Races2Run will host its first live race since the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown Saturday, July 4, at Hudson Fields in Milton.
The Phase One 5K Run/Walk will follow Gov. John Carney’s Phase 2 guidance and all Centers For Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. The event will be limited to no more than 250 people, and Hudson Fields provides a totally outdoor venue. Runners will start in waves spaced five minutes apart to promote social distancing. Masks will be worn by volunteers and all runners when they pick up their number and T-shirt. A boxed lunch from Big Fish will be provided to all registered runners and walkers when they are finished the 5K. Extra precautions and sanitation stations will be provided.
“This past spring saw an unprecedented number of running and walking events canceled, postponed or they went virtual,” said Barb Kursh of Races2Run. “Although the virtual running and walking events will continue and can be a successful model for fundraising, some folks are ready to get back to an in-person running or walking event.”
The beneficiary for the Phase One 5K is the Epworth United Methodist Church Food and Love program, which provides weekly drive-through food pantries for local residents.
The next live races to be staged by Races2run are Ten Sisters races, including the Santa Sprint 5K Saturday, July 18; and the Penn State Day 5K Saturday, July 25.
Information about live and virtual races is available at www.races2run.com.
An ongoing virtual challenge is the Do the Delaware 96 with Michael Wardian. Participants have until Saturday, July 25, to complete either 96 miles (the length of Delaware), 35 miles (the width of Delaware) or nine miles (shortest distance across Delaware).
Wardian will be running the 96-mile distance of Delaware north to south in one training run. He is the guy who ran seven marathons in seven continents in seven days.