Fine Free Fun Run

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Fine Free Fun Run

August 3, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

The Great Falls Public Library is excited to announce our very first 
Fine Free Fun Run, to be held August 3rd, 9am-11am, at Gibson Park.

We all know that access to books is one of the most important things we 
can offer children, and too many kids in Great Falls are unable to check 
out books due to library fines. The purpose of the fun run is to give 
folks an opportunity to reduce their library fines by walking or running 
laps around Gibson Park. For each lap run, a fine will be reduced by $1. 
The Friends of the Great Falls Public Library have pledged to contribute 
$3,000 towards the payment of fines, that's 3000 laps that need to be 
run! Participants have the option of running/walking to reduce their own 
fines, the fines of friends or family, OR to pledge their laps to the 
paydown of fines for our youngest cardholders.

The Great Falls Public Library is currently looking for individuals and 
organizations to sponsor this worthy event, and to participate in the 
run itself.

As an added bonus, in conjunction with this event the library will be 
hosting author and endurance athlete Jennifer Phar-Davis. Ms. Davis will 
be participating in the fun run in the morning, and giving a 
presentation at the library at 2pm in the afternoon.
From her press kit:
Jennifer Pharr Davis is a lover of long journeys and good stories. She 
is an author, speaker, record setter and 2012 National Geographic 
Adventurer of the Year who has covered over 14,000 miles of long 
distance trails on six different continents. In 2011, she covered the 
2,181-mile Appalachian Trail in forty-six days, eleven hours, and twenty 
minutes, maintaining a remarkable average of forty-seven miles per day. 
By doing this, she claimed the overall (male or female) fastest known 
time on the “A.T.” and became the first woman to set that mark. Jennifer 
has authored seven books, including her latest critically acclaimed 
work, The Pursuit of Endurance: Harnessing the Record-Breaking Power of 
Strength and Resilience (Viking Press). She has also written three North 
Carolina guidebooks and two hiking memoirs called Becoming Odyssa and 
Called Again, as well as articles for The New York Times, Outside 
magazine, Backpacker, Trail Runner, and Blue Ridge Outdoors.


August 3, 2019
9:00 am - 11:00 am