Springfest adds 5K run to event festivities

It’s a little bit later than expected, but Springfest will finally return to Fayetteville on Saturday, June 22.

The event was postponed due to an unseasonably late snow last month, but the delay has caused at least one positive this year; it gave organizers time to add a new event to the festivities.

The Springfest 5K run/walk, organized by the folks behind the Hogeye Marathon, will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Awards will be given in three age divisions, including Young Wipper Snappers (14 and under), Springfest Chickens (15-40), and Master Martins (41 and over).

Those interested in participating in the race should register online. Fees are $20 for adults and $15 for students, and all the proceeds from the race benefit Washington County Habitat for Humanity.

Race packets, including course information, will be available for pick up from 5-7 p.m. at Jose’s on Friday, June 21.

Fayetteville Springfest, organized by the businesses on Dickson Street, began in 1983 as a way to celebrate the history, culture, and flavor of Fayetteville. After a year hiatus last year, the event will celebrate its 30th year this year with a pancake breakfast, live music, local arts and craft vendors, a dog parade, pub crawl, and other activities. For more information, visit fayettevillespringfest.com.