We are happy to announce that participants in the Fifth Annual Delaware Charity Challenge spring fundraising contest and athletic games raised more than $21,750 in donations to different nonprofits they supported. The annual spring event took place on May 4, 2019 at Lums Pond State Park in Bear, Delaware. Nearly 100 competitors ran, walked, or competed in the 5K and Adventure Challenge Relay to raise money and awareness for thirteen different charities in this year's competition.
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.
In the Spring 2019 Race to Raise fundraising competition (February 1 to May 4), Team Veritext Legal Solutions took home top honors again this year, raising $12,250 for the Ministry of Caring, including a $300 bonus prize for raising the most money. Team End Duchenne finished second, raising $3,305 for Muscular Dystrophy Association of Philadelphia, including $200 in prize money for raising the second most money. Team Family Promise of New Castle County edged out Team DCRAC raising $2,150 and finished third, including a $100 prize for raising the third most amount of money in the Race to Raise.
The official nonprofit team fundraising competition was won by Team Family Promise of New Castle County. Team DCRAC finished second in the nonprofit fundraising competition division with $1,927 raised. Both Family Promise and DCRAC won advertising packages from the Wilmington Blue Rocks for having raised the most money of any official nonprofit team.
2019 Spring 5K & Adventure Challenge Relay Results
Runners from Team Faithful Friends won the competitive Men's and Women's divisions in the 5K, winning a total of $50 for Faithful Friends Animal Society.
Green Beret Team 2 won the Adventure Challenge Relay and the accompanying $100 prize for Green Beret Project. Team Five Rivers Fitness finished second and won a $50 prize for Junior League of Wilmington. Many others ran or walked in the 5K or competed in the Adventure Challenge Relay.
In Summer 2019, 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 23 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 20. Both of those events have separate Delaware Charity Challenge fundraising competitions.
The Winter Race to Raise will kick off in Fall 2019. This fundraising competition leads up to the Delaware Charity Challenge Winter Games, which include the 5th Annual Run, Row, Bike Indoor Triathlon on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at the Chase Center in Wilmington.
The 6th Annual Spring 5K & Adventure Challenge Relay returns to Lums Pond on Saturday, May 2, 2020. Teams and individuals will be able to set up their 2020 Spring Race to Raise fundraising pages ahead of that competition.