Necia Beck, Delaware State Parks 302-739-9175, Necia.Beck@state.de.us
10th annual Adventure Race Series
supports environmental education in Delaware’s parks
DOVER (June 6, 2014) –This year’s Delaware State Parks’ Adventure Race Series marks the 10th anniversary of the annual program. The series provides the opportunity for athletes of all skill and age levels to enjoy the parks, get outdoors and engage in some good-natured competition between friends and families.
For the 10th anniversary, race organizers have changed the format of some races, brought back some favorites and added an important new feature to the program. This year, $10 from every registration goes to support the Delaware State Parks Environmental Education program.
“This is a lot more exciting than it may sound at first,” said Matthew Ritter, section manager for operations, maintenance and programming for Delaware State Parks. “Each $10 provides two schoolchildren with the opportunity to learn and appreciate the outdoors, and the natural world around them. In these days of challenging standards met by tightening budgets, there are plenty of kids who wouldn’t be able to do that without this program.”
The series begins with Full Moon 5K on June 14 at Brandywine Creek State Park in Wilmington. The 2014 series includes four additional races: Baldcypress Challenge at Trap Pond State Park; Cachin’ In Geocache Race at Killens Pond State Park; Bring it on at Bellevue at Bellevue State Park; and Crazy Costume Dash at Lums Pond State Park.
“The series is a key part of our Outdoor Adventure in Delaware, which supports the Children in Nature initiative,” said Delaware State Parks Marketing Assistant Caroline Foltz. “We thank all of our sponsors for helping us to promote healthy lifestyles, educate children and instill in them a sense of stewardship of the natural resources around them.”
The races are designed for athletes of all skill levels and are either individual or team events. Certificates are awarded in multiple categories, and each participant will receive a commemorative race giveaway. The entry fee for the races at Killens Pond is $30 each and the other races are $40 each. Fees are payable in advance with discounts for multiple races. Payment may also be made on the day of the race.
Registration information and race details are available by calling 302-739-9175 or visiting destateparks.com/adventure-race
Vol. 44, No.194