Dewey Dash to celebrate 10th anniversary

By on April 11, 2014

Town and Country Public Library 10th annual Dewey Dash
Sunday, April 13, at 7:30 a.m.
320 E. North St., Elburn
(630) 365-2244 •
Fees for 1-mile walk/run: $22 ($25 on race day) for adults,
$12 ($15 on race day) for ages 12 and under
Fees for 5k: $22 ($25 on race day) for all entrants
USATF Certified 5k Course

ELBURN—This Sunday, April 13, will mark the date of the 10th annual Dewey Dash, the Town and Country Public Library’s spring run/walk and 5k race.

Same-day registration will begin at 7:30 a.m., with the 1-mile walk/run commencing at 8:30 a.m., followed by the 5k at 9 a.m.

Registration forms and more information are also available ahead of time at the library and on its website,, under “Dewey Dash.” Participants may re-register by clicking on the “” or “” links.

The theme of the 2014 Dewey Dash is “From Pooh to Who,” with guests of honor Winnie the Pooh and Dr. Who.

“Don’t ask why—just enjoy the quotations along the way,” Library Director Lynn Alms said of this year’s theme.

Alms said that dash participants are free to dress in costume to fit the theme, and prizes will be awarded for the best ones. She said she’s looking forward to seeing what people come up with for this interesting juxtaposition of characters.

This is the second year the race will have a theme. Last year’s theme was fairy tales. At least 150 participants ran and walked in the 2013 race, but Alms said she has seen as many as 300 in some years, depending on the weather.

Funds from the race will go toward the library’s technology needs, with this year’s proceeds going to increase the speed of the public computers’ internet connection, and to purchase three new computers to replace three of the library’s public machines.

Last year the event raised $5,000, which comes from registration fees and donations from local businesses.

All 5k participants will receive a goody bag, and refreshments will be provided to all runners and walkers of both races.