Jessica Sargent wrote -
The Delaware Charity Challenge is a fun and unique team-based fundraising event that allows for teams and charities to race to raise awareness and money for their cause. The First Annual event will take place Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Lums Pond in Bear, Delaware.
What is the Delaware Charity Challenge?
The Delaware Charity Challenge is a win-win-win opportunity for any charity. Through the teams and the event itself, charities have the opportunity to raise money and awareness for their cause. Leading up to the event, teams will race to raise the most money for their selected charity. The charities that raise the most money will win additional prize money for their charity. On the day of the Delaware Charity Challenge, teams will race to win, and the winning teams will win additional money for their selected charities. Nonprofits are encouraged to build and promote their own teams in the Delaware Charity Challenge.
How it works: Teams will select their charity of choice when they register for the Delaware Charity Challenge. From January 1, 2015 to May 1, 2015, teams are encouraged to raise money for their selected charity. All monies raised by the team will go directly toward the selected charity. The three charities that raise the most money during this period will win prize money, which will be pooled from race sponsorships and registration fees. On May 2, 2015, the day of the Delaware Charity Challenge, teams will race in one of five races: a women's team 5K race, a men's team 5K race, a co-ed 5K team race, a fun 5K run/walk, or the Adventure Challenge Relay race. The winning team the competitive races will also win additional prize money for their charity, which will be pooled from race sponsorships and registration fees.
The Delaware Charity Challenge races are different than the typical 5K charity runs for which you may have previously participated. Unlike these road races, the 5K races are team-based trail runs, which will be held at Lums Ponds State Park on Saturday, May 2, 2015. The Adventure Challenge Relay is a team-based event like no other. A team of 5-7 members will be broken out to one of four events: mountain biking, trail running, canoe race, and ziplining, with all team members participating in a puzzle challenge as the final event. Again, all of these teams are competing for charity, and the first place teams will be awarded additional monies for their elected charities.
The Delaware Charity Challenge is the area's first charity race to raise event of its kind. Check out www.delawarecharitychallenge.com for more information. The fundraising challenge will begin on January 1, 2015 and run through May 1, 2015. Sign up today!