Here we highlight three upcoming Newark-area races happening between now and Thanksgiving.
UD Homecoming 5K
Wednesday, October 23, at 5:30 p.m.
625 South College Avenue in Newark
Ever want to finish a race inside a stadium? Here’s a great chance to do so. This out-and-back course on the University of Delaware’s south campus, though flat, is a good challenge for all. It finishes on the football field in Delaware Stadium.
20th Anniversary Scott Mackler 5K
Sunday, November 3, at 12:30 p.m.
Temple Beth El
301 Possum Park Road in Newark
It started in 1999, right after the late CRR Scott Mackler was diagnosed with ALS. It’s probably the toughest road 5K in Delaware. Runners are rewarded, though, with a full buffet after the run. Awards for top finishers—both runners and walkers.
47th Annual Turkey Trot 10K and 5K
Saturday, November 23,
10K at 9:00 a.m., 5K at 10:30 a.m.
Norma B. Handloff Park
Barksdale Road in Newark
The oldest continuously contested race in Newark is back for another year of pre-Thanksgiving fun. Do the 10K, the 5K, or both. Great course and a great community event.