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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 More Than $1,000 In The 2019 Delaware Charity Challenge Race Around Killens Pond

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Competitors Raise More Than $1,000 In The 2019 Delaware Charity Challenge Race Around Killens Pond

Charles Vincent

We are pleased to announce that participants raised more than $1,000 in donations through the 2nd Annual Delaware Charity Challenge Race Around Killens Pond 5K. The 5K took place on Sunday, June 23, 2019 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 $175,000 for more than fifty different area nonprofits.

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 $875 for Combined Campaign for Justice, including a $50 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 $170 for First State Animal Center and SPCA, including a $20 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, Jonathan Fleming Foundation, and the Lake Forest Community Education Fund.

Participants in the 2nd Annual Race Across Killens Pond 5K could choose to raise money for different nonprofits they support. The top two fundraising teams combined to raise more than $1,000 for Combined Campaign for Justice and First State Animal Center and SPCA.

Participants in the 2nd Annual Race Across Killens Pond 5K could choose to raise money for different nonprofits they support. The top two fundraising teams combined to raise more than $1,000 for Combined Campaign for Justice and First State Animal Center and SPCA.

The women's division of the 5K was won by Lilly Crone (Felton, DE, Team Race for the Animals at First state Animal Center and SPCA) with a time of 27:56.

The women's division of the 5K was won by Lilly Crone (Felton, DE, Team Race for the Animals at First state Animal Center and SPCA) with a time of 27:56.

The men's division of the 5K was won by Malcolm Hughes (Newark, DE) with a time of 20:53.

The men's division of the 5K was won by Malcolm Hughes (Newark, DE) with a time of 20:53.

"We are grateful for the participants who ran and also supported the nonprofits in the Delaware Charity Challenge Race Across Killens Pond 5K," says Charles Vincent, Executive Director of Spur Impact and founder of the Delaware Charity Challenge. "We look forward to working with more organizations and make a bigger impact in Kent and Sussex County."

 

The final Delaware Charity Challenge competition of 2019 is the First State Duathlon, an 11 mile trail duathlon (run, bike, run) at Bellevue State Park in Wilmington on Saturday, July 20. The 2020 series kicks off with the Winter Race to Raise on October 1, 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.

For more information about the Delaware Charity Challenge, visit delawarecharitychallenge.com. To sign up for the July 20 First State Duathlon as an individual or with a relay team, register on firststateduo.com/register.



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 $175,000 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.