The 7th Annual Delaware KIDS Fund 5K is almost here! Help fight childhood hunger by supporting our Delaware KIDS in NEED this summer, a time when they need it most. Since it started, the race has raised $60,000 to help children throughout Delaware. This year there will be two Races; the ‘7th Annual Delaware KIDS Fund 5K’ race will take place in Newport, DE on August 6th and the ‘Inaugural Que Pasa 5K’ race will happen at Que Pasa Restaurant in Dewey Beach, DE on August 13th.
Did you know that 1 in 5 children in Delaware face hunger? According to Ryan Kennedy, the Community Outreach and Business Developer coordinator for the Delaware KIDS Fund, the issue is worse in the summer which is why the run is held in August to raise awareness.
Delaware KIDS Fund is an acronym for ‘Kids in Distressed Situations’ helps at-risk children in Delaware who may face violence, abuse, family financial troubles, or other distressing situations. It is a non-profit organization founded by Thomas J. Hanna, VP of Harvey Hanna & Associates, a commercial real estate company. Proceeds from the event are donated directly to various youth emergency food relief programs throughout Delaware.
The race is presented by M & T Bank, Rehoboth Beach Running Co., AWE Oil, MySherpa, Hyatt Place Dewey Beach and Harvey, Hanna & Associates.
As the popularity of the race grows, so does the list of corporate sponsors which helps to make the 5K possible. The Delaware KIDS Fund is thankful for the support of all of the local companies.
Newport, DE – Harvey, Hanna & Associates, Inc. and The Delaware KIDS Fund are excited to announce the details for the Delaware KIDS Fund 5K Series featuring races in Newport, DE (7th Annual) and Dewey Beach, DE (Inaugural). The 7th Annual event for Newport will take place on Saturday, August 6th while the Inaugural Que Pasa 5K to benefit KIDS in Dewey Beach event will take place on Saturday, August 13th.
- Newport – Saturday, August 6th
Registration Opens: 7:30 AM ($25 prior to event / $30 day of)
Race Starts: 8:30 AM
Registration and post-race festivities will take place in the grass lot directly across the street from James Street Tavern. The event will feature face painting for children, DJ music, moon bounce, on-site massages, race photo booth, food, beverage and ice cream including beers from Twin Lakes Brewery, Mascot appearances by Rocky Blue Winkle and YoUDee from the University of Delaware. A raffle for an iPad Air will also be available at the event benefiting the KIDS Fund.
- Dewey Beach – Saturday, August 13th
Registration Opens: 7:00 AM ($25 prior to event / $30 day of)
Race Starts: 8:00 AM
Registration and post-race festivities will take place at Que Pasa Mexican Restaurant on Van Dyke Street and the Rehoboth Bay. Event will feature DJ Music, various amenities for the kids, on-site massages, food and beverages including a Que Pasa Taco Bar and post-event beach party on The Rehoboth Bay. A raffle for a brand new Beach Cruiser will also be available to benefit kids.
All race participants will receive an event t-shirt, micro-fiber promotional towel, refreshments and food to enjoy before and after the race. A $200 Cash Prize will be given to the overall male and female winners for the Newport race while the overall male and female will win a Hyatt Place Dewey Beach stay for the Dewey Beach race. Awards will be given to the top 3 in ten year age groups from 13 and under to 70 and over. Plenty of additional specialty prizes will be available for all winners as well, including: Orioles Tickets, Phillies Tickets, UD Football tickets, Blue Rocks Tickets, gift certificates, rounds of golf, gym memberships and more!
The Dewey Beach race will also feature individual “Beach House” categories. The largest beach house team will win a Happy Hour at Que Pasa Mexican Restaurant while the fastest team will win a Happy Hour at The Lighthouse Restaurant.
MEDIA CONTACT: Ryan Kennedy – email@example.com – 302-323-9300 Ext. 17
The Delaware KIDS Fund is a “Harvey Hanna Charitable Fund”.
We at Harvey Hanna look forward to seeing you there!
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About Harvey, Hanna & Associates- Established in 1997, HHA is a full service Commercial Real Estate Redevelopment Company featuring 3,000,000 square feet of prime location commercial, retail, and industrial real estate in Delaware.