I feel like I am on repeat saying each month went by so fast but April really has flown by. I think between being sick, traveling and other general family activities we were busy and it seemed to pass in the blink of an eye.
Here are some photos from races in May of 2016
Spring time offers so many races with so many distance options that you literally have no excuse not to run something during the spring months. April had multiple races each weekend and May is looking pretty similar. As always I tried to do my best to find all the local-ish races to share with you but please, please comment with any other ones that I failed to mention!
Saturday, April 6th
St. Francis de Sales School Penguin Run 5k & Kids Dash. Come out to St. Francis de Sales Catholic School for their 4th annual run! The race starts at 9:00 am with the kids dash taking place at 8:30. To learn more visit: http://www.active.com/salisbury-md/running/distance-running-races/4th-annual-5k-penguin-run-and-kids-dash-2017
Inaugural Run for Recovery 5k Run + Walk. This 5k takes starts at Cape Henlopen High School at 9:00 with registration starting at 7:30. Check out this link for more details, to register or donate to the worth cause: http://www.seashorestriders.com/race-schedule/inaugural-run-recovery-5k-run-walk
The Arc of Delaware 5k Run, Walk & Roll + 1 Mile option. This race takes place at Wild Quail Golf and Country Club in Camden Wyoming starting at 9 am. The kiddie k takes off at 8:50. To learn more visit: http://www.trisportsevents.com/index.cfm?ref=50200&ref2=86
Sunday, May 7th
Dewey Revelation Beer on the Run 4-Miler. First I want to say I think this race is going to be really cool for a few reasons: first I like the 4 mile distance and second, It starts at Dewey Beer Company and RUNS to the Revelation Craft Brewing location. This point to point race starts at 8:30 with registration opening at 7:30. There is a packet pickup option on Saturday as well. The Jolly Trolley will be providing transportation back to the start line after the post race party at Revelation. To learn more or sign up, visit: http://www.races2run.com/events/dewey-revelation-beer-on-the-run/
Saturday, May 13th
Run the Pond at Trap Pond 5k. This FREE 5k takes place at the beautiful Trap Pond State Park located in Laurel, Delaware. This race is open to wheelchairs, strollers and all abilities! All participants will receive a free t-shirt as well. The Check-in starts at 8:00 with the race starting at 9:00 and post race activities at 10. This is more of a family friendly event and not competitive so come out for a fun free time! To learn more visit: https://runsignup.com/Race/DE/Laurel/runthepond
eRace the Stigma 5k run and 1 mile walk. This race is taking place in a new location this year and you do not want to miss it! Join in to help erase the stigma surrounding mental health treatment in the 5k starting at 9am. Registration starts at 7:30 at the Downtown Salisbury Plaza. There will be festivities after the race as well! To sign up visit: http://www.active.com/salisbury-md/running/distance-running-races/erace-the-stigma-5k-run-and-1-mile-walk-2017
Annual Mothers Day 5k Run/Walk. Come out to Irish Eyes to celebrate mom and run a 5k! The race starts at 9:00 with registration starting at 7:30. Be sure to look into parking arrangements when you visit this website: http://www.seashorestriders.com/race-schedule/9th-annual-mothers-day-5k-runwalk-remembrance-run-race-2-irish-eyes-6-pack-series
The Beach Lacrosse 5k. This race is now in its 2nd year and I recommend checking it out if you are not running one of the other races on the 13th. The race starts at 8:30 at the Worcester County Fields in Berlin, MD and will feature a nice course through Berlin. The registration includes a chip time, t shirt, and a color packet! This race has added a COLORFUL FINISH so be ready for some fun! There is also plenty of post race food and play ground so be sure to bring the family!!! Learn more or sign up here: http://octrirunning.com/ocean-city-md-running-event/the-beach-lacrosse-5k/
Fight the Bite 5k. This race also in its 2nd year is all about fighting the battle against tick-borne illnesses. The race starts at 9:00 am with registration starting at 8. The race takes place on the Ocean City Boardwalk near the inlet. To sign up visit: http://www.races2run.com/events/fite-the-bite-5k/
Cougars for a Cause 5k Run/Walk. This race holds a special place in my heart as it benefits a young man that I used to babysit for while in college. This race benefits his medical fund after suffering a serious stroke at a young age. The race takes place at the Campus Community School in Dover, Delaware starting at 9:00 am with the kiddie K starting at 8:50. To learn more or sign up visit: http://www.trisportsevents.com/index.cfm?ref=50200&ref2=40
Sunday, May 14th
SPF 5k at the Beach for Melanoma. This 5k hopes to bring awareness and support for Melanoma. The race starts at 8:30 at the Rehoboth Ale House at 8:30. To learn more or sign up visit: http://www.races2run.com/events/spf-5k/
Saturday, May 20th
St. Michaels Running Festival- Half marathon and 5k. This FLAT and FAST race starts the 13.1 runners at 7:00 with the 5kers at 7:35. The race starts at St. Michaels High School and finishes down the road at Freemont Street where the post race party takes place! Registration closes may 15th so be sure to register soon! If you plan to run the half, use code SMARCS to save $10.00 on your registration!!! See you at the starting line! Visit www.runstm.com for more information.
