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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. Teams that enter may designate any charity they want as a beneficiary of funds they raise as a team. Part of the proceeds from the race registrations and the race sponsorships will go into a prize pool that will be distributed among the charities that raise the most money and to the charities of the teams that win the individual race events on the day of the Delaware Charity Challenge.  


Adventure Relay Race

The next Delaware Charity Challenge Adventure Challenge Relay will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Lums Pond and feature different short races, including a mountain bike race, a kayak race, and other team challenges.

Rough map of where the Adventure Challenge Relay competition events will take place.

The Adventure Relay Race will provide a fun challenge to those teams that want to compete in something other than a 5K.

The Adventure Challenge Relay is a competitive team relay race that is run concurrently with the 5K at the Delaware Charity Challenge spring games.

Adventure Challenge Team Relay

The Adventure Challenge Relay is a fun team relay event that is a separate competitive race at the Delaware Charity Challenge spring competition.

Read about previous Adventure Challenge Relays here: 20162015 

The 2017 Adventure Challenge Relay is open to all ages and is a lot of fun. The ACR will be divided into two divisions, pairs and teams. Pairs will complete all events; teams can divide up the events as they see fit. Scoring will be based on the number of teams depending on the event (e.g., 10, 8, 6, 4, 3, 1 for 1-6 place for the various relay events).

Check-in for the teams in the Adventure Challenge Relay is at 8 a.m. and we will give a quick overview of where everything will take place and teams can practice the golf ball relay part while they wait. We will start the race once all teams have arrived or by 8:30, whichever is earlier. The race should be over by 10:15 am (roughly coinciding with the end of the 5K when the walkers cross the line) and we will have awards starting at approximately 10:30 a.m.

We strongly encourage teams to arrive between 7:45 and 8 a.m. to ensure we start on time! Please plan your travel time accordingly!

The events in the 2018 Adventure Challenge Relay will be announced soon. The 2017 events are described below:

Event 1: Canoe Race (2 teammates)

  • The canoe race leg will follow the general path outlined in red on the map. Two teammates will race in canoes around the buoys that will be placed in the pond (indicated by red dots on the map). We will provide canoes and life jackets. The approximate distance will be about 1/2 mile. We anticipate this leg will take 15-20 minutes. Note: this is a shorter length than the 2015 canoe race leg. 
  • Points will be awarded based on your team's finish.

Event 2: First Run Leg (1 teammate)

  • Following the canoe race, the canoe racers will tag their runners who will race toward the docks to tag the teammates who will race the peddleboat leg. For those in the pairs division, both of you will run to the docks. Distance for this leg is about 1/4 mile. 
  • No points for this leg but faster runners will have an advantage in having their teammates start the peddleboat leg.

Event 3: Peddleboat Race (2 teammates)

  • After getting tagged by their runners, the peddleboat race teammates will hop in their peddleboats in a short race across the pond around a buoy and back. We will provide peddleboats and life jackets. The approximate distance for this leg will be about a 1/4 mile (path is roughly drawn in blue on the map). We anticipate this leg will take 10-15 minutes.
  • Points will be awarded based on your team's finish.

Event 4: Second Run Leg (1 teammate)

  • Following the peddleboat leg, the running teammate will tag up and race back to the bike leg start along the same trail (roughly 1/4 mile). For those in the pairs division, both of you will run toward the bike start line.
  • No points for the run but faster runners will have an advantage in their team starting the mountain bike leg.

Event 5: Mountain Bike Race (1 teammate)

  • For the mountain bike leg, it's an out and back course and we estimate that the entire trial is just short of 2.5 miles and should take about 15 minutes to complete. The mountain biker will need to bring a helmet and provide his or her own bike.
  • Notes on the trail: If you follow the dark blue swiggly trail on the map, you should see that the bike path runs in the woods and partially on pavement near the boat rentals, then across a couple of bridges and into the woods. Where the red trail starts is a little more than half a mile from the pavilion/start line. The red trail is windy, rooty, and narrow in parts and is 1 mile long. After you finish that bike trail back, you reverse the path you took to that trail and ride it back to the pavilion. When you get to the boat docks, it's about a 2 minute ride. There are places to pass on these trials, but not many. There are also a couple of spots where you will likely need to come to almost a complete stop to execute the turn or navigate through the path. Bikers will be expected to watch out for each other during the race and keep it fun.
  • Points will be awarded based on your team's finish.
  • In addition, bonus points will be awarded to the top three finishing teams since the bike leg completes the first relay circuit.

Event 6: Golf Ball Track Race (Multiple teammates)

  • All teams will start the golf ball track race at the same time. As a team you have to pass along a golf ball on separate pieces of plastic track. The goal is to get the ball from one end of a course to the other end without dropping it. Click here to see video from one of our previous golf ball track races.
  • Points will be awarded based on your team's finish.

Event 7: Dizzy Toss (2 Teammates)

  • This event is a combination of Dizzy Bat and Cornhole. 2 teammates will spin around 10 times, and then get 10 cornhole tosses (5 tosses per team member). This event will start after your team completes the golf ball track.
  • Points will be awarded based on the number of targets hit relative to the other teams.

Event 8: Jigsaw Puzzle (all teammates)

  • Teams will work to solve a 54-piece jigsaw puzzle as quickly as possible. All teams will start at the same time.
  • Points will be awarded based on your team's finish.

The winning teams will be based on the combination score they put up when all of the different events are added together. We expect that the team that will get the most points will probably be the team who finishes in the lead the most, but different events can be won by any team so it will be fun.

The charity of the team in each division that wins the Adventure Challenge Relay will receive a portion of the prize pool money for their victory (we will make it a minimum of $100).

Click here to register for this year's Adventure Challenge Relay.