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October Race Round-Up

It is hard to believe that Sweet September will coming to a close this weekend. The month seemed like a blur to me but it was expected with all that went on: kicked off my 10th year of teaching, sent R off to Kindergarten, participated in the Run, White & Blue 1-Mile fun run/walk with the kids (running most of it to keep up with them!) and the ALS 2-mile walk in Rehoboth, and of course welcomed Little Miss LC into the world. Since LC’s arrival we have been cuddling and loving life as well as the sunny days. We have ventured out on a few walks and feel stronger each day!

October has LOTS of racing options with different distances and of course a few costume races if you are going for more of the “fun” route. There are also some free events! Check out what is going on:

Sunday, October 1st: 

  • VP 5k 17– This is a free 5k event taking place in Salisbury, MD at Vernon Powell. The free family event starts at 4pm (rain or shine). You can buy a race shirt for $10.00 which 100% of the proceeds get donated to a local charity. They giveaway the BEST prizes at this event so even if you come to walk it is worth the trip. One year I won a free pair of New Balance tennis shoes! You can also enjoy hot dogs, beer and other snacks after the race. One warning: the race is mainly on a trail behind VP. While strollers can absolute navigate the course it can be difficult at some parts. Just plan to not break any records and instead have some FREE FUN! More details can be found here: http://www.vpshoes.com/pdfs/5KRaceInfo&Waiver2017.pdf
  • Taste of Sposato Wine 5k– Milton, DE. Come out to the Sposato Landscape Facility in Milton, Delaware for the 2nd wine 5k. The race starts at 9:00 AM with registration opening at 8:00AM. Participants will enjoy a “hip” race t-shirt, 1 wine glass with a glass of wine (21 and older of course) along with other post race refreshments. To register visit: http://www.races2run.com/events/taste-of-sposato-wine-5k

Saturday, October 7th:

  • 7th Dewey Goes Pink 5k– Starboard, Dewey Beach, DE. Break out all the things pink and help raise money for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. The race is capped at 2700 participants so sign up now to secure your spot! If you sign up in the next 36 hours you can use code DEWEY to save $5.00 off registration! To register or learn more visit: https://raceroster.com/events/2017/13836/7th-annual-dewey-goes-pink

Saturday, October 14th:

Sunday, October 15th:

Saturday, October 21st:

  • ALL-4-ONE 5k Run/Walk: Dover International Speedway. This first year race will run you around the Speedway grounds and finish with a lap around the famous “monster mile”. The race starts at 9, with registration opening at 8am. Learn more or register visit: http://www.races2run.com/events/all-4-one-5k/

Sunday, October 22nd:

Saturday, October 28th:


  • Fordham & Dominion 5k & 10k– Fordham Brewery- Dover, DE. Check out this Brew Run starting at 9:30 to kick off the Dominion Octoberfest brew. The race starts and finishes at the brewery and features live music followed by a food truck festival at 10AM. All finishers receive a Beer Stein and a custom coaster. Be sure to break out the costume and enter the costume contest! You can also join Courtney’s team: 10keggers when you register! To learn more visit: https://runsignup.com/Race/DE/Dover/FordhamDominionRun

Sunday, October 29th:

  • Sneakers & Creepers 5k Run/Walk– PRMC- Salisbury, MD. Another free family fun event to kick off your day with some fitness! Break out the costume one more time and have some fun! The race starts at 9:30 with packet pickup/registration opening at 7:30. To learn more visit: https://www.peninsula.org/events/sneakers-creepers-5k-runwalk-2017
  • Seawitch Fall 5k Classic- Grove Park- Rehoboth Beach, DE. Always a packed race for a packed weekend at the beach the Seawith 5k features a scenic beach run. Long sleeve shirts are guaranteed for the first 400 registrants so sign up early to secure yours! The race starts at 9:00 am but arrive early so you can find parking! To register visit: https://www.seashorestriders.com/race-schedule/28th-seawitch-fall-5k-classic

So what races do you have on your schedule for October? I would love to complete at least one of these races so keep your eye out for the Jones gang…. you never know what starting line you may see us at! 

If you do run any races this month, be sure to submit your race review over at Race Advisors!


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