The inaugural Big Fish Grill 5K takes off at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, April 27, behind the restaurant on Route 1 in Rehoboth.
The event, organized by Races2Run and sponsored by Pine Mountain Water Company and Big Fish Grill, includes a run and a walk. Winners will be announced for overall male and female categories, plus the top three in 10-year age groups, 9 & under through 70 & over. There will also be prizes for the top three male and female walkers. The Big Fish Cup will be presented for the largest team.
Benefiting from the race will be the nearly 5,000 students of the Cape Henlopen School District as the Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation will receive funds raised through the event.
"The race is just another way Big Fish Grill is looking to be involved in the community and especially with the children and families of our area," said Holly Monaco, director of dining operations for the Big Fish Restaurant Group. "This just goes along with our report card promotion, which gives desserts to students who bring in their report cards and puts them in the running to win $1,000 worth of back-to-school gift cards at the end of the school year.
“We want the race to be a community event,” said Monaco. There will be a post-race party featuring refreshments and drinks. “We chose CHEF because of their work with teachers and students in the district.”
CHEF supports unfunded teaching and learning initiatives in the Cape district, where 49 percent of the students are from low-income families and 17 percent have disabilities requiring extra accommodations for successful learning. Everything from awarding grants to helping fund field trips to bringing innovative learning programs directly to the students in their classrooms is supported by funds raised by CHEF.
Other sponsors of the race include Touch of Italy, Williams Insurance Agency, Broadpoint Construction, Shaun Tull and Bryce Lingo, Hertrich's, Schell Brothers, Dave Marshall Tennis and The Starboard.
Online registration is available at www.signup2raceusa.com. Click races2run races and select Inaugural Big Fish 5K. Registration on race day begins at 7:30 a.m. with the race starting at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $20 per registration until April 24, $25 after and day of. Tech T-shirts and post-race party are included in admission. The course is USATF-certified starting and finishing at Big Fish and covers a fast, flat residential route. The NOVA timing system will use the IPICO chip timing system.
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