First KIDS Fund 5K gets under way on Saturday

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Harvey, Hanna & Associates, Inc. and The Delaware KIDS Fund will kick off the first race of the Delaware KIDS Fund 5K Series featuring races in Newport and Dewey Beach.

The 8th Annual event for Newport will take place Saturday, August 5th while the 2nd Annual Que Pasa 5K to benefit KIDS will take place on Saturday, August 12th in Dewey Beach.

The Delaware KIDS Fund (Kids In Distressed Situations), established by Thomas J. Hanna of Harvey, Hanna & Associates, Inc. is a 501c(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing goods and services to children at risk and in distressed situations.

The events will help tackle the on-going hunger issue in Delaware impacting children under the age of 18. One infive Delaware children suffer from hunger.

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Proceeds from the event will be donated directly to various youth emergency food relief programs throughout Delaware. In Newport alone, there are 1,100 elementary children and 71 percent of those children live at or below the poverty line (twice the national average).

Race Details

– Newport – Saturday, August 5th (This Saturday)

Registration Opens: 7:30 AM ($25 prior to event / $30 day of)

Race Starts: 8:30 AM
Register at: www.races2run.com<http://www.races2run.com> or www.dekidsfund.org<http://www.dekidsfund.org>

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, The KIDS Fund Artisanal Market featuring Sleek Boutique and Maisey’s Market, child seat safety demonstration by Buckley’s Auto Care, food provided by James Street Tavern, beverages and ice cream from Dino’s Ice Cream truck, including a craft beer garden from Twin Lakes Brewery.

– Dewey Beach – Saturday, August 12th (Next Saturday)

Registration Opens: 7:00 AM ($25 prior to event / $30 day of)

Race Starts: 8:00 AM

Register at: www.races2run.com<http://www.races2run.com> or www.dekidsfund.org<http://www.dekidsfund.org>

Registration and post-race festivities will take place at Que Pasa Mexican Restaurant on Van Dyke Street and the Rehoboth Bay. The event will feature DJ Music, various amenities for the kids, on-site massages, event photo booth, inflatable bounce house, mascot appearance by Delaware River Bay Authority’s Pirate Pete, food and beverages including a Que Pasa Taco Bar and post-event beach party on The Rehoboth Bay. For the second year in a row, the race will be started at the sound of a conch shell with the Conch Shell Queen, Jayne Challman.

All race participants will receive an event t-shirt, microfiber hand 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 special prizes will be available for all winners as well, including 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.

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