Just as I suspected, the Run, White & Blue 5k held at the Owens Campus Del Tech Community College knocked it out of the park again! I was offered a free entry in return for a blog post or two but I gladly would pay for this race!
The race took place on September 6th which ended up being a VERY hot and humid afternoon. Despite the heat, the race was packed with runners and walkers, 261 to be exact! I had a personal goal of a sub 30 5k and after checking the results I am happy to report I snuck in just under my goal- 29:59!!
One new addition this year was the water spray by the fire truck at the finish line. Since it was SO hot the spray felt great whey trying to cool down! The course iteself is great! It loops around the entire campus and the does a second half loop. There are parts that are shaded which was nice and there is also volunteers and multiple water stops.
As I was completing my first loop around the Delaware State Police Helicopter was taking off and I got to see one my best friends sister! It is always fun seeing your friends on the course so we took a minute to snap and selfie and commiserate about the heat!
The best part of this race is definitely the post race! Each year the post race party is always top notch with SO many options! This year they had the famous Greenwood Chicken, Fresh Shucked Oysters, Pizza, Beer from Mispillion Brewing, Ice Cream from Vanderwendes as well as awesome BBQ and other sides items! I left the race STUFFED and happy due to meeting my goal and getting to indulge in all the post race food!
If you have not yet run this race I would HIGHLY recommend adding it to your race calendar! Not only does it get 5 stars for post race and course, it benefits a great cause- a scholarship for veterans and first responders! You can read my FULL REVIEW as well as reviews from others over on Race Advisors so be sure to jump over there and check it otu!
Keep an eye out in the summer for the date to be released and the registration to open! Hope to see you at the Run, White + Blue 5k starting line in September of 2019!!