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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.  

Delaware Charity Challenge Winter Indoor Triathlon Raises More Than $16,000 for Area Nonprofits

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Delaware Charity Challenge Winter Indoor Triathlon Raises More Than $16,000 for Area Nonprofits

Charles Vincent

Full Results & Coverage of the 2018 Run, Row, Bike Indoor Triathlon

As some of you may have seen from a few of the videos and pictures posted on our FacebookInstagram, or Twitter pages recently, the 3rd Annual Delaware Charity Challenge Winter Games was held this past weekend. The weather may have been bitter cold outside, but that didn't deter the more than 650 attendees (including competitors, spectators, exhibitors, and guests) from attending this year's Delaware Charity Challenge Winter Games and Pursuit of Health & Wellness Expo. Overall, it was a big success and a lot of fun, and most importantly, the teams were able to raise lots of money for their favorite causes. The highlights from the weekend are provided below.

Our next event, the 5K and Adventure Challenge Relay is on Saturday, May 5 at Lums Pond State Park. Details for that competition (and the First State Duathlon, on July 21, 2018 at Bellevue State Park) are below.

Congratulations again to all of our winning teams and participants and we will be posting lots more pictures soon! Thanks again.

 Congrats to our top 3 teams in this winter's Race to Raise fundraising contest! Including this past Winter's Race to Raise, teams in the Delaware Charity Challenge have collectively raised more than $150,000 since the original Spring 2015 competition.

Congrats to our top 3 teams in this winter's Race to Raise fundraising contest! Including this past Winter's Race to Raise, teams in the Delaware Charity Challenge have collectively raised more than $150,000 since the original Spring 2015 competition.

University of Delaware Men's Crew Narrowly Edges Out DCRAC in the Winter Race To Raise

In the most recent Race to Raise, teams combined to raise more than $16,000 for ten different nonprofits this winter, with two teams raising or winning more than $5,000 each. The winning team in the 2018 Winter Race to Raise was the University of Delaware Men's Crew Team, which raised $5,140 on behalf of its University team at University of Delaware at the conclusion of the fundraising contest at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 6. Finishing second was the DCRAC, which raised $4,980 on behalf of the Delaware Community Reinvestment Action Council. Team Mosaic in Delaware raised the third highest amount of $1,190. Team Mosley and Team RIV Athletics team both raised more than $1,000 for Disabled American Veterans and the Green Beret Project, respectively. For finishing in the top three in the Winter Race to Raise, the University of Delaware Men's Crew team won an additional $300 for its club team, Team DCRAC won an additional $200 for DCRAC, and Team Mosaic in Delaware won an additional $100 for Mosaic.

In addition to the $600 in cash prizes awarded by Innovincent as part of the Race to Raise fundraising competition, the University of Delaware Men's Crew team also won an advertising prize from Delaware Today, a Media Sponsor for the event, for being top overall fundraising team.

 Team RIV Athletics raised more than $1,300 for the Green Beret Project, including $200 by having team members win the Medley Co-Ed F, F, M and Run, Row, Bike Women's Individual divisions. 

Team RIV Athletics raised more than $1,300 for the Green Beret Project, including $200 by having team members win the Medley Co-Ed F, F, M and Run, Row, Bike Women's Individual divisions. 

 University of Delaware Men's Crew won the Winter Race to Raise fundraising competition for the second year in a row by raising more than $5,000 and also defended its title in the Run, Row, Bike Men's Team division of the indoor triathlon.

University of Delaware Men's Crew won the Winter Race to Raise fundraising competition for the second year in a row by raising more than $5,000 and also defended its title in the Run, Row, Bike Men's Team division of the indoor triathlon.

 Team Mosaic in Delaware finished 3rd in the Race to Raise fundraising contest and members of the team won the Run, Row, Bike Co-Ed M, M, F division in the indoor triathlon.

Team Mosaic in Delaware finished 3rd in the Race to Raise fundraising contest and members of the team won the Run, Row, Bike Co-Ed M, M, F division in the indoor triathlon.

 The University of Delaware Men's Crew team edged out the Mill Space team in this year's scooter race. Photo by  Rebecca Ashton Parsons Photography .

The University of Delaware Men's Crew team edged out the Mill Space team in this year's scooter race. Photo by Rebecca Ashton Parsons Photography.

 WhyFly, the Wi-Fi Sponsor for Pursuit of Health & Wellness Expo, finished 2nd in the Women's Team division of the Medley Triathlon competition. Photo by  Rebecca Ashton Parson Photography .

WhyFly, the Wi-Fi Sponsor for Pursuit of Health & Wellness Expo, finished 2nd in the Women's Team division of the Medley Triathlon competition. Photo by Rebecca Ashton Parson Photography.

 Team Power Up takes a moment to celebrate its 3rd place finish in the Women's Team division of the Medley Triathlon competition. Photo by  Rebecca Ashton Parson Photography .

