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.
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."
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.
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.