The Delaware Beaches are 5K Crazy!

 

If running is your thing in 2016, 5Ks and other running events are happening all year long at the Delaware Beaches!

 

Photo Credit: Surfin' Snowman 5K

Photo Credit: Surfin’ Snowman 5K

 

April 23–24 is the Coastal Delaware Running Festival, the #1 marathon in Delaware. 5Ks have been gaining in popularity over the last few years. Everywhere these events are cropping up. Why, you ask? Because these fun events are a healthy and exciting way to raise awareness and funds for charities of all types.

Throughout the year, Delaware Beaches is hosting races to support worthy charities. The Running Festival is just the first of six.

If you’re a runner, it’s not too late to register! So if you would like more information about participating in or viewing these great events, here’s all the information you need about these Delaware Beaches races.

 

Photo Credit: Coastal DE Running Festival

Photo Credit: Coastal DE Running Festival

Coastal Delaware Running Festival
April 23–24, 2016

WEBSITE

START: Tower Road, Delaware Seashore State Park, Dewey Beach, DE
FINISH: The Lighthouse, Baycenter Waterfront Complex, Dewey Beach, DE

Benefitting: Delaware Seashore Preservation Foundation; Preston’s March for Energy; the Delaware KIDS Fund; Get Well Gabby Founation; and Autism Speaks

HIGHLIGHTS:

•Boston Qualifier
•Beach party at the finish line with complimentary beer (21 & over)
•Post-race entertainment
•Race swag, t-shirts
•A FREE running festival expo with vendors, merchandise & tons of great information
•…So much more!

 

Justin’s Beach House Memorial Day Weekend 5K Run & 2 Mile Walk
May 28, 2016

WEBSITE

LOCATION: Bethany Beach, DE

BENEFITTING: The Justin W. Jennings Foundation

HIGHLIGHTS:

•FREE pre-race for kids
•Great awards
•Post-race party on the boardwalk
•T-shirts for pre-registered racers

 

Athletes To End Alzheimer’s 5K Run/Walk
August 7, 2016

WEBSITE

LOCATION: Bethany Beach, DE

BENEFITTING: Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter

HIGHLIGHTS:

•Walker friendly
•Entertainment on the course and after the race
•Party at the finish line
•Beautiful Scenery

 

Photo Credit: Bethany Beach First Responders Triathlon & Duathlon

Photo Credit: Bethany Beach First Responders Triathlon & Duathlon

Bethany Beach First Responders Triathlon & Duathlon
September 18, 2016

WEBSITE

LOCATION: Bethany Beach, DE

BENEFITTING: Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Co. & First Responders

HIGHLIGHTS:

•Three intense race courses
•Triathlon: swim, bike & run
•Duathlon: run, bike, then run
•Aquabike: swim, bike only
•Training clinics available ahead of time
•pre-race reception party

 

Boooo-B-Que 5k Run/Walk
October 21–22, 2016

WEBSITE

LOCATION: Bethany Beach, DE

BENEFITTING: Delaware Seashore Preservation Foundation

HIGHLIGHTS:

•Boo-B-Que Festival, a family fun event with food, trick or treating & more!
•Costumes are encouraged; costume competition
•FREE kiddie dash before the 5K
•Food & drink
•Tons of fun activities for all ages

 

Surfin’ Snoman 5-Miler
Early Winter, 2017

WEBSITE

LOCATION: Bethany Beach, DE

 **Updates coming soon! Keep checking the Website for more info.

 

 

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