Third annual Doug Strong 5K this Saturday at Irish Eyes

Economics Point 2 Point Run set for June 2
May 31, 2019

The third annual Doug Strong 5K Run & Walk will take off from Irish Eyes Lewes at 7:30 a.m., Saturday, June 1. The event honors a running icon, a running legend, and one who has done so much for the sport of running in the state of Delaware – the late Doug White. The 2011 Delaware Sports Hall of Fame inductee died in December 2016 at the age of 74. Doug ran 43 straight Boston Marathons and 44 straight Caesar Rodney Half Marathons along his journey of becoming Delaware’s most well-known runner. The 5K will kick off with packet pickup at 6:15 a.m. at Irish Eyes in Lewes. The 5K course heads out East Market Street and turns around just before the Lewes Yacht Club on Cedar Street. Registration will be open through Friday at noon. Runners can preregister at Packet pickup will also be offered from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, May 31, at Irish Eyes. The Doug Strong event is race No. 2 in the Seashore Striders Racing Series and also the second in the Irish Eyes 6-Pack Series.

10th Economics Point 2 Point Run

This Sunday, June 2, the Seashore Striders will host a unique event, a bit different from the usual out-and-back 5K. The Economics Point 2 Point Run will be just under a seven-miler, starting at Gordons Pond and finishing at the Wheelhouse Raw Bar & Grill in Lewes. Runners will use the Cape Henlopen State Park trails and make their way to the park entrance at Cape Henlopen Drive for the 1.5-mile hike to the finish. The run will kick off with packet pickup Sunday at 6 a.m. at the Wheelhouse in Lewes with registration being held at both the Wheelhouse and Gordons Pond from 6 to 7 a.m. Registration will be open through Saturday at noon. Runners can preregister at  Packet pickup will also be offered from 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday, June 1, at the Wheelhouse.  The Economics Point 2 Point event is race No. 3 in the Seashore Striders Racing Series and also the third race in the Irish Eyes 6-Pack Series.

Runners who need a ride to the start from Lewes can board the Jolly Trolley and the Berkshire Hathaway shuttles for $5. As of Thursday morning, