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Sports Briefs

Mar 24, 2015

Big Fish Grill 5K set for April 26

The third annual Big Fish Grill 5K will be held Sunday, April 26. Race start for runners and walkers is 8:30 a.m. in front of Big Fish Grill on Route 1. Once again, Big Fish Grill will generously donate a portion of the proceeds from the event to local nonprofits Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation and Rehoboth Beach Main Street. In addition, all students (K-12) who participate are eligible to win a $1,000 savings bond (must be present to win and have student ID). Pre-registration is $25 for adults and $20 for students until April 23 at noon. Registration from then through race day is $30 for adults and $25 for students. Register online at races2run.com. For more information, contact barb@races2run.com.

Legion to host Walk, Run & Roll April 25

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28 will host a Walk, Run & Roll Saturday, April 25. This 3K event will take place at American Legion Post 28 in Millsboro. It is a fun, family-oriented event to raise awareness of the American Legion family and provide funds for programs that support veterans, military and their families, and children and youth. Registration is at 9 a.m. and the walk kickoff is at 10 a.m. Cost is $15 per person, or $20 after April 15.

This event is open to the public, and teams and sponsorships are encouraged. Participants can walk, run, bike, skate or roll in any mode of non-motorized transportation that gets them to the finish line.

Forms are available at Post 28 or online at www.alpost28.com. For more information contact Tina at 302-329-9090, Beth at 302-947-2984 or Carol at 302-945-5298.

Geck-Go 5K part of Beach Goes Camo weekend

The inaugural John M. Scharp Geck-Go 5K will be held Saturday, April 25. The race honors John M. Scharp, who lost his battle with a rare form of sarcoma in April 2014. Scharp was the owner of the Geico local office and an avid supporter of USO Delaware. He served on the advisory council and assisted with many fundraisers and events to benefit the local branch of the USO. This race will honor his legacy by donating all proceeds to USO Delaware.

The race will be the key component in a weekend full of events that has been dubbed The Beach Goes Camo. Events will begin Friday night, April 24, with packet pickup and registration at Grotto Pizza on Rehoboth Avenue. Grotto Pizza is offering 25 percent off all pizza items during the event.

The 5K race will take off Saturday morning from Lighthouse Cove in Dewey with the post-race party sponsored by the Lighthouse Restaurant. Events offered at the post-race party include a tug-of-war challenge with military versus civilian teams competing. Kids' games will be held, including a scavenger hunt, hula contest and limbo contest.

Saturday evening will bring event participants and organizers back to Dewey to the Rusty Rudder for another chance to celebrate the military men and women who serve the United States, and have fun with food, refreshments and entertainment. Tickets are on sale now.

Sunday morning will complete the weekend events at The Starboard with a free pancake breakfast for all military and a wing-eating contest as the main event plus other games filling the brunch time party.

During the course of the weekend, there will be many opportunities to raise funds for USO Delaware all over the Delaware beaches. Participating restaurants and other local businesses will offer opportunities for their patrons to make donations via text message. This opportunity will be advertised with posters, cards, T-shirts, internet, newspaper and radio. A complete listing of participating businesses will be available closer to the event weekend.

USO volunteers will be present at all events and assist with activities. A schedule of events and each location’s volunteer chairperson’s contact numbers will be available closer to the event weekend. For more information, go to www.beachgoescamo.com or contact Laura Scharp at beachgoescamo@gmail.com.

DE-feet Breast Cancer 5K set for May 17

The sixth annual DE-feet Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk will be held at 8:30 a.m., Sunday, May 17, at the Tanger Outlets. Cost is $25 before May 14 and $30 after and on race day. Invite family, friends and co-workers to create a team and help the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition take action to defeat breast cancer. For more information, contact Michelle Marshall at mmarshall@debreastcancer.org or 302-672-6435. To register, go to www.defeetbreastcancerwalk.org.

Athletes to End Alzheimer's 5K set for Aug. 2

On Aug. 2, a new event will come to Bethany Beach: Athletes to End Alzheimer’s 5K Run/Walk, presented by Loftus Wealth Strategies. Race proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter.

Michael Loftus of Loftus Wealth Strategies, a wealth management and financial planning business in Millville, is the event organizer. Loftus’ father Jim died in October 2013 after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Loftus and his family learned firsthand the kind of support people who are living with the disease and their families need. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior; the life-interfering symptoms worsen over time, and there is no cure.

“We hope to raise $15,000 for treatment, research and support for those affected by Alzheimer’s and their caregivers,” said Loftus. “I know when we meet this ambitious goal, the dollars will go miles to benefit the work of this important charity.”

The fast, flat and scenic 5K run/walk features on-course entertainment by DJ Padraig, awesome awards, special tech shirts for all registrants and a post-race party produced by Focus Multi-Sports. The special grand opening registration cost is $25 after March 1. Individuals and teams are encouraged to join the fundraising effort, and cash donations are tax-deductible.

Sponsor and volunteer opportunities are available. For more details or to register, go to www.alzrun.com or the Facebook page ALZRunWalk. For more information about the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter, go to alz.org/delval.

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