The sixth annual Run, White & Blue 5K run and 1-mile walk will be held Thursday, Sept. 5, at Delaware Technical Community College’s Owens Campus in Georgetown, benefitting scholarships for veterans and first-responders.
Registration starts at 5 p.m., and the race starts at 6 p.m., near the Student Services Center. Pre-registration is currently available online at go.dtcc.edu/run5k. The cost is $25 for adults who register prior to Sept. 3 ($30 after Sept. 3); $10 for all students, military, first-responders and children (2-17 years old) who register prior to Sept. 3 ($30 after Sept. 3); and $25 for the Silent Marcher (donate to the event, stay at home and they’ll send the event T-shirt).
Following the race, there will be a family-friendly post-race cookout featuring live music from Annapolis, Md., band Jocelyn Faro & the Ragazzi, barbecue chicken cooked by the Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company, pizza from Pizza King, oysters from J.D. Shuckers, ice cream from Vanderwende Farm Creamery, and beer from NKS Distributors, Mispillion River Brewing and Revelation Craft Brewing.
There will also be an awards ceremony for the top overall male and female finishers, as well as the top finishers in each age group.
In addition, the Delaware State Police will have a helicopter and the mounted patrol unit on site, and there will be displays from the Delaware National Guard and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control.
There will also be a variety of games and activities for kids throughout the evening.
The Run, White & Blue 5K is sponsored by the Delaware Army National Guard, Sussex Emergency Associates, Mountaire Farms, Cape Henlopen Elks Lodge #2540, Heritage Shores Military Club, American Legion Sussex Post #8, The Brainard Family, the Korean War Veterans Association, Forever Media Inc., Leisure Point Resort/Pine Acres Inc., Del-One Federal Credit Union, Mason Dixon VFW 7234, Lewes-Rehoboth Rotary, State Farm–Chuck Hall Agency, Jack Lingo Inc. Realtor, Lighthouse Cove Catering, Kent Construction, SUN Behavioral Delaware LLC and many more.
For more information, and a full list of event sponsors, visit go.dtcc.edu/run5k.