Delaware Valley area races

Nemours has recently become a charity partner with several races across the Delaware Valley as well as runDisney! Opportunities include the chance to sign up for these races as part of the #RunNemours team to raise awareness and funds for different Nemours programs and services. For some races, participants will receive guaranteed race entry and other incentives for achieving a fundraising goal. Volunteer opportunities are also available for select races.

For Nemours Associates, this is also a great opportunity to earn Health and Wellness points towards YOUR Health for a Community Benefit Event – and these events directly support Nemours! Please continue to check back on this page for more races and updates. For more information, please contact Sue DeNardo.

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Brace for the Race & Obstacle Course
Sunday, September 22 | Nemours Estate | 5K & Obstacle Course 

Join us Sunday, Sept. 22 at the beautiful Nemours Estate for a fun-filled event to benefit Nemours Orthopedics to support kids with club foot and limb deformities. Participants have the chance to run or walk a 5K race or brave the Ninja Warrior obstacle course. You won't want to miss this fun run, obstacle course, and family day. Be sure to sign up today! 


Young Heroes 5K Walk and Fun Run  
Sunday, September 29 | Nemours Estate | 5K Walk and Fun Run

The Nemours Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (NCCBD) will host the very FIRST 5K and Fun-Run on Sunday, September 29 to benefit the NCCBD exclusively!  Sign up today or contact Rose Bevilacqua for more information on how you can help. 


Macots for a Cure 5K
Saturday, October 12 | Wilmington | 5K  

Help Mascots for a Cure provide HOPE, JOY and LOVE to kids and families battling cancer arming them with the courage and strength they need by registering for Mascot For A Cure 5K! We encourage all participants to dress up like their favorite Delaware/Philadelphia mascot to run this fun event. Proceeds from this event help support the Nemours Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. Use code NEMOURS10 for $10 off! 

Live Like Lukas 5K Run & Walk
Saturday, October 12 | Rockford Park | 5K Walk and Fun Run

Join Live Like Lukas at Rockford Park in Wilmington on Saturday, October 12 for the 2nd Annual 5K Run & Walk. Live Like Lukas Inc. was formed in late 2017 after the untimely death of Lukas Kusters, also known as “The Dutch Destroyer”. Live Like Lukas generously support the patients and families in the Nemours Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. 


1st Annual Run for Courage
Saturday, October 12 | Royersfield, PA | 5K

Inaugural Dragon Run for Courage is the combined efforts of the Conor Mckenna foundation and Jake’s Dragon Foundation. We are combining forces to make a difference in high school senior lives and supporting families fighting pediatric cancer and supplying funds for research!  


Delaware Distance Classic  
Sunday, October 13 | Return to the Riverfront | 15K & 5K

Join the Pike Creek Valley Run Club for the 37th Annual Delaware Distance Classic. This year is the "Return to the Riverfront" in Wilmington from the DuPont Educational Environmental Center. The 15K is being run in conjunction with the Delaware Nature Society 5K and shares same registration link. Part of the proceeds from this event will support our kids in the Nemours Orthopedic Center. 




Heart of Hope 5K & 1 Mile Walk
Saturday, October 19 | Greene Turtle Newark | 5K & 1 Mile Walk

Join Heart of Hope for their 5th Annual 5K & 1 Mile Family Fun Walk at the Greene Turtle in Newark on Saturday, October 19. Heart of Hope | The Caralynn Titter Foundation provides support and resources to families facing pediatric heart transplants. 


Cape May Hallowed Half Marathon
Saturday, October 26 | Cape May, NJ | Half Marathon

Early bird registration is OPEN for the second annual Cape May Hallowed Half Marathon hosted by Cape May Running Company! Race begins at the Grand Hotel and travels the ocean shoreline and around the island of Cape May. During registration, participants will have the opportunity to make a donation supporting the Cardiac Center at Nemours.


Mushroom Cap Charity 1-Miler
Saturday, November 2 | Kennett Square | Help Kids with Cancer

Nemours Center for Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders was just named the official beneficiary of this year's Charity 1 Miler!  If you want to run with a team and raise funds to help make a difference, please email Rose Bevilacqua at

Mushroom Cap Half Marathon and Relay
Saturday, November 2 | Kennett Square | Join #RunNemours

Nemours Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders is very excited to partner with the Kennett Square Mushroom Cap Half Marathon and Relay Event on November 2, 2019 to form team #RunNemours and raise funds for the pediatric cancer research at the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. Sign up to join us today! 


Chester County Turkey Trot
Thursday, November 28 | Downingtown | Cancer Research

The 18th Annual Chester County Turkey Trot will be held on Thanksgiving morning, November 28 at Downingtown West High School. The event is a 5k race/walk, a 2K walk, and a kids fun run. The course is flat and incredibly FAST! The course starts at Downingtown West High School and finishes inside of Kottmeyer Stadium. GreenLayer technical running shirts are guaranteed to the first 2,400 registered runners! Proceeds benefit the Cure4Cam Childhood Cancer Foundation. Cure4Cam is a continuous supporter of the Nemours Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. 


Rehoboth Seashore Marathon & Half Marathon 
Saturday, December 7 | Rehoboth Avenue | Full & Half Marathon  

Join our friends at the Rehoboth Beach Running Club for the Seashore Marathon and Half Marathon on Saturday, December 7 starting at 7:00 AM on Rehoboth Avenue. Enjoy the ocean air and this great race all in support of local charities including Nemours! 


"Hear We Go" 5K
Sunday, April 26 | Nemours Estate | Family Fun Day  

Join us for our annual "Hear We Go" 5K and Family Fun Day. Proceeds benefit clinical and research programs at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.


Delmarva Dash
April 17-18, 2020 | 200 Miles | Help Kids with Cancer

The Delmarva Dash is a two-day 200-mile team relay race organized by the Delmarva Dash Foundation to benefit the Nemours Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. A team adventure relay race with a breathtaking purpose, the Delmarva Dash will bring together runners and volunteers, sharing their time, their thoughts and themselves while racing down the Delmarva Peninsula on a spring weekend, all dedicated to raising awareness and funds to support family and friends in the fight against children’s cancer. Please to get involved.