16th Scamper for Paws & Claws 5k. Come out and support the First State Animal Center-SPCA at Killens Pond on the 20th. The race starts at 9am at the Killens Pond Sports Pavillion. Visit http://www.seashorestriders.com/race-schedule/16th-scamper-paws-claws-5k-run-walk to learn more.
Gotta Have Faye-th 5k Run/Walk. Another great race at the Wild Quail Country Club starting at 9am with the Kiddie K beginning at 8:50. To learn more or sign up visit: http://www.trisportsevents.com/index.cfm?ref=50200&ref2=102
2nd Annual Rehoboth Run for the Books 5k. This race starts behind the Rehoboth Library promptly at 8:30 with registration starting at 7:30. The post race party takes place at Papa Grande’s Coastal Taqueria so you do not want to miss that! To sign up visit: http://www.races2run.com/events/rehoboth-run-for-the-books-5k/
2nd Annual Schell Brothers Run Happy 5k. Come check out this happy 5k starting at 1:00 with registration starting at 12. The race starts at Coastal Club House located in Lewes, Delaware and features a cross country style course that is carved out around Coastal Club’s Eagle View Trail. To sign up visit: http://www.races2run.com/events/run-happy-5k/
Sunday, May 21st
Wild Goose Chase 5k Run & Walk. This 5k takes places at one of my favorite places to run- Trap Pond! The race starts at 9:30 and benefits the Kay Children Trust Fund. To sign up visit: http://www.seashorestriders.com/race-schedule/5th-annual-wild-goose-chase-5k-run-walk
DE-Feet Breast Cancer 5k Run/Walk. This race is hosted by the Tanger Outlets to benefit the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. Put on your pink and come out to the Seaside Outlet to enjoy a 5k. Registration starts at 7 with the 5k run/walk starting at 8:30, followed by the 1 mile fun walk at 8:35. To sign up visit: http://www.races2run.com/events/defeet-breast-cancer-5k/
Girls on the Run 5k- Sussex/Kent County. This race is awesome! Go check out the girls on the run as they celebrate the conclusion of their spring training season at the 5k taking place in Dover at Silver Lake. To learn more visit: https://www.gotrde.org/5K-Kent-Sussex
Saturday, May 27th
Run to Remember Memorial Day 5k. This race takes place at Winterplace Park in Salisbury, starting at 9am. Registration starts at 8am. The course will be on wooded trails so plan appropriately. The race benefits the Wicomico War Veteran’s Memorial at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center. To learn more or sign up visit: http://www.wicomicociviccenter.org/events-listings/run-to-remember-memorial-day-5k
Chestertown Tea Party Distance Classic & 5k Run. This race includes a 10 mile race as well as a 5k. The 10 mile distnace starts at 7:45 with the 5k following at 8am. To learn more visit: http://www.active.com/chestertown-md/running/distance-running-races/41st-annual-tea-party-distance-classic-and-run-for-radcliffe-2017?int= and www.chestertownteaparty.com for more information about the weekend events.
Justin’s Beach House 5k Run & 2 Mile Walk. This Bethany Beach race is one that I mean to do every year and I just never seem to get my rear in gear and make it happen. The race supports such a WORTHY cause!! The 7:30 am start takes place at the boardwalk. To learn more or register visit: https://runsignup.com/Race/DE/BethanyBeach/JBH5K
Sunday, May 28th
Masser 5- Miler. I know at some point you all will stop believing something is my “favorite” because I have so many but THIS race is my ALL TIME FAVORITE 5-miler. The course will forever be etched in my mind and it made me fall in love with the town of Lewes. The race starts at 7:30 at the Cape Henlopen High School so you can run and be at the beach or cook out with plenty of time to spare! To learn more visit: http://www.seashorestriders.com/race-schedule/24th-masser-5-miler-ssrs-event-1
Running for Reese 5k Run/Walk. This 9:00am 5k takes place at W.T. Chipman Middle School in Harrington, DE and benefits the medical issues of a student. To learn more visit: http://www.trisportsevents.com/index.cfm?ref=50200&ref2=127
Monday, May 29th
Highway One Companies 5k. To kick off the Dewey Beach Ten Sisters Race Series, this is the 5k to get the summer running party started. The race starts at 8 with registration starting an hour before. This race is in honor of Doug White and it is asked for runners to wear any Boston Marathon gear if possible. This race starts and ends at the Rusty Rudder. To sign up visit: http://www.races2run.com/events/highway-one-pictures-5k/
Another month filled with great races! Please leave any details for races I missed in the comments!!!
I am currently signed up for the Fun Run at Trap Pond with my stroller riding buddies as well as St. Michaels. I would like to get out there and support a few other great causes and log a few miles so be on the look out for me and my crew and be sure to say HI! Wishing you all happy miles in the month of May!!