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.

 

 

The Grain H2O Orange Crush 5K
Saturday, May 4 | Grain Craft Bar & Kitchen | 5K Kickoff Event

Join the fun in Bear at Grain Craft Bar & Kitchen for this fast and flat 5K event to kickoff the opening of the outside deck. This race is limited to 600 participants, so be sure to sign up today! Proceeds from this race benefit our kids at Nemours. 

 

11th Annual Hear We Go
Sunday, May 5 | Nemours | 5K Run/Walk & Family Day

The 11th Annual “Hear We Go” 5K and Family Fun Day takes place throughout the beautifully blooming grounds of Nemours Estate, arguably the largest formal French garden in North America. The event concludes with refreshments and an educational fair for families and children on the grounds of Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. Don't miss a day of fun for the whole family!

 

        

 

Race for Nursing Research
Thursday, May 16 | Rockford Park | Evening 5K Run/Walk  

The inaugural Race for Nursing Research will be held at Rockford Park on May 16. Runners will enjoy a beautiful course and post race refreshements. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Association of Child Neurology Nurses and Nursing Research at Nemours/AI duPont Hospital for Children.  

 

 



Healthy U 5K and Fun Walk
Saturday, June 1 | Nemours | 5K & Fun Walk

 

We are pleased to announce our Inaugural Healthy U 5k benefiting the Healthy U Summer Day Program on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 8 a.m. The event will take place on the beautiful grounds of the Nemours Estate, adjacent to Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. It is sure to be a great event for the whole family to enjoy!

 

 

Delaware Mud Fest
June 6 and 8 Events | Leukemia Research Foundation of Delaware | Three Races

Get ready to be dirty!  Join the Delaware Mud Run, Elite Mud Run or Junior Mud Run to benefit the Leukemia Research Foundation of DE. 

The Delaware Mud Run, Jr is a 1.5 mile race with boot camp style obstacles that have been surrounded by or consisting of mud. People cheer as participants slip, slide, and slosh their way to victory. It is a unique experience whether running or watching!  The Delaware Mud Run is a 5K race with boot camp style obstacles that have been surrounded by or consisting of mud. People cheer as participants slip, slide, and slosh their way to victory. It is a unique experience whether running or watching! The Delaware Competitive / Elite Mud Run is a tougher, longer, more demanding course with challenging obstacles. The course will have more than 25 Signature O.C.R style obstacles through a tougher terrain. The Elite version is not a team run but only for individuals. This is NOT a casual 5k run. This is a timed event on a course that is going to push your physical limits and have you walking away wanting MORE…

      

 

2nd Annual Cardiac Kids 5K and Kiddie K
Saturday, June 29 | Nemours | 5K & Kiddie K


We are pleased to announce our 2nd Annual Cardiac Kids 5K on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 8:00 AM. The event will take place on the beautiful grounds of the Nemours Estate. Proceeds from this event will be to purchase rocking chairs for the Nemours Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU).  

     




Toy Run 5K and Fun Walk
Sunday, September 22 | Nemours | Virtual Run or 5K  


Join Virtual Racer and the Delaware Centurions on September 22 at Nemours for a 5K and Fun Walk that benefits Nemours Child Life. Each runner will receive a swag bag, a one-of-a-kind finisher medal, and refreshments. After the race, stick around to check out the Delaware Centurions motorcycles after they make their toy run to the hospital. Can't make it, but still want to participate? Virtual Racer gives the opportunity to run the race live, or join as a virtual racer. Sign up today! 

 


BK5K Family Fun Run
Saturday, September 28 | East Goshem Park, PA | 5K Family Fun Run

Join FOX 29's Bob Kelly on Saturday, September 28 for the Fourth Annual BK5K Family Fun Run. After the race, enjoy lots of fun activities and refreshments. Proceeds from this event will benefit the kids at Nemours! 

 

 


Little Heroes 5K Walk and Fun Run Committee 
Sunday, September 29 | Join the Comittee | 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!  They are currently looking for committee members to help with recruitment, promotion, sponsorship and getting free stuff! Please contact Rose Bevilacqua for more information or to sign up. 

        


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.

 

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 save the date and contact Bruce Leshine or visit their facebook page @delmarvadashrelay to get involved.