2017 Spring 5K and Adventure Challenge Relay
3rd ANNUAL DELAWARE CHARITY CHALLENGE SPRING 5K AND ADVENTURE CHALLENGE RELAY
The Delaware Charity Challenge is a unique fundraising and athletic competition designed to give organizations, families, and individuals a fun way to raise money and awareness for their favorite causes.
The 3rd Annual Delaware Charity Challenge 5K and Adventure Challenge Relay was a great success. In its third year, 15 teams raised more than $23,000 ($23,381) for 12 different charities as part of the Race to Raise fundraising challenge. These teams competed in the Race to First 5K and Adventure Challenge Relay, which was held May 6, 2017 at Lums Pond State Park in Bear, Delaware.
RACE TO RAISE
In the Spring 2017 Race to Raise fundraising competition (January 1 to May 5), Team Veritext Legal Solutions took home top honors again this year, raising a record $11,325 for the Ministry of Caring, including a $300 bonus prize for raising the most money. Team End Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy finished second, raising $2,966 for Muscular Dystrophy Association, including $300 in prize money related to the fundraising contest and the Adventure Challenge Relay competition. Team OperaDelaware raised $2,076 and finished third, including a $100 prize for raising the third most amount of money in the Race to Raise.
The official nonprofit team fundraising competition was won by Team Friends of Wilmington Parks ($3,779 between its official team and the Bank of New York Mellon (BNYM) team that designated Friends of Wilmington Parks as its beneficiary. Team OperaDelaware finished second in the nonprofit fundraising competition division with $2,076 raised. Both Friends of Wilmington Parks and OperaDelaware won advertising packages from the Wilmington Blue Rocks for having raised the most money of any official nonprofit team
When the Fundraising Challenge was completed (May 31, 2017), teams collectively had raised $23,381 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) ($11,325), Team End Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (raising for Muscular Dystrophy Association) ($2,966), Team OperaDelaware (raising for OperaDelaware) ($2,076), Team BNYM (raising for Friends of Wilmington Parks) ($1,967), Team Friends of Wilmington Parks ($1,812), Team Delaware Community Reinvestment Action Council ($1,645), Team Conserve Beaver Valley (raising for Brandywine Conservancy) ($925), and Team Meals on Wheels Delaware (raising for Meals on Wheels Delaware) ($150).
RACE TO FIRST 5K AND ADVENTURE CHALLENGE RELAY
In the 2017 Race to First 5K and Adventure Challenge Relay, four teams won their respective competitive races and won additional prize money for their chosen beneficiaries. Winning the Co-Ed Team 5K race was Team Faithful Friends, who won an additional $100 for Faithful Friends Animal Society. Team Family Counseling Center of St. Paul's for Delaware Community Reinvestment Action Council (DCRAC) won the Women's Team 5K race and an additional $100 for DCRAC. Team Vision Quest for Attack Addiction won the Men's Team 5K race and an additional $100 for aTAcK Addiction Foundation. Team BNYM-301 for Friends of Wilmington Parks won the large teams division of the Adventure Challenge Relay and an additional $100 for Friends of Wilmington Parks. Team What You Call Crazy Keeps Me Sane won the pairs division and donated their $100 prize to Team End Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy's nonprofit designee, Muscular Dystrophy Association. Many others ran or walked in the fun run/walk or competed in the Adventure Challenge Relay.