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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 in the 2019 Delaware Charity Challenge Winter Indoor Triathlon Race & Raise more than $13,000 for Area Nonprofits!

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Competitors in the 2019 Delaware Charity Challenge Winter Indoor Triathlon Race & Raise more than $13,000 for Area Nonprofits!

Charles Vincent

Full Results & Coverage of the 2019 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 4th Annual Delaware Charity Challenge Winter Games was held this past weekend. More than 800 attendees (including competitors, spectators, exhibitors, and guests) attended this year's Delaware Charity Challenge Winter Games and Pursuit of Health & Wellness Expo. Overall, it was another big success and a lot of fun. 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 4 at Lums Pond State Park. Details for that competition (and the First State Duathlon, on July 20, 2019 at Bellevue State Park) are below.

Congratulations and thank you again to all of our winning teams and participants!

Congrats to our top 3 teams in this winter's Race to Raise fundraising contest! Including this year’s Winter Race to Raise, participants in the Delaware Charity Challenge have collectively raised more than $165,000 since the original Spring 2015 competition.

Congrats to our top 3 teams in this winter's Race to Raise fundraising contest! Including this year’s Winter Race to Raise, participants in the Delaware Charity Challenge have collectively raised more than $165,000 since the original Spring 2015 competition.

University of Delaware Men’s Crew Wins the 2019 Winter Race to Raise!

In the most recent Race to Raise, teams combined to raise more than $13,000 for thirteen different nonprofits this winter, with two teams raising or winning more than $3,000 each. The winning team in the 2018 Winter Race to Raise was the University of Delaware Men's Crew Team, which raised $4,417 on behalf of its University team at University of Delaware at the conclusion of the fundraising contest at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 5. Finishing second was the Team BlkOps Fitness, which raised $3,150 on behalf of Birthright of Delaware's Crisis Pregnancy Center in Wilmington. Team Mosaic in Delaware raised the third highest amount of $1,150. American Red Cross Delmarva also raised more than $1,000 for its organization. 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 BlkOps Fitness won an additional $200 for Birthright of Delaware, and Team Mosaic in Delaware won an additional $100 for Mosaic.

In addition to the $600 in cash prizes awarded by Spur Impact 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 BlkOps Fitness raised more than $3,000 for Birthright of Delaware’s Crisis Pregnancy Center in Wilmington, finished second in the overall Race to Raise fundraising contest. Team members also won the Medley Co-Ed W, W, M and Medley Co-Ed M, M, W divisions in the indoor triathlon. Photo credit  Four Youth Productions .

Team BlkOps Fitness raised more than $3,000 for Birthright of Delaware’s Crisis Pregnancy Center in Wilmington, finished second in the overall Race to Raise fundraising contest. Team members also won the Medley Co-Ed W, W, M and Medley Co-Ed M, M, W divisions in the indoor triathlon. Photo credit Four Youth Productions.

The University of Delaware Men’s Crew team won the Winter Race to Raise fundraising competition for the third consecutive year by raising nearly $5,000 for their program. They also defended their title in the Run, Row, Bike Men's Team division of the indoor triathlon. Joseph William Conesa Purman (pictured here) set a new indoor triathlon record in the erg, with 4441 meters (2.76 miles) in 15 minutes. Purman, a member of the Puerto Rico National Team in the 2015 World Championships, is currently training for the 2020 Olympics after just barely missing a spot on the 2016 Olympic team. Photo credit  Four Youth Productions .

The University of Delaware Men’s Crew team won the Winter Race to Raise fundraising competition for the third consecutive year by raising nearly $5,000 for their program. They also defended their title in the Run, Row, Bike Men's Team division of the indoor triathlon. Joseph William Conesa Purman (pictured here) set a new indoor triathlon record in the erg, with 4441 meters (2.76 miles) in 15 minutes. Purman, a member of the Puerto Rico National Team in the 2015 World Championships, is currently training for the 2020 Olympics after just barely missing a spot on the 2016 Olympic team. Photo credit Four Youth Productions.

Team Mosaic in Delaware finished 3rd in the Race to Raise fundraising contest this year. Photo credit  Four Youth Productions .

Team Mosaic in Delaware finished 3rd in the Race to Raise fundraising contest this year. Photo credit Four Youth Productions.

Team Clark's Sharks raised money for Mike Clark Legacy Foundation and won the Run, Row, Bike Women's Team and both the Men's and Women's Individual Run Row, Bike divisions. Photo credit  Four Youth Productions .

Team Clark's Sharks raised money for Mike Clark Legacy Foundation and won the Run, Row, Bike Women's Team and both the Men's and Women's Individual Run Row, Bike divisions. Photo credit Four Youth Productions.

