The Friends of the Belgrade Public Library will host its 8th annual Friends of the Belgrade Public Library 5K Road Race starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 29, at the library, 124 Depot St. Participants can walk, run or jog the course.

This will be the fourth year featuring The Summer Camp Challenge. Last year, campers participated from Camp Caribou, Camp Matoaka and Camp Runoia and Camp Vega. A special Camp Award will go to the winning camp of the challenge. This year an invitation is extended to all of the area law enforcement agencies to participate in the 5K road race. As a way to show its support, Friends will waive the registration fee for all off-duty police officers.

This is one of several events sponsored by The Friends to raise funds to support and maintain the operation of The Belgrade Public Library.

The race will start and finish at the Belgrade Public Library, and race day registration takes place at Belgrade Central School beginning at 7 a.m., with the race starting at 8 a.m. Race day registration fee is $20. Pre-race registration fee is $15 and is available at, or Awards will be presented to the overall male and female winners and to the top two finishers in each age category.

For further information, contact John House, race director, at 465-3524.

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