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October and November bring cooler weather and some good opportunities for unique races—a one-mile dash down Main Street, a rare 15K (with post-race party), two golf-course 5Ks, a road/trail 10-miler (with post-race brunch), and the hardest road 5K in Delaware (with post-race lunch buffet). Here’s the rundown of these Creek Road Runner–recommended events:

10th Annual Main Street Mile
Saturday, October 1, starts at 9 a.m. (be at the starting line by 8:50)
on East Main Street (begins at east end)
Newark, Del.
> register online by 11:59 p.m. Sept. 29

34th Annual Delaware Distance Classic 15K and 5K
Sunday, October 9, starts at 9 a.m.
Delaware City, Del.
> register online

Habitat for Humanity’s Run the Rock 5K, benefits Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County
Saturday, October 22, starts at 9 a.m.
at Rock Manor Golf Club
Wilmington, Del.
> online info and registration

Caffé Gelato Waffle Cone Ten Miler, benefits ministries of the Friendship House
Sunday, October 30, starts at 9 a.m.
on Creek Road
Newark, Del.
> register online

Rock N Roll 5K (featuring Club Phred), benefits Newark Area Welfare Committee
Saturday, November 5, starts at 3 p.m.
at Newark Country Club
Newark, Del.
> online info and registration

17th Annual Scott Mackler 5K (in memory of CRR Scott Mackler), benefits ALS research
Sunday, November 6, starts at 12:30 p.m.
at Temple Beth El
Newark, Del.
> register online