Support veterans’ scholarship at Run, White and Blue 5K in Del.

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I was offered (and accepted) a free entry to this race in exchange for two blog posts; one before the race and one after. Any opinions are my own. 

Running, supporting a veterans’ scholarship and enjoying a cookout — do all of these things at the Run, White and Blue 5K hosted by the Delaware Technical Community College Owens Campus.

The 5K is set for 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at the college’s Jack F. Owens campus in Georgetown, Delaware, according to the event website. There’s an opening ceremony at 4 p.m.

Registration is $20 for adults before Aug. 29 and $10 for students, military and first responders who preregister, according to the Seashore Striders website. Children younger than 5 can run for free, the race flyer states.

The registration link is available here, or if you want to sign up the day of, you can do so starting at 5 p.m. on race day for $25. You can help the cause by running 1 mile instead, or even without running by signing up as a “silent marcher” (details here, along with information about Delaware Tech’s efforts for veterans).

It’s great that Delaware Tech is helping veterans in this way. Earlier this month, I finished the 22-push-ups-per-day challenge to bring awareness to the startling amount of veteran suicides. Anything we can do to help veterans is a positive thing.

So, if you want, join me and enjoy a 5K (here’s the map), try to win an overall or age group award, and then eat at the post-race cookout. Runners are invited to bring the family, too.

The Delaware Tech Owens Campus is located at 21179 College Drive in Georgetown.

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