2015 Spring 5K and Adventure Challenge Relay
Information about the 2015 1st Annual Delaware Charity Challenge 5K and Adventure Challenge Relay
1st Annual Delaware Charity Challenge Spring 5K and Adventure Challenge Relay
The Delaware Charity Challenge is a centralized fundraising and athletic competition designed to give participating charities and teams the ability to access all the benefits of participating in a fundraising event, such as a 5K, without most of the overhead costs and logistical nightmares commonly associated with putting such events together internally.
The 1st Annual Delaware Charity Challenge 5K and Adventure Challenge Relay was a great success. In the first year, more than $32,000 ($32,483) was raised for 26 different charities as part of the Race to Raise fundraising challenge. Over 35 teams (representing 30 different charities) competed in the Race to First 5K and Adventure Challenge Relay, which was held May 2, 2015 at Lums Pond State Park in Bear, Delaware.
Race to Raise
In the 2015 Race to Raise, Meals on Wheels Delaware won first place and received the $300 first place prize from the prize pool. At the close of the 2015 Race to Raise competition, they raised $5,995 between its official team and a team from Monroe Energy, which designated Meals on Wheels Delaware as its nonprofit beneficiary. Team Veritext Legal Solutions finished second, raising $5,550 for its nonprofit beneficiary, Ministry of Caring, earning that charity an additional $200 second place prize from the prize pool. Team End Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy raised the third highest amount of $4,716 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), earning the third place $100 prize for MDA. Team Cure Sanfilippo, raising money for Team Sanfilippo Foundation, raised $4,550. Team Veritext, Team End Duchenne, and Team Cure Sanfilippo were the top three fundraising teams of the 26 teams competing in the Race to Raise.
In the official nonprofit team category, Team Meals On Wheels Delaware and Team Next Gen North (raising money for the Next Generation of the Delaware Community Foundation (North) Fund) finished first and second. These teams won the two Wilmington Blue Rocks advertising packages for having raised the most money of any official nonprofit team.
When the Fundraising Challenge was completed (May 31, 2015), teams collectively had raised $32,484 for the selected nonprofit organizations, including the prize pool awards. The top 8 individual fundraising teams were: Team Veritext Legal Solutions (raising for Ministry of Caring) ($5,750), Team Cure Sanfilippo (raising for Team Sanfilippo Foundation) ($5,245), Team End Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (raising for Muscular Dystrophy Association) ($4,816), Team Meals on Wheels Delaware (raising for Meals on Wheels Delaware) ($4,585), Team Innovincent (raising for Combined Campaign for Justice) ($3,100), Team Monroe Energy (raising for Meals on Wheels Delaware ($1,710), Team KINfolk (raising for KINfolk) ($1,230), and Team Next Gen North (raising for the Next Generation (North) Fund) ($1,075).
Race to First 5K and Adventure Challenge Relay
In the 2015 Race to First 5K and Adventure Challenge Relay, four teams won their respective competitive races and won additional prize money for their chosen beneficiaries. The Fusion Race Team won the Co-Ed Team 5K race and an additional $100 for Preston's March for Energy. Team Yeager Law Firm won the Women's Team 5K race and an additional $100 for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Delaware. Team Innovincent won the Men's Team 5K race and an additional $100 for Combined Campaign for Justice. The Friends of Wilmington Parks team won the Adventure Challenge Relay and $100 for that organization.