Posted by Priscilla Gottwald on Aug 26, 2018

The Ninth Annual Fall Street 5k Race will take place at Washington Park, 100 Washington Street, at 8 am on September 9. The race takes place before the Fall Street Faire festivities, which begin at noon.
 
Lori Haverty of Tread on Linden Street, Tread on the Mill on High Street and their new studio Tread on East in Winchester opening in September, has been involved in planning the race since it joined the activities of the Fall Street Faire in its second year. Lori is coordinating the race sponsored by Salem Five.  
 
“I am happy to be back at the helm planning a family race at the Street Faire and happy to welcome Salem Five as the road race gold sponsor. We are looking forward to families running together to make the race an annual family-friendly community event,” said Haverty. “While we hope for a cool September morning, this event is rain or shine. Besides, running in the rain is fun!” 
 
The 5k race has played a popular role in the Faire since 2010 and is a great way for friends and neighbors to get together for some fun and friendly competition after the summer recess. The course for the race is moderate, not only approachable for casual runners, but also a great speed challenge for the pros. Children are encouraged to run with their families. The course starts at Washington Park and winds through some of Reading's most beautiful neighborhoods, including Hillcrest Avenue, Oak Street, Walnut Street and Summer Avenue.
 
There will be a brief awards ceremony at Washington Park following the race. The times to beat are 15:57 for males and 19:40 for females.
 
Bib numbers and registration packages will be available at Tread on the Mill, 13 High Street, in the back of the lot behind Square Liquors, on Friday, September 7, from 2-4 pm, or Saturday, September 8, from 10:15 am to noon or at Washington Park on the day of the race at 7:30 am. The first 200 registrants will receive race T-shirts, so register early!
 
 “Prizes for our race winners will be given out during the ceremony, but, don’t leave yet! You will want to stay for food, drinks, kids’ activities, live music, a chili cook-off, antique car show and so much more at the 9th Annual Fall Street Faire from noon to five,” added Lori.
 
Cost to participate is $25 registering in advance online; day of race registration $30 cash or check only. There are no refunds. Runners should arrive at Washington Park at 7:45 for a prompt 8 o’clock start. Register online at fallstreetfaire.com.
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