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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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 Fright Night 5K & Hallowed Half Marathon
October 25-26 | Cape May, NJ | Half Marathon

Don't miss the hallowed weekend fun at the short with two ways to run hosted by the Cape May Running Company! Join us in support of the Nemours Cardiac Center for the Fright Night 5K or the Hallowed Half Marathon on Saturday  Race begins at the Grand Hotel and travels the ocean shoreline and around the island of Cape May. Great swag, after party, and hotel discounts are available! 


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! 


Jack's 5K
November 3 | Rockford Park | 5K

Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome! Sign up as an individual or grab your friends and family to create a team! If you can’t join us, please consider a donation to support the Jack Langseder ForeverSTRONG Foundation in our mission to fund much-needed research to help the 46 children diagnosed with cancer each day!


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.