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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.  

Competitors Raise Over $20,000 For Area Nonprofits In 2018 Spring Delaware Charity Challenge

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Competitors Raise Over $20,000 For Area Nonprofits In 2018 Spring Delaware Charity Challenge

Charles Vincent

We are happy to announce that participants in the Fourth Annual Delaware Charity Challenge spring fundraising contest and athletic games raised more than $20,500 in donations to different nonprofits they supported. The spring event took place on May 5, 2018 at Lums Pond State Park in Bear, Delaware. More than 100 competitors ran, walked, or competed in the 5K and Adventure Challenge Relay to raise money and awareness for a dozen different charities in this year's competition.


 Our Spring 2018 Race to Raise champions at the conclusion of the fundraising contest at 10:00 a.m. on May 5, 2018. As of May 8, 2018, teams raised $20.791 for the different nonprofits they supported in this year's competition.

Our Spring 2018 Race to Raise champions at the conclusion of the fundraising contest at 10:00 a.m. on May 5, 2018. As of May 8, 2018, teams raised $20.791 for the different nonprofits they supported in this year's competition.

In the Spring 2018 Race to Raise fundraising competition (January 30 to May 5), Team Veritext Legal Solutions took home top honors again this year, raising a record $13,800 for the Ministry of Caring, including a $300 bonus prize for raising the most money. Team Delaware Shakespeare finished second, raising $2,190, including $400 in prize money related to the fundraising contest and the 5K competition. Team Hot Flashes for the Everett raised $1,566 and finished third, including a $100 prize for raising the third most amount of money in the Race to Raise.

 


 Six of the nine teams in the nonprofit division combined to raise more than $5,000 this spring to try and win the Wilmington Blue Rocks grand prize!

Six of the nine teams in the nonprofit division combined to raise more than $5,000 this spring to try and win the Wilmington Blue Rocks grand prize!

The official nonprofit team fundraising competition this year was won by Team Delaware Shakespeare. Team DCRAC finished second in the nonprofit fundraising competition division with $1,213 raised. Both Delaware Shakespeare and DCRAC won advertising packages from the Wilmington Blue Rocks for having raised the most money of any official nonprofit team.


We are excited that more individuals, families, and organizations are competing in the Delaware Charity Challenge and raising lots of money for the causes they support,” says Kyle Evans Gay, Board President of Spur Impact, which helps organize the Delaware Charity Challenge. “We have big plans for growing the competition in 2019, and for getting more young professionals involved in these events, while helping support local nonprofits at the same time.

2018 5K & Adventure Challenge Relay Results

  • Team Faithful Friends won the Co-Ed Team 5K race and an additional $100 for Faithful Friends Animal Society.
  • The Delaware Shakespeare runners won both the Men's and Women's Team 5K race and an additional $200 for Delaware Shakespeare.
  • BNY Mellon Team 2 won the large teams division of the Adventure Challenge Relay and the accompanying $100 prize for Friends of Wilmington Parks. Team Friends of Wilmington Parks also had a team compete in and win the pairs division, which also came with a $100 prize. Many others ran or walked in the fun run/walk or competed in the Adventure Challenge Relay.

Full Results for the 5K (all runners, runners by sex, runners by age group, and the competitive team races) are available here.

Full Results for the Adventure Challenge Relay (by event and total points) are available here.

In Summer 2018, there are two additional opportunities available where you can raise money for your favorite nonprofit through the Delaware Charity Challenge. For those in Kent and Sussex County, the Race Around Killens Pond 5K takes place on Sunday, June 24 at Killens Pond State Park in Felton. 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 on Saturday, July 21. Both of those events have separate Delaware Charity Challenge fundraising competitions.

The Winter Race to Raise will kick off on October 1, 2018. This fundraising competition leads up to the Delaware Charity Challenge Winter Games, which include the 4th Annual Run, Row, Bike Indoor Triathlon on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at the Chase Center in Wilmington.

The 5th Annual Spring 5K & Adventure Challenge Relay returns to Lums Pond on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Teams and individuals will be able to set up their 2019 Spring Race to Raise fundraising pages in January 2019.

Download a copy of the press release about the 2018 Delaware Charity Challenge results (PDF) here.