Del Tech’s Run, White & Blue 5K benefiting scholarships for veterans and first responders is coming up

Last year, I won an age group award at the Run, White and Blue 5K. I wonder how I will do this year! 

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

I’m looking forward to returning to Delaware Technical Community College’s Owens Campus in Georgetown for my third year running the Run, White & Blue 5K.

As of today, we are four weeks out from the race, which is set for the evening of Thursday, Sept. 6.

After an extremely hot run at the Foot Pursuit in the Park 5K this week — blog post on that to come — I’m excited to have another shot at the 5K distance in a race setting. As I train for the Freedom’s Run Marathon, I have been doing some tempo runs and also plan to get in some interval work.

One thing that always impresses me about the Run, White & Blue 5K is the wide array of food offered afterward. I’m someone who loves to eat — really anytime, but particularly after a run. The event also benefits Delaware Technical Community College Owens Campus scholarships for veterans and first responders — what a great cause.

Preregistered runners and walkers are guaranteed T-shirts, according to the event website. Last year’s shirt was an olive green, and the year before, the shirt had the same design but was red. 

The race will kick off at 6 p.m. from the Student Services Center flagpole at the college, with race-day registration starting at 5 p.m., according to the event website.

Here I am with some ice cream after finishing this race in 2016. 

Register before Sept. 3 to get the early registration rate of $25; it will then go up to $30, according to the site.  There is also a special rate for students, veterans, military and first responders — $10 — and kids under 5 can participate for free.

Not a runner? You can sign up as a Silent Marcher and donate $25 — you won’t have to run the race, but you can get a T-shirt. Or, if you’d like to come out but would rather walk than run, there is also a one-mile walk option.

The race is in its fourth year. Check out my recaps from the two years I’ve run this race here:



I was faster in 2017 than I was in 2016, so let’s see if I can keep up that streak this year. It’s been a long time since I’ve run a 5K in the 25s, and I’ve wanted to do that for a while. I’m not sure if it’s going to happen in September, but we will see.

Ready to register? Register online here.  There’s also a mail-in registration form on the site.

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