It’s hard to believe, but this is year EIGHT of the Book’n Trilogy! Did you know that through your participation and our awesome sponsors, the Book’n Trilogy has generated over $38,500 to support our Library? We’ve purchased two new projection screens, two projectors, and surround-sound for the Library meeting room; furniture booths for the foyer; a Children’s Listening Station for the Youth Department; a white board for the meeting room; and funding for the Children’s Mural in the Youth Department. AMAZING! We’ve nearly doubled in participation since the first year, but are still just a relatively small community event--and man, am I proud to be a part of it!
Well, as you know, last year was the “Backwards Year”, where after seven years running the same course, we reversed it, trying to “mix it up”. This year we go back to the regular direction, but apparently Bob the Gecko is not going to let us get away with a boring run! It seems our mascot has his own ideas, so I’ll let him speak for himself! We’re all looking forward to seeing you on Saturday, May 17, and thank you again for supporting our Library!
Hello! My name is Bob and I’m a gecko. OK, I admit it…..I’m a gecko, but not just any gecko! I’m the mascot for the Salem-South Lyon District Library Book’n Trilogy! Every year I greet people at the race. I tell them they’ll do great. Cheer them on. Yep, pretty exciting for me, just standing there, watching you all have a great time. Yep, just standing there, doing nothing….. Yep…. Pretty exciting all right…..
BUT NOT THIS YEAR! This year I’m running! Yep, you heard that right…..I’m running! I’m shedding my “mascot” skin, and lining up with all of you to finish my first ever 5K! You heard that right, I’m a running gecko!
And to celebrate, I’m offering you all a chance to participate in the 2014 Gecko Challenge! Here’s how it works:
Yep, my first year as an actual runner (or walker, or both…I’ll have to see how it goes. Geckos don’t train much—when’s the last time you saw a gecko out running?) So, see if you can “Beat the Gecko”! I’m looking forward to lining up with all of you!
Bob the Gecko
Saturday, May 17, 2014:
Millennium Middle School
61526 Nine Mile Rd. (Crossroads: Nine Mile Rd. & Pontiac Trail)
South Lyon, MI 48178.
There will be ample parking at the school.
Awards will be presented after all the runners/walkers are finished!
Overall Male and Female in the 10K Run and 5K Run/Walk will receive a $50 gift card to Running Fit.
Age group awards are 3 deep for the 10K Run and 5K Run/Walk. Age categories are as follows:
[0 - 10] [11 - 14] [15 - 18 ] [19 - 25] [26 - 30] [31 - 40] [41 - 50] [51 - 60] [61 - 69] [70 & Over]
Storytime Challenge ages and times will not be published or included in the results. All Storytime Challenge participants will receive an award.
Did we miss something? For any questions you may have about the race, contact Caryn Bartone at 248.437.6431 x204, or click here for email .