Team Power Up takes a moment to celebrate its 3rd place finish in the Women's Team division of the Medley Triathlon competition. Photo by Rebecca Ashton Parson Photography.

RESULTS FROM THE INDOOR TRIATHLON ATHLETIC COMPETITION

 More than 130 athletes signed up to compete in this year's Delaware Charity Challenge winter games. The two category triathlon races were the Medley Triathlon and the Run, Row, Bike Triathlon. Both triathlons consisted of a 45 minute race (15 minutes each on a treadmill, spin bike, and rowing machine). For the Medley Triathlon, teams had members compete in one of the three events. For the Run, Row, Bike Triathlon, team members competed in all three. During the event, teams also had a chance to race each other in a short, fun scooter race.

  • University of Delaware Men's Crew won a total of $500 in prize money for its crew program by winning the Run, Row, Bike Men's Team Division and the scooter race at the indoor triathlon, and for winning the Race to Raise fundraising competition.
  • RIV Athletics won a total of $300 for the Green Beret Project, including $200 by having team members win the Medley Co-Ed F, F, M and Run, Row, Bike Women's Individual divisions. Another $100 prize was donated to Green Beret Project by Team Cummings, which won the Medley Co-Ed M, M, F division.
  • DCRAC won a total of $200 for Delaware Community Reinvestment Action Council for finishing 2nd in the Race to Raise fundraising contest.
  • Team Mosaic in Delaware won a total of $200 for winning the Run, Row, Bike Co-Ed M, M, F division and for finishing 3rd in the Race to Raise fundraising competition.
  • Team Clark's Sharks won a total of $200 for Mike Clark Legacy Foundation for having team members win the Medley Women's division and the Run, Row, Bike Individual Men's Division.
  • Team AMPED Up won $100 for Faithful Friends Animal Society for winning the Run, Row, Bike Women's Team division.
  • Team Hughes won the Medley Men's Team division and donated its $100 prize to Latin American Community Center, which had been chosen by Team Thunderstrike.
  • Team Ryan's Wives won the Run, Row, Bike Co-Ed F, F, M division and donated its $100 prize to Strive: How You Lead Matters, which had been chosen by the Mill Space Team.
  • Many other teams and individuals also competed in these divisions.

The full list of results for all competitors is linked on our website here. Top 3 teams and times for all of the events are posted below.

Medley Women's Team Division
1. Clark's Sharks for Mike Clark Legacy Foundation (8.96 miles) - $100 prize to be awarded to MCLF
2. WhyFly Wilmington Awesome-est (8.84 miles)
3. Power Up (7.01 miles)

Medley Men's Team Division
1. Team Hughes (10.16 miles) - $100 prize to be awarded to Latin American Community Center

Medley Co-Ed M, M, F Team Division
1. Team Cummings (10.99 miles) - $100 prize to be awarded to Green Beret Project (M. Cummings set a new all-time record in the treadmill leg with a distance of 2.55 miles)
2. RIV Athletics: Home of CrossFit Riverfront Squad 2 (10.97 miles)
3. Team Wittenberg (9.67 miles)

Medley Co-Ed F, F, M Team Division
1. RIV Athletics Squad 3 (9.42 miles) - $100 prize to The Green Beret Project
2. The Mill Space (7.67 miles)

Run, Row, Bike Men's Team Division
1. University of Delaware - Men's Crew Squad 12 (Field, Pereira, Bennett) (32.91 miles) - $100 prize to UD Men's Crew program
2. University of Delaware Men's Crew Squad 3 (Light, Donlan, Demers) (32.04 miles)
3. University of Delaware Men's Crew Squad 1 (Lamb, McCullough, AbuAwad) (31.75 miles)

Run, Row, Bike Women's Team Division
1. Amped Up for a Cause (24.23 miles) - $100 prize to Faithful Friends Animal Society
2. Delaware Darlings (21.24 miles)

Run, Row, Bike Co-Ed M, M, F Team Division
1. Mosaic in Delaware Squad 2 (27.09 miles) - $100 prize to Mosaic in Delaware
2. University of Delaware Men's Crew Squad 8 (Alperi, Zisling, Sayer) (26.37 miles)
3. Paul's Pals (23.24 miles)

Run, Row, Bike Co-Ed F, F, M Team Division
1. Ryan's Wives (25.29 miles) - $100 prize to Strive: How You Lead Matters
2. Team Thunderstrike (24.58 miles)

Run, Row, Bike Men's Individual Division
1. Dave Henninger (Clark's Sharks for Mike Clark Legacy Foundation) (12.23 miles) - $100 prize to MCLF
2. Blake Bennett (Individual) (11.32 miles)
3. Harrison Poivey-Olson (University of Delaware Men's Crew) (11.09 miles)

Run, Row, Bike Women's Individual Division
1. Audrey Inden (RIV Athletics) (9.58 miles) - $100 prize to Green Beret Project
2. Wei-Ling Moloy (Newport Rowing Club) (8.78 miles)
3. Kim Deckman (Individual)