Members of Kirkwood Fitness competed in the 2019 Delaware Charity Challenge winter indoor triathlon and raised money for atTAcK addiction Foundation. Team members also won the Run, Row, Bike Co-Ed M, M, W division in the indoor triathlon. Photo credit  Four Youth Productions .

Members of Kirkwood Fitness competed in the 2019 Delaware Charity Challenge winter indoor triathlon and raised money for atTAcK addiction Foundation. Team members also won the Run, Row, Bike Co-Ed M, M, W division in the indoor triathlon. Photo credit Four Youth Productions.

Members of the Delaware Victims’ Rights Task Force competed in the 2019 Delaware Charity Challenge winter indoor triathlon and raised money for Delaware Center for Justice. Team members also won the Run, Row, Bike Co-Ed W, W, M division in the indoor triathlon. Photo credit  Four Youth Productions .

Members of the Delaware Victims’ Rights Task Force competed in the 2019 Delaware Charity Challenge winter indoor triathlon and raised money for Delaware Center for Justice. Team members also won the Run, Row, Bike Co-Ed W, W, M division in the indoor triathlon. Photo credit Four Youth Productions.

Results from the Indoor Triathlon Athletic Competition

More than 140 athletes signed up to compete in this year's Delaware Charity Challenge winter games. The three category triathlon races were the Medley Triathlon, the Run, Row, Bike Triathlon, and the Fixed Distance Run, Row, Bike Triathlon. With the exception of the Fixed Distance division, the triathlon 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. Fixed distance competitors ran 2 miles, rowed 2,000 meters, and biked 5 miles.

  • University of Delaware Men's Crew won a total of $325 in prize money for its crew program by winning the Run, Row, Bike Men's Team Division and for winning the overall Race to Raise fundraising competition.

  • BlkOps Fitness won a total of $250 for the Birthright of Delaware, including $50 by having team members win the Medley Co-Ed W, W, M and Medley Co-Ed M, M, W divisions.

  • Team Mosaic in Delaware won a total of $100 for finishing 3rd in the Race to Raise fundraising competition.

  • Team Clark's Sharks won a total of $75 for Mike Clark Legacy Foundation for having team members win the Run, Row, Bike Women's Team, Run Row, Bike Men's Individual & Run, Row, Bike Women's Individual divisions. In addition, Team Pike Fitness won the Medley - Women's Team division and donated their $25 prize to Mike Clark Legacy Foundation.

  • Team Delaware Victims' Rights Task Force won $25 for Delaware Center for Justice for winning the Run, Row, Bike- Co-ED W, W, M Team division.

  • Team Runnin' and Ridin' won $25 for Literacy Delaware for winning the Medley Men's Team division. Earlier in the Race to Raise fundraising contest, Literacy Delaware won a $100 prize for Team Runnin' and Ridin' for receiving the donation that put the 2018 Winter Race to Raise over the collective $10,000 mark.

  • The winners of the Fixed Distance Run, Row, Bike Triathlon Divisions (Linda Gess, Wilmington, DE and Malcolm Hughes, Newark, DE) each donated their $25 prizes to Strive: How You Lead Matters, which had been chosen by the WhyFly Wilmington and The Mill teams.

  • 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.

Women's Individual Run, Row, Bike Division

  1. Eli Henninger (Clark's Sharks for Mike Clark Legacy Foundation) - 12.05 miles - $25 prize to be awarded to MCLF

  2. Meredith Mcintosh (Individual) - 11.10 miles

  3. Tai Corrado (Legion Transformation) - 10.04 miles

Men's Individual Run, Row, Bike Division

  1. David Henninger (Clark's Sharks for Mike Clark Legacy Foundation) - 13.62 miles - $25 prize to be awarded to MCLF

  2. Jonathan McCann (Individual) - 12.69 miles

  3. Antonio DeAscanis (Team BlkOps Fitness) - 12.46 miles

Run, Row, Bike Women's Team Division

  1. Clark's Sharks Team 1 (L. Consiglio-Ward, K. Dougherty, A. Hansen) – 31.32 miles - $25 prize to be awarded to MCLF

  2. Villains of the Village (J. Welch, A. Meadows, F. Ashbee) – 31.18 miles

  3. Dela Darling Podcast (E. Guillen, D. McBride, R. Schemm) – 28.04 miles

Run, Row, Bike Men's Team Division

  1. UD Men's Crew (Team 2) (K. Rumaker, B. Kipnis, O. Fraser) – 32.02 miles - $25 prize to be awarded to UD Men’s Crew

  2. UD Men's Crew (Team 4) (B. Gromacki, J. Razzi, P. Johnson) – 31.80 miles

Run, Row, Bike Co-Ed W, W, M Division

  1. Victims' Rights Task Force (P. Schmittinger, K. Kelley, D. Wyatt) – 23.52 miles - $25 prize to be awarded to Delaware Center for Justice

