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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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).  

 

Alexander's Little Run that Could
Saturday, July 6 | North Wildwood | 5K  


Join us for this year's Alexander's Little Run that Could on Saturday, July 6 in North Wildwood to help create awareness for Neuroblastoma, a rare childhood cancer.  Funds benefit Nemours Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders

 

Run for the Kids 5K
Sunday, September 15 | Glasgow | 5K  


Join us Sunday, Sept. 15 at Glasgow Park for the Run for Kids 5K benefiting Kids with Confidence (KWC). This race is KWC’s biggest fundraiser for the work they do - helping kids improve their self-confidence and self-esteem by making them feel better about how they look. KWC is a long-time supporter of helping kids at Nemours. 

     




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  
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. 

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. 

 

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. 

        


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 Rose.Bevilacqua@nemours.org.

 

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.