Trail Triple Crown this Saturday


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Trail Dawgs logoThe annual Trail Triple Crown races will start and finish at White Clay Creek State Park in Newark this Saturday, April 25, as listed below.

  • Half-marathon at 7:30 a.m. ($90 individual)
  • Marathon at 7:40 a.m. ($65 individual)
  • 10K at 10 a.m. ($45 individual)
  • 5K at 11:15 a.m. ($30 individual)
  • Triple – Half-marathon/10K/5K ($100 individual / $125 team)

Amenities include T-shirts, medals to marathon finishers, mugs to Triple Crown and first 100 half-marathon finishers, BBQ lunches. Awards to male and female overall, masters and age-group champions and team competition.

This event benefits the following faith-based homeless-shelter programs: Deep Roots, Meeting Ground, Newark Empowerment Center, Newark Area Welfare Committee, and Settlement House. Contact 302-731-4169 or email CRR John Mackenzie or visit

A farewell to Simmons


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photo of Simmons farewell group

Runners who joined for the Simmons farewell run included (front row) Bill Rose, Sue Simmons, Bob Bennett, and (back row) Mark Deshon, Dan Simmons, Shawn Alexander, Doug Repetti, Diane Kukich, Steve Goodwin, April Hubbard, and Bruce Hubbard. (photo by Doug Baker)

Runners and friends gathered on Friday to give an official farewell to CRR Dan Simmons and his wife, Sue. The event was highlighted by a simple out-and-back fun run of about 5K along Creek Road (where else?), then those who could make it shared lunch with Dan and Sue at the Deer Park Tavern. They will be moving to California in the near future and will be missed.

Simmons, a biology professor, retired from the University of Delaware recently. He holds the state record for his age-group (65-69) in the half-marathon with a 1:36:43 (and 20K, unofficially, with his half-marathon time).

Unique trail 10K to remember Enoch Lee


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photo of Enoch Lee and little girlEnoch Lee, a native Newarker and University of Delaware student, lost his life in a tragic car accident this past October. There will be a unique 10K trail run—“The Race To Save The World – Enoch Lee Memorial Run”—on Saturday April 18th in Middle Run Park (off Possum Hollow Road) in Enoch’s memory.

The start of the race, in fact, is very close to Enoch’s family’s home. More information can be found at

Note: Anyone who wants to order a special race t-shirt needs to register by this Friday, April 3rd.

The race is part of a trail-running series www.trailcreekseries.orgCRR Brian Bahnson, whose wife Lauri Webber is one of the promoters of the Trail Creek Series, invites you to support and get the word out about the race.

All (100%) of the proceeds will benefit the Enoch Lee Memorial Fund.

Robinson “plays” with fellow CRRs


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photo of Matt RobinsonSelf-proclaimed, self-appointed Creek Road Runners CEO CRR Matt Robinson publicly called out several of his peers in an opinion piece in the Wilmington News Journal’s Saturday edition.

The article itself was interesting enough and then suddenly took a turn for the comic tongue-in-cheek.

Robinson writes, “If my runs were about inspection, I know I would be outrunning my fellow runners Charlie [CRR Charlie Riordan], Mark [CRR Mark Deshon], Steve [CRR Steve Goodwin], Paul A. [CRR Paul Amer] and Tom [CRR Tom Reed], and I know I could find better golfers than Avron [CRR Avron Abraham], Ian and Paul P. [CRR Paul Pusecker], but I enjoy the time away from inspection and distraction. I’d rather focus on thoughts and great ideas that have surfaced during one of those runs, or the good laughs and insightful conversations I have had with my running group and golfing buddies.”

Trying to impugn someone’s golf game is one thing, but, inspection or no inspection, Robinson has now thrown down the gauntlet for the aforementioned runners.

Read the entire article, which is actually pretty good, though maybe our CEO could be spending less time musing and more time on Creek Road.


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