Sunday, Oct. 18 – Scott Mackler Memorial 5K
This is the 16th annual Scott Mackler 5K, named for CRR Scott Mackler, who fought a valiant fight against ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) but succumbed to the disease a couple years ago. This is the toughest road 5K in Delaware, but there’s a great post-race buffet. Start time for this race is 12:30 p.m. Starts and finishes at Temple Beth El on Possum Park Road in Newark.
Sunday, Oct. 25 – Caffé Gelato Ten Miler
Another unique race, this ten miler is an out-and-back course along Creek Road, sponsored by Caffé Gelato, owned by CRR Ryan German. Race begins at 9 a.m. and includes post-race food. Preregistration cost is $35. Race-day cost is $45.
Saturday, Nov. 7 – Rock & Roll 5K
This is a unique opportunity to run a 5K on the beautiful Newark Country Club golf course and includes a live classic rock band. This race is sponsored by the Newark Morning Rotary Club, presented by Bassett, Dawson & Foy, and starts at 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 21 – 42nd Annual Turkey Trot 10K/5K
A local favorite, this event is the second oldest road racing event in Delaware and begins at Handloff Park on Barksdale Road in Newark. 10K begins at 9:00 a.m.; 5K begins at 10:15 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 28 – Delaware Open XC Championships
Cross-country enthusiasts need to run this race at least once. It is one of the more difficult 5Ks you’ll ever do but well worth the effort. These events are held at Brandywine Creek State Park north of Wilmington.