Hundreds of runners hit the streets of Newport on Saturday August 3rd for the 4th Annual Delaware KIDS Fund 5K presented by Harvey, Hanna & Associates, MySherpa, Geico, ARS Fleet Service and Drinker Biddle. Over 300 runners and walkers took on what many on the 5K circuit consider one of the more challenges courses.
Runners and walkers enjoyed pre and post-race festivities including music, food, beverages and raffles under a large tent at the James Street Tavern in Newport. Featuring popular Delaware Mascots YoUDee and Rocky Bluewinkle, massages by Therapeutic Massage and Wellness, creative coffees from Java Puppy and a Dunk Booth to help raise extra funds for the KIDS.
The 4th Annual Delaware KIDS Fund 5K will have an impact on the local community raising over $18,000 for Kids In Distressed Situation. Harvey, Hanna & Associates President, Thom Harvey celebrated the success of this year's event by donating $5K for the 5K! Race Director and Harvey, Hanna & Associates Spokesperson, Ryan Kennedy said the proceeds from this event will have a major impact on the thousands of Delaware children suffering from food insecurity and will provide over 55,000 meals to our local kids in need.
Matt Flynn from Media, PA was the overall winner clocking in at 16:49 (5:25/Mile Pace).
Lynn Knothe form Wilmington, DE was the top female finisher with a time of 19:44 (6:22/Mile Pace).
Each received a $200 Apple Gift Card and trophy for top male and female honors. Awards and prizes were also given out to the top three male and female in each age group from 13 & under to 70 & over.