300 runners and walkers, 40 corporate sponsors, police, fire, EMT, and dozens of volunteers helped provide over 66,000 meals to hungry Delaware kids with the 5th Annual 5K. Presented by M & T Bank, MySherpa, United Water & Harvey, Hanna & Associates, Inc. and hosted in Newport, Delaware is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing 5K’s in the marketplace. This year’s event featured fun amenities for the kids including facepainting, moonbounce, photo booth and mascot appearances by Rocky Blue Winkle from the Wilmington Blue Rock and YoUDee from University of Delaware.
Newport Mayor Michael Spencer served as the honorary starter for the race. Dan Feeney took home 1st Place honors and a $200 cash prize while Elizabeth Swierzbinski finished as the top female with a $200 cash prize.
Hundreds of runners hit the streets of Newport on Saturday August 3rd for the 4th Annual Delaware KIDS Fund 5K presented by Harvey, Hanna & Associates, MySherpa, Geico, ARS Fleet Service and Drinker Biddle. Over 300 runners and walkers took on what many on the 5K circuit consider one of the more challenges courses. Runners and walkers enjoyed pre and post-race festivities including music, food, beverages and raffles under a large tent at the James Street Tavern in Newport. Featuring popular Delaware Mascots YoUDee and Rocky Bluewinkle, massages by Therapeutic Massage and Wellness, creative coffees from Java Puppy and a Dunk Booth to help raise extra funds for the KIDS.
Presented by ARS Fleet Service, My Sherpa, Drinker Biddle and in partnership with UnitedHealthCare Community Plan, this annual 5K run/walk featured a Kiddie K before the start of the race, a misting tent for runners and a dunk tank – a nice treat on a hot day!
The after-party, held at James Street Tavern, included live music, coffee from Java Puppy and appearances by Rocky Blue Winkle and YoUDee. Michael Daigeaun and Kelly Horowitz, the overall male and female winners from the field of 280 runners, received Apple gift cards.
The Delaware KIDS Fund held it’s first 5K Run/Walk.
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