Run, Row, Bike Co-Ed M, M, F Division

  1. Kirkwood Fitness (M. Jackson, P. Wick, C. Weible) – 30.09 miles - $25 prize to be awarded to atTAcK Addiction

  2. Mosaic in Delaware (B. Onamusi, A. Nieves, K. Feeney) – 29.74 miles

  3. North Maryland Multisport (S. Yates, M. Hickey, S. Hickey) – 27.80 miles

Medley Co-Ed W, W, M Team Division

  1. BlkOps Fitness Team 3 (S. DeAscanis-run, S. Ashley-row, N. Jafarieh-bike) – 12.15 miles - $25 prize to be awarded to Birthright of Delaware

  2. BlkOps Fitness Team 4 (C. Rohrer-run, B. Lazear-row, A. Rohrer, bike) – 11.81 miles

  3. The Mill Space for Strive: How You Lead Matters (A. Valentine-run, J. Slease-row, P. Slease-bike) – 9.39 miles

Medley Co-Ed M, M, W Team Division

  1. BlkOps Fitness Team 5 (M. Wittenberg-run, A. Peternel-row, RJ Budnykiewicz-bike) – 10.26 miles - $25 prize to be awarded to Birthright of Delaware

  2. BlkOps Fitness Team 1 (A. Medori-run, D. Smith-row, J. Smith, bike) – 9.63 miles

  3. American Red Cross of Delmarva (K. Rhodunda-run, B. Rhodunda-row, T. Pierse-bike) – 8.54 miles

Medley Women's Team Division

  1. Pike Fitness (K. Stallone-run), M. Cochran-row), C. Kirby-bike) – 11.88 miles - $25 prize to be awarded to MCLF

  2. Clark's Sharks Team 2 (E. Galiardo-run, S. Womer-row, M. Candeloro-bike) – 9.90 miles

  3. BlkOps Fitness Team 2 (C. Papp-run, L. Waters-row, J. Joyner-bike) – 9.82 miles

Medley Men's Team Division

  1. Runnin' & Ridin' for Literacy Delaware (T. Pierse-run, J. McClory-row, A. Casalnuovo-bike) – 10.77 miles - $25 to be awarded to Literacy Delaware

  2. Pike Fitness Team 2 (M. Cunningham-run, J. Kirby-row, M. Norquist-bike) – 10.04 miles

  3. Team Raftery ( S. Raftery-run, D. Haines-row, M. Alfree-bike) – 9.60 miles

Fixed Distance Women's Division (2 mile run, 2K row, 5 mile bike)

  1. Linda Gess (WhyFly Team Awesome) 33:39 (13.53 / 8:20 / 11:26) - $25 to be awarded to Strive

  2. Kinsey Lenehan (Individual) – 37:32 (13:44 / 8:49 / 14:59)

Fixed Distance Men's Division (2 mile run, 2K row, 5 mile bike)

  1. Malcolm Hughes – 33:03 (13:37 / 8:05 / 11:21) - $25 to be awarded to Strive

  2. Eric Rieger – 36:07 (14:52 / 8:39 / 12:36)

Men’s Overall 2019 Top Times (Combined Distance, All Divisions)

  1. David Henninger (Clark's Sharks) – 13.62 miles 

  2. Jonathan McCann (Individual) – 12.69 miles

  3. Antonio DeAscanis (BlkOps Fitness) – 12.46 miles

Men's Overall 2019 Top Times (Treadmill)

  1. David Henninger (Clark's Sharks) – 2.72 miles

  2. Daniel Featherer (Individual) – 2.45 miles

  3. Jonathan McCann (Individual) – 2.32 miles

Men's Overall 2019 Top Times (Erg)

  1. Will Purman (UD Men's Crew) – 4441 meters (2.76 miles) (new record)

  2. James McCullough (UD Men's Crew) – 4312 meters (2.68 miles)

  3. Austin Craig (UD Men's Crew) – 4202 meters (2.61 miles)

Men's Overall 2019 Top Times (Spin Bike)

  1. David Henninger (Clark's Sharks) – 8.3 miles (new record)

  2. Jonathan McCann (Individual) – 8.1 miles

  3. Nicholas Jafarieh (BlkOps Fitness) – 8.0 miles

Women’s Overall 2019 Top Times (Combined Distance, All Divisions)

  1. Eli Henninger (Clark's Sharks) – 12.05 miles

  2. Meredith Mcintosh (Individual) – 11.10 miles

  3. Loretta Consiglio-Ward (Clark's Sharks) – 10.60 miles

Women’s Overall 2019 Top Times (Treadmill)

  1. Eli Henninger (Clark's Sharks) – 2.39 miles

2. Christina Thomson (Individual) – 2.21 miles

3(t). Meredith Mcintosh (Individual) – 2.1 miles

3(t). Kristen Stallone (Pike Fitness) – 2.1 miles

Women’s Overall 2019 Top Times (Erg)

