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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 Expands to Kent County with Race Across Killens Pond

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Delaware Charity Challenge Expands to Kent County with Race Across Killens Pond

Charles Vincent

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 -  We are pleased to announce that announce that participants in the 1st Annual Delaware Charity Challenge Race Across Killens Pond 5K raised nearly $1,000 in donations to different nonprofits supported by participants in the race. The 5K took place on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at Killens Pond State Park in Felton, Delaware.

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. Since Spring 2015, participants in the different competitions have collectively raised more than $150,000 for different area nonprofits they support.

 Participants in the 1st Annual Race Across Killens Pond 5K could choose to raise money for different nonprofits they support. The top three fundraising teams raised money for Combined Campaign for Justice, First State Animal Center and SPCA, and the Delaware Law Related Education Center.

Participants in the 1st Annual Race Across Killens Pond 5K could choose to raise money for different nonprofits they support. The top three fundraising teams raised money for Combined Campaign for Justice, First State Animal Center and SPCA, and the Delaware Law Related Education Center.

In the Race to Raise fundraising contest associated with the Race Across Killens Pond 5K, Team Sergovic Carmean Weidman McCartney & Owens, P.A., a law firm in Georgetown, raised $470 for Combined Campaign for Justice, including a $60 first place prize for being the top fundraising team as of the morning of the 5K. The runner up fundraising team, led by Alyssa Middleton-Yates of Dover, raised $330 for First State Animal Center and SPCA, including a $30 second place prize for raising the second highest amount of money ahead of the 5K. Other nonprofits chosen by runners and walkers included Delaware Law Related Education Center, Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, and the Lake Forest Community Education Fund. Like the other Delaware Charity Challenge competitions, the race registration fees helped fund the prize money awarded.

"We are excited to have held a Delaware Charity Challenge event in Kent County and Killens Pond is a great venue for a race," says Charles Vincent, Executive Director of Spur Impact and founder of the Delaware Charity Challenge. "Next year, we hope to grow the race and help raise more money for nonprofits supporting the Kent and Sussex communities."

 Several alumni cross country runners from Lake Forest High School came to run or volunteer at the race.

Several alumni cross country runners from Lake Forest High School came to run or volunteer at the race.

The final Delaware Charity Challenge competition of 2018 is the First State Duathlon, an 11 mile trail duathlon (run, bike, run) at Bellevue State Park on Saturday, July 21. The 2019 series kicks off with the Winter Race to Raise 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. The Race Across Killens Pond 5K will return to Killens Pond State Park on Sunday, June 23, 2019.

For more information about the Delaware Charity Challenge, visit delawarecharitychallenge.com. To learn more about the First State Duathlon, visit firststateduo.com.

 A few of the runners from the 1st Annual Race Across Killens Pond 5K pose for the camera after the race.

A few of the runners from the 1st Annual Race Across Killens Pond 5K pose for the camera after the race.



About the Delaware Charity Challenge

The Delaware Charity Challenge fundraising and athletic competition is designed to give organizations, families, and individuals a fun way to raise money and awareness for their favorite causes. Since Spring 2015, participants in the Delaware Charity Challenge have collectively raised more than $150,000 for area nonprofits.

About Spur Impact Association

Spur Impact Association is a Delaware-based nonprofit whose mission is to be the premier hub developing, engaging, and inspiring tomorrow's leaders by fostering connections with people, nonprofits, and businesses to promote growth personally, professionally, and philanthropically. The Delaware Charity Challenge is an initiative of the Spur Impact. For more information, visit spurimpact.org.