39th Seashore 5-Miler set for Herring Point June 13

June 11, 2021

The 39th annual Seashore 5-Miler will try a new location and new course Sunday, June 13, as the race will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the lower parking lot of Herring Point and do a 2.5-mile loop with a turnaround.

The course will head north toward the Biden Center and make a left on “marathon road” toward the campground. From the campground, the course will remain on the trail heading south on what was called “clamshell trail,” but has been made wider with packed stone. Bridges were constructed at low sections and the trail is one of the nicest, fastest, straight sections of the park at nearly a mile long. The runners will make the turnaround to retrace their steps. The course should be cool in the woods and has very few elevation changes throughout the five-mile journey.

Awards will be presented to the overall, masters and top three finishers in five-year age groups. T-shirts were ordered for all participants who were registered by June 7, and a few extra ones were ordered for late registrations received this week. The Friends of Cape Henlopen State Park will be providing support for the event.

Sandhill Fields 5K set for June 19

A conflict with a Milton Chamber event has forced a location change in the schedule, as the Irish Eyes 5K will now be the Sandhill Fields 5K and will take place at Sandhill Fields in Georgetown. The race will be the second stop on the Seashore Striders Triple Crown Series, slated for 8 a.m., Saturday, June 19.

Sandhill Fields is a new complex that was home to the Sussex Academy cross country team and was the host location for the Sussex County Cross Country Championships in November.

Awards will be presented to the overall, masters and top three finishers in 10-year age groups. The course will be an out-and-back on grass, wooden bridges and hard-packed cinder trails.

Seashore Striders Triple Crown

This year’s Seashore Striders Triple Crown will begin in Georgetown with the annual Georgetown Library 5K at 7 p.m., Friday, June 18. This event is hosted by the Friends of the Georgetown Library.

The second stop is the aforementioned Sandhill Fields 5K June 19.  

The final stop in the series is the popular Father’s Day 5K in Rehoboth Beach, beginning at Wilmington Avenue and the Boardwalk at 7:30 a.m. The Father’s Day 5K will raise funds for the Seashore Striders Youth Cross Country Team. It is hosted by Zogg’s and is the third stop on the Seashore Striders Summer Championship Series.

All participants who complete all three events in the Triple Crown Series will receive an extra gift from the Striders to be presented at the Jungle Jim’s 5K.

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Dave Reynolds Biathlon returns 

The Dave Reynolds Biathlon will return at 8 a.m., Sunday, July 4, beginning at the Rehoboth Beach Patrol headquarters on the Boardwalk at Baltimore Avenue. This popular event will feature an individual division, a team division for male, female, coed and youth, a memory walk on the Boardwalk, and a new kids’ mini bi that will kick off the day. Registration is open online at until Friday, July 2. The swim distance is a half-mile and the run distance is 5K. This is a fun event to participate in or watch on the Boardwalk. Dave Reynolds was a former member of the Rehoboth Beach Patrol family who died tragically in a surfing accident in spring 2003. Join us as we remember Dave and all the others we have lost who are part of the Rehoboth Beach Patrol family.


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