality service for Nevada’s residents.

For more information on Henderson Libraries and its many services and resources, visit www.mypubliclibrary.com or call 702-492-6580.