  1. Brittany Lazear (BlkOps Fitness) – 3637 meters (2.26 miles)

  2. Eli Henninger (Clark's Sharks) – 3633 meters (2.26 miles)

  3. Christina Thomson (Individual) – 3565 meters (2.22 miles)

Women’s Overall 2019 Top Times (Spin Bike)

  1. Claire Kirby (Pike Fitness) – 7.6 miles (new record)

  2. Eli Henninger (Clark's Sharks) – 7.4 miles

  3. Ali Rohrer (BlkOps Fitness) – 7.3 miles

Thank you to all of our volunteers at the 2019 Delaware Charity Challenge Winter Games!

Thank you to all of our volunteers at the 2019 Delaware Charity Challenge Winter Games!

Team Pike Fitness competed in the 2019 Delaware Charity Challenge winter indoor triathlon, winning the Medley Women’s division in the indoor triathlon and donating their prize money to Mike Clark Legacy Foundation.

Team Pike Fitness competed in the 2019 Delaware Charity Challenge winter indoor triathlon, winning the Medley Women’s division in the indoor triathlon and donating their prize money to Mike Clark Legacy Foundation.

Team Dela Darling competed in the 2019 Delaware Charity Challenge Winter Games and raised money for Family Promise of New Castle County. Members of the team finished 3rd in the Run, Row, Bike Women’s Team Division.

Team Dela Darling competed in the 2019 Delaware Charity Challenge Winter Games and raised money for Family Promise of New Castle County. Members of the team finished 3rd in the Run, Row, Bike Women’s Team Division.

The Legion Transformation team competed in the 2019 Delaware Charity Challenge Winter Games. They were led by Captain Tai Corrado, who finished 3rd in the Run, Row, Bike Individual Women’s Division.

The Legion Transformation team competed in the 2019 Delaware Charity Challenge Winter Games. They were led by Captain Tai Corrado, who finished 3rd in the Run, Row, Bike Individual Women’s Division.

Team Who Us? is all smiles after completing this year's Delaware Charity Challenge winter indoor triathlon.

Team Who Us? is all smiles after completing this year's Delaware Charity Challenge winter indoor triathlon.

Team Runnin’ and Ridin’ for Literacy Delaware won the Medley Men’s Division in the 2019 Delaware Charity Challenge Winter Games. They also finished 5th overall in the Winter Race to Raise with over $600 raised for Literacy Delaware.

Team Runnin’ and Ridin’ for Literacy Delaware won the Medley Men’s Division in the 2019 Delaware Charity Challenge Winter Games. They also finished 5th overall in the Winter Race to Raise with over $600 raised for Literacy Delaware.

Kirkwood Fitness team captain Marcel Jackson competes in the rowing leg at the 2019 Delaware Charity Challenge winter indoor triathlon. Photo credit  Four Youth Productions .

Kirkwood Fitness team captain Marcel Jackson competes in the rowing leg at the 2019 Delaware Charity Challenge winter indoor triathlon. Photo credit Four Youth Productions.

WhyFly Team Awesome smiles for the camera after competing in the Medley Team division of the 2019 Delaware Charity Challenge winter indoor triathlon. Photo credit  Four Youth Productions .

WhyFly Team Awesome smiles for the camera after competing in the Medley Team division of the 2019 Delaware Charity Challenge winter indoor triathlon. Photo credit Four Youth Productions.

The next Delaware Charity Challenge is the Spring 5K run/walk and Adventure Challenge Relay at Lums Pond State Park on Saturday, May 4. The Adventure Challenge Relay is a fun pairs or teams competition consisting of a canoe race, a pedal boat race, a mountain bike race, a run, and other team puzzle challenges. The 5K takes place on the Lums Pond cross country trail.

The remaining Delaware Charity Challenge athletic competitions scheduled in 2019 are the Race Across Killens Pond 5K at Killens Pond State Park in Felton, DE on Sunday, June 23 and the First State Duathlon at Bellevue State Park in Wilmington on Saturday, July 20. The Race Across Killens Pond 5K takes place on the high school cross country course. 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 Delaware Charity Challenge Winter Games, including the Run, Row, Bike Indoor Triathlon, return in 2020 on Saturday, January 4 at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington.

For more information about the Delaware Charity Challenge, visit delawarecharitychallenge.com. To sign up for the May 4 Lums Pond races as an individual or to create or join a team, click the registration link on delawarecharitychallenge.com/register.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

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Thank you to Delaware Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long for stopping by and cheering on the competitors in this year’s Delaware Charity Challenge Winter Games!

Thank you to Delaware Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long for stopping by and cheering on the competitors in this year’s Delaware Charity Challenge Winter Games!