April Fools Race of undesignated distance attracts 53 runners

Danny MacElrevey is the overall winner
Paul McBride gives two thumbs up in honor of Roger Ebert - or maybe he's just happy to be running with his crew. BY DAVE FREDERICK
April 9, 2013

The 19th annual April Fools Day Race, cleverly run on April 7 - no fooling - disembarked (get your bow wow on) from the Cape Henlopen State Park fishing pier, meandering down to Herring Point, back up to Fort Miles and making a stop on the new playground before returning to the finish line. Distance was unknown but somewhere near five miles, give or take several decimal points.

Danny MacElrevey, 44, was the overall winner followed by Chris Stanley, 44, Rick Poppleton, 60, Breck Vanderwende, 39, and Rich Romer, 31.

Joanne Szczepkowski, 67, and Linda Stanley, 43, were the first two women to finish.

Jack Huxtable, 74, was 10th in the race while Laney Shockro, 7, finished in 13th place.

The course involved jumping rope at the start and a playground stop where competitors dealt with a horizontal ladder, went down a slide and crawled under a pitched roof three feet off the ground.

An April Fools Race just screaming for cheaters appeared to attract only 53 honest people.

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