The first ever WFPL 5K road race drew nearly 200 runners and raised money for the Watertown Free Public Library.
On Saturday, June 21, 2014 runners of all ages gathered at the Watertown Free Public Library with their friends and families to participate in the first ever Watertown Library fun run.
Emily Miranda, supervisor of Children’s Services, thanked the participants in the race:
“We at the library are inspired by our incredible patrons, and this event truly exemplified the spirit of this community. So what can you do now that the race is over? Support the library by taking advantage of all of the resources and programs we have to offer. Ask questions! Come to programs! Bring your friends and families! Take this time to set the bar high, achieve your personal best, and surprise yourself with what you can accomplish – in the library and on the race course. We’ll see you next year!”
Library officials are still tabulating how much the WFPL 5k raised.
The top male runner and top overall finisher was Frank May of Somerville, who ran the race in a time of 16:31.0 minutes. Emily Carano of Watertown had the top time for female runners and her time of 21:03.6 was sixth overall.
See the complete race results on Coolrunning.com by clicking here.