There are three upcoming race events worth noting.

graphic of old lady dog runningTrail Triple Crown

For real trail enthusiasts, the Trail Dawgs Athletic Club will host the annual Triple Crown trail races on April 27th at the Walter S. Carpenter Recreation Area of White Clay Creek State Park, off New London Road (Rt. 896) in Newark. Proceeds benefit local homeless shelters. See the TrailDawgs website for details. “Unique” only scratches the surface as a description of this event.  Just ask organizer and CRR John Mackenzie how much fun these off-road races are.

Here are the start times:
7:30 a.m. – Triple Crown Half-Marathon
7:40 a.m. – Delaware Trail Marathon (two loops of the half-marathon course)
10:00 a.m. – Triple Crown 10K
11:15 a.m. – Triple Crown Human Race 5K Run/Walk

Delaware Marathon Running Festival logo2013 Christiana Care Health System Delaware Marathon Running Festival

Come out to Wilmington’s Tubman Garrett Riverfront Park and join the throngs on Sunday, May 12, at this annual running extravaganza. Registration is still open for the marathon, but team registrations and half-marathon registrations have closed.

Creek Road Runners are again favored to win the co-ed masters relay division, led by CRR Bill Rose, CRR Bill Farqhuar, CRR Dave Edwards, and CRR Shannon Lennon-Edwards. Not running? Come out and cheer for the CRRs.


Like a fast, flat course?  On Saturday, May 18, the Delaware Athletic Trainers’ Association 5K will take place at the Bob Carpenter Center, with registration at 8 a.m. and race start at 9 a.m.  University of Delaware Head Trainer and CRR John Smith urges you to come out and have fun while supporting  programs that are dedicated to the safety of student-athletes, educate the public about the profession of athletic training, and provide athletic training students with leadership opportunities. On-line registration available until Wednesday, May 15.  The race fee is $20.