After last year’s pandemic hiatus, the Cannonball 5K Race & Trenny Elliott Memorial Walk is back in Lewes this Sunday, Sept. 12. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Lewes Historical Society Campus at 110 Shipcarpenter St. and benefits the society's preservation and educational programs.
The race course, known as the most beautiful and historic in Delaware, will take participants through breathtaking scenery in Lewes along Pilottown Road with views of the Great Marsh, Shipcarpenter Square, Second Street, and the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal.
For those interested in walking the course, the Trenny Elliott Walk is held in memory of Trenny Elliot, who along with her husband George was very involved in the Lewes Historical Society. Trenny’s father was the first chairman of the society’s board of trustees.
“The Cannonball Run kicks off the society’s fall events,” said Michael Whitehouse, LHS director of development. “We are happy to bring the race back this year and are grateful for the warm and continuing support from the Lewes community.”
Major event sponsors are Lee Ann Wilkinson Group, Schell Brothers, UBS, and Beebe Healthcare. Other sponsors include Albert Frank’s, All State/Paul Sarnak, Aquamarine, Biblion, County Bank, Coast 2 Coast Printing, East Coast Chiropractic, Hazzard Auto, Henlopen Trading Company, Ice House Bait & Tackle Shop, Kids’ Ketch, Lewes Wines & Spirits, Lokken Investments, Meineke Auto Care, Puzzles & Gourmet Store, Quest, R&L Liquors, Seashore Striders, and Stepping Stone. Weis Market will supply oranges and water for participants.
Online preregistration is available via Seashore Striders. Race-day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the LHS campus. A description of the historic sites along the race route is included with registration documents.