Annual Run, White & Blue 5K to benefit Owens Campus veterans and first responders scholarships

GEORGETOWN – The fifth annual Run, White & Blue 5K run and 1-Mile walk will be held Thursday, Sept. 6 at Delaware Technical Community College’s Owens Campus in Georgetown and benefits scholarships for veterans and first responders.

Registration starts at 5 p.m., and the race starts at 6 p.m. near the Student Services Center. Pre-registration is currently available at go.dtcc.edu/run5k.

The cost is $25 for adults who register by Sept. 3 ($30 after Sept. 3); $10 for all students, military, first responders, and children (2-17 years old) who register by Sept. 3 ($30 after Sept. 3); and $25 for the Silent Marcher (donate to the event, stay at home, and we’ll send you the event T-shirt).

Prior to the start of the race, World Gym Millsboro is sponsoring a free Zumba warm-up on the patio of the Student Services Center, and WBOC 102.5 FM will be have a prize wheel and will play music throughout the night.

Following the race, there will be a huge family-friendly, post-race cookout featuring barbecue chicken cooked by Greenwood Volunteer Fire Co., barbecue brisket with baked beans and potato salad from Mission BBQ pizza from Pizza King, oysters from JD Shuckers, ice cream from Vanderwende Farm Creamery, beer from NKS Distributors and Mispillion River Brewing, and wine from Sposato Family Vineyards. There will also be an awards ceremony for the top overall male and female finishers, as well as the top finishers in each age group.

In addition, the Delaware State Police will have a helicopter, mounted patrol unit, patrol car, mobile command post, K-9 demonstration, and a seatbelt rollover simulator all on display.

There will also be a smokehouse simulator from the Blades Volunteer Fire Co., a CPR and Stop the Bleed demonstration from Sussex County EMS, and display vehicles and information tables from Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Department of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement, Delaware National Guard, Delaware State Fire School, and the Milton, Georgetown, and Seaford police departments.

There will be a variety of games and activities for kids throughout the evening.

For more information, and a list of all event sponsors, visit go.dtcc.edu/run5k.

Delaware Tech is also proud to be honoring the memory of Zach Jones at this year’s event.

Jones, who passed away earlier this year, was an alumnus of Delaware Tech’s Production Agriculture program. During his time at the College, he was president of Delaware Tech’s Collegiate FFA Organization and volunteered for a variety of campus events and activities. At the time of his passing, Jones served as president of the Greenwood Volunteer Fire Co. and was a member of the Auxiliary of the VFW Post #7478 and the Greenwood Lions Club.

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