Run, White & Blue to support scholarships for vets, first-responders

 Runners and walkers alike have an opportunity to trek across a 5K/1-mile course to help benefit scholarships for military veteran and first-responder students attending the Delaware Technical Community College’s Owens Campus.

On Patriots Day, which is Thursday, Sept. 6, at 6 p.m., participants will meet at the Student Services Center to start their 5K run or 1-mile walk across the course. The cost to join the fun is $25 (before Sept. 3). It will be a rain-or-shine event.

Those who do not pre-register by Sept. 4 can do so the day of the event, beginning at 5 p.m., also at the Student Services Center. The cost after Sept. 4 will be $30. Students, veterans, active-duty military members and first-responders can participate for just $10. Children younger than 5 can participate free of charge.

If running, or even walking, that day is not in the cards, don’t worry. Supporters can stay home and make a donation of $25 or more, and they’ll still send a shirt to recognize the “Silent Marcher.”

Awards will be presented to overall winners, as well as age-category winners. People must pre-register to receive an event T-shirt, as well as to be a part of the celebration after the race. There will be a post-race cookout, as well as family-friendly fun and games.

This year’s event is being held in memory of Zach Jones, who passed away earlier this year. Jones was an alumnus of Delaware Tech’s Production Agriculture program. During his time at the college, he was president of Collegiate FFA and volunteered for a variety of campus events and activities. At the time of his passing, Jones served as president of the Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company and was a member of the Auxiliary of the VFW Post #7478 and of the Greenwood Lions Club.

For more information or to pre-register for the event, go to Race and event production are being provided by Seashore Striders. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, call the Development Office at (302) 259-6086 or email

By Jason Feather
Staff Reporter