Race for Our Rivers
Start: Saturday, October 19, 2013 @ 9:00 AM (EDT)
Townsend , DE 19734
Registration Closing Date
Thursday, October 17, 2013 @ 12:00 AM (EDT)
The 6th Annual Race for Our Rivers continues to help fund projects that help protect the waterways of Delaware! Continuing our partnership with the Blackbird Fall Festival, join us for a run and stay for a day of free fun with vendors, food, games, music, hayrides and more!
This Year's Fundraising Organization
Past funds have helped educate residents about the importance of our waterways and their role in protecting them with the Appoquinimink River Association. New this year, we will be partnering with a new organization. The Delaware Invasive Species Council (DISC) will continue this legacy through funding projects to protect our water and land ecosystems by preventing the introduction and reducing the impact of invasive species. You can learn more about DISC?s programs at delawareinvasives.net.
Free Race T-Shirts
Race t-shirts will be available for the first 100 people who sign up for the race so sign up soon!
Registration and Check In
Race Day Registration and Racer Check In are from 8:00AM-8:45AM. Be sure to look for signs directing you to the reception table.
Blackbird Creek Fall Festival
We are so excited to be partnering with the Blackbird Creek Fall Festival this year and we hope you stay to enjoy all the fun they are providing! There will be live music, food, craft vendors, kids activities, hay rides, demonstrations and more! The festival is free so stay after the race and continue a great day outdoors for the whole family!
Raffle Raffle Raffle
Don't forget to bring money for some great raffle items to win!
Awards for the race will be presented to overall top male and female runners, and the top male and female runners in each age group as follows: 13 & under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over.
Blackbird Creek Reserve Cross Country Trail system (the race will take place on scenic pathways, not roads). Course was wheel and GPS measured.
Only in extreme rain/lightening will the race be cancelled. If the weather is questionable, participants can call at 302-382-8757 starting at 7:00AM on the morning of the race to check its status.
Your registration must be RECEIVED by the end of the day October 16 or you will need to register the day of the event. Registration the day of is increased to $25.00.
Attention walkers --You are also encouraged to participate in this event by registering to walk.
From the NORTH: Take Rt 1 S. to Exit 136 toward Odessa (Rt 299). From Rt. 299, turn right onto Rt. 13 S in Odessa. Turn left onto Blackbird Landing Rd. Continue to the Reserve on the left. From the SOUTH: Take Route 13 N to Blackbird Landing Rd. Turn right onto Blackbird Landing Rd. Continue until you see the Reserve on the left. **NOTE: There is another section of the Reserve on the right -- This is not where the race is so look for signs!**