Scooter Race
1. University of Delaware Men's Crew - $100 prize to UD Men's Crew program
2. The Mill
3. Clark's Sharks for Mike Clark Legacy Foundation

Men's Overall 2018 Top Times (Combined, All Divisions)
1. Dave Henninger (Clark's Sharks for Mike Clark Legacy Foundation) (12.23 miles)
2. Edoardo Frezza (University of Delaware Men's Crew Squad 6) (11.60 miles)
3. Francis Field (University of Delaware Men's Crew Squad 12) (11.57 miles)

Women's Overall 2018 Top Times (Combined, All Divisions)
1. Audrey Inden (RIV Athletics) (9.58 miles)
2. Christine O'Connor (Amped Up) (8.95 miles)
3. Wei-Ling Moloy (Newport Rowing Club) (8.78 miles)

Men's Overall 2018 Top Times (Treadmill)
1. Dave Henninger (Clark's Sharks for Mike Clark Legacy Foundation) (2.73 miles)
2. Brendan Kaiser (University of Delaware Men's Crew) (2.63 miles)
3. Blake Bennett (Individual) (2.62 miles)

Women's Overall 2018 Top Times (Treadmill)
1. Melissa Cummings (Team Cummings) (2.55 miles)
2. Audrey Inden (RIV Athletics) (2.15 miles)
3. Jennifer Loren (RIV Athletics) (2.07 miles)

Men's Overall 2018 Top Times (Erg)
1(t). Dave Henninger (Clark's Sharks for Mike Clark Legacy Foundation (4352 meters / 2.70 miles)
1(t). Chris Clyde (RIV Athletics) (4352 meters / 2.70 miles)
3. Edoardo Frezza (University of Delaware Men's Crew) (4331 meters / 2.69 miles)

Women's Overall 2018 Top Times (Erg)
1. Theresa Hessey (Team Thunderstrike) (3585 meters / 2.23 miles)
2. Audrey Inden (RIV Athletics) (3583 meters / 2.23 miles)
3. Wei-Ling Moloy (Newport Rowing Club) (3539 metes / 2.20 miles)

Men's Overall 2018 Top Times (Bike)
1(t). Dave Henninger (Clark's Sharks for Mike Clark Legacy Foundation) (6.8 miles)
1(t). Francis Field (University of Delaware Men's Crew) (6.8 miles)
3. Nicolas Pereira (University of Delaware Men's Crew (6.7 miles)

Women's Overall 2018 Top Times (Bike)
1. Audrey Inden (RIV Athletics) (5.2 miles)
2(t). Katie Sales (WhyFly Awesome-est) (5 miles)
2(t). Andrea Ladney-Riley (Clark's Sharks for Mike Clark Legacy Foundation) (5 miles)

 The Mill, a shared community-driven co-working space in Wilmington raised money and awareness for Strive: How You Lead Matters in this winter's indoor triathlon. Photo by  Rebecca Ashton Parsons Photography .

The Mill, a shared community-driven co-working space in Wilmington raised money and awareness for Strive: How You Lead Matters in this winter's indoor triathlon. Photo by Rebecca Ashton Parsons Photography.

The next Delaware Charity Challenge is the Spring 5K run/walk and Adventure Challenge Relay competitions, the latter of which consists of a series of races for pairs and larger teams, including a canoe race, a pedal boat race, a mountain bike race, a run, and other team puzzle challenges. The Spring Delaware Charity Challenge will take place at Lums Pond State Park on Saturday, May 5. 

Registration for the May 5 race is open. Read more about the 5K or the Adventure Challenge Relay or go to challengede.redpodium.com/challengede18 to register to compete or set up your team.

The other three Delaware Charity Challenge competitions in 2018 will take place on Sunday, June 24 at Killens Pond State Park in Felton, Saturday, July 21 at Bellevue State Park in Wilmington, and Tuesday, October 2 at Deerfield. Teams and individuals can run in the Race Across Killens Pond 5K. Fans of trail biking and running can race individually or with relay teams in the First State Duathlon, an 11 mile trail duathlon at Bellevue State Park. The First State Duathlon is the official Summer Competition for the Delaware Charity Challenge. The final Delaware Charity Challenge event planned in 2018 is a Par 3 golf tournament at Deerfield on Tuesday, October 2, which will have different nonprofits represented on each hole of the course.

The Delaware Charity Challenge Winter Games, including the Run, Row, Bike Indoor Triathlon, return in 2019 on Saturday, January 5 at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Download a copy of the press release for this year's indoor triathlon here.

 Team Clark's Sharks won a total of $200 for Mike Clark Legacy Foundation for having team members win the Medley Women's division and the Run, Row, Bike Individual Men's Division.

Team Clark's Sharks won a total of $200 for Mike Clark Legacy Foundation for having team members win the Medley Women's division and the Run, Row, Bike Individual Men's Division.