I’m excited to rock another Run, White & Blue 5K – and you should be too!

Vanessa Junkin wearing running clothes and standing with medal around neck and holding it. A tent is in the background.
Here I am with my age group award after last year’s Run, White & Blue 5K at Delaware Technical Community College (Rosie Brittingham photo)

Disclaimer: I 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. 

Delaware Technical Community College’s Run, White & Blue 5K has been part of my race schedule for the past three years, and I’m excited to be running the race for a fourth time this September.

It’s such a fun community race, and if you’re a regular reader of my blog (or if you know me), you know I’m a huge fan of race-day food. I actually came home from the Run, White & Blue 5K last year with a meal for the next day. Among the foods I’ve enjoyed at this race are ice cream, barbecue and oysters.

The race is always on a Thursday evening, and this year’s race is Thursday, Sept. 5. The course takes runners around the Delaware Technical Community College Owens Campus in Georgetown, Delaware.

The race also benefits also a cause you can feel great about supporting — scholarships for veterans and first responders.

Here’s the basic race info, which can all be found, along with a race video, on the Delaware Technical Community College website:

  • Race Day: Thursday, Sept. 5
  • Time: Race at 6 p.m., with race-day registration and packet pickup at 5 p.m.
  • Location: Delaware Technical Community College Jack F. Owens Campus, 21179 College Drive, Georgetown, DE 19947. Packet pickup is at the Student Services Center and the start is nearby.
  • Fees: $25 for adults who register by Sept. 3 or “Silent Marchers” (stay home but still support the cause and get a shirt); $10 for students, veterans, military and first responders; $30 for registration after Sept. 3; Free for children under 5

There are also age group awards, and I’ve somehow been able to place second in my age group each year I’ve run this race.

Foam containers with lots of food inside.
Here’s my food spread from last year’s Run, White & Blue 5K. (Vanessa Junkin photo)

This is always a fun evening that I look forward to each year, and I hope to see you there!

Ready to sign up? Head to the Delaware Technical Community College website. You can also RSVP to the event on Facebook here.

Check out my recaps from past years here:

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