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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.  

Race to Raise and Race to First Results

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Race to Raise and Race to First Results

Charles Vincent

Thank you to all of our runners, raisers, volunteers, and supporters!

Thank you all for making the First Annual Delaware Charity Challenge a wonderful success. Through the Race to Raise and in subsequent donations made to teams, the 2015 Delaware Charity Challenge events raised more than more than $31,000 for different charities in the first year. The results of the Race to Raise and the Race to First 5K and Adventure Challenge Relay are posted below. 

You can still donate to the teams and their designated charities through their team fundraising pages on Crowdrise until May 31, 2015

Race to Raise Fundraising Competition Results

When the Race to Raise fundraising challenge ended at 11:59 p.m. on May 1, teams had collectively raised nearly $30,000 for their designated beneficiaries.

In the overall fundraising competition, the top four nonprofits finished as follows:
First place: Meals on Wheels Delaware: $5,995 (through the Meals on Wheels and Team Monroe Team). Meals on Wheels wins an additional $300.
Second place: Ministry of Caring: $5,550 (through Team Veritext for Ministry of Caring). Ministry of Caring wins an additional $200.
Third place: Muscular Dystrophy Association: $4,716 (through Team End Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy). Muscular Dystrophy Association wins an additional $100.
Fourth place: Team Sanfilippo Foundation: $4,550 (through Team Cure Sanfilippo).
The prize money for the top three teams will be sent to those nonprofits and is reflected on the team fundraising pages on Crowdrise.

The top three fundraising teams finished as follows:
First place: Team Veritext ($5,550 raised for Ministry of Caring)
Second place: Team End Duchenne ($4,716 raised for Muscular Dystrophy Association)
Third place: Team Cure Sanfilippo ($4,550 raised for Team Sanfilippo Foundation)

Remember, you can continue to support all of the teams and their chosen beneficiaries by donating to the team fundraising pages

Congratulations to the 2015 Raise to Raise winning teams and to all the teams in this year's competition!

Race to First 5K and Adventure Challenge Relay Results

 Start of the 5K races and fun/run walk.  Photo courtesy of Fusion Race Timing .

Start of the 5K races and fun/run walk. Photo courtesy of Fusion Race Timing.

 Team Fusion Race Team won the Co-Ed 5K division led by Mike DiGennaro who finished the course in 17:19.  Photo courtesy of Jessica Sargent .

Team Fusion Race Team won the Co-Ed 5K division led by Mike DiGennaro who finished the course in 17:19. Photo courtesy of Jessica Sargent.

 Team Yeager Law Firm won the Women's 5K Division. Photo courtesy of Jessica Sargent.

Team Yeager Law Firm won the Women's 5K Division. Photo courtesy of Jessica Sargent.

Saturday was a great day for a race and to be outdoors and we hope you all had fun at Lums Pond. The full results of the 5K have been posted here. We also have many pictures and videos and will get them online as soon as possible. Some have already been posted to the Facebook page if you had not already seen them.

Co-Ed 5K Race Division:
1st place: Fusion Race Team (racing for Preston's March for Energy): $100 prize to Preston's March for Energy
2nd place: Christiana PA's (racing for Exceptional Care for Children)
3rd place: Faithful Friends (racing for Faithful Friends Animal Society)

Men's 5K Race Division:
1st place: Innovincent (racing for Combined Campaign for Justice): $100 prize to Combined Campaign for Justice
2nd place: Cure Sanfilippo (racing for Team Sanfilippo Foundation)

Women's 5K Race Division:
1st place: Yeager Law Firm (racing for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Delaware): $100 prize to Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Delaware
2nd place: Miracles for Molly (racing for the Miracles for Molly Dunne Foundation Fund)
3rd place: Journey's Promise (racing for UrbanPromise Wilmington)

 Team Friends of Wilmington Parks won the 2015 Adventure Challenge Relay.  Photo courtesy of Kate Jacobi.

Team Friends of Wilmington Parks won the 2015 Adventure Challenge Relay. Photo courtesy of Kate Jacobi.

Adventure Challenge Relay:
1st place: Friends of Wilmington Parks (racing for Friends of Wilmington Parks): $100 prize to Friends of Wilmington Parks
2nd place: End Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (racing for Muscular Dystrophy Association)
3rd place: Absolute Health Chiropractic (raising for American Diabetes Association)

The prize money for our winning teams will be sent to those nonprofits and is reflected on their team fundraising pages on Crowdrise.

 

When is next year's event? 

 Thanks to our Delaware Academy of Public Safety & Security (DAPSS) and other volunteers who helped make the First Annual Delaware Charity Challenge 5K and Adventure Challenge Relay run so smoothly.

Thanks to our Delaware Academy of Public Safety & Security (DAPSS) and other volunteers who helped make the First Annual Delaware Charity Challenge 5K and Adventure Challenge Relay run so smoothly.

The Second Annual Delaware Charity Challenge 5K and Adventure Challenge Relay will be next spring and as soon as we finalize the date and location, we will post it online here and to our Facebook and Twitter pages.

We are also in the process of finalizing plans to hold the Delaware Charity Challenge Winter Games in early January 2016. At least one part of the games will be an indoor triathlon.

More information about the Delaware Charity Challenge Winter Games and next year's Delaware Charity Challenge 5K and Adventure Challenge Relay will be posted later this summer.

As always, if you have other questions about the event, please contact us

Thank you again for your support of the Delaware Charity Challenge and we hope it will be even bigger and better next year!