September 1, 2016
Delaware KIDS Fund 5K had 234 runners and walkers of all ages participate in the Newport race that took place Saturday, August 6th. The race organizers added a second event for beach-goers this year: the inaugural Que Pasa 5K for the Delaware KIDS Fund in Dewey Beach took place the following Saturday, August 13th with 244 runners and walkers participating. The two races raised $35,000.
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This is the seventh year for the highly anticipated Delaware KIDS Fund 5K that takes place in Newport each summer and the first year for the KIDS Fund Que Pasa 5K Race. The race was presented by Harvey, Hanna & Associates, Hyatt Place Dewey Beach, My Sherpa, AWE Oil, M&T Bank and Rehoboth Beach Running Co. The events were supported by 54 corporate sponsors , as well as 478 runners and walkers of all ages and abilities.
Delaware KIDS Fund is an acronym for ‘Kids in Distressed Situations’ and 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 go directly to various youth emergency food relief programs throughout Delaware.
Both races had many post-race activities. The Newport race had face painting for children, a moon bounce, on-site massages, race photo booth and music. There was a large variety of food and beverages including beers from the local Twin Lakes Brewery. The Blue Rock’s mascot, Rocky Blue Winkle and University of Delaware mascot, YoUDee cheered runners as they raced towards the finish line.
The Que Pasa 5K post-race festivities took place at Que Pasa Mexican Restaurant and with a large variety of amenities for the kids and music. Again, there was plenty of food and beverages, including a Que Pasa Taco Bar and post-event beach party on The Rehoboth Bay.
“We are immensely grateful to our many sponsors without whom this would not be possible,” said Ryan Kennedy with Harvey, Hanna & Associates. “And we were so excited to bring this race to Dewey Beach where we had another fantastic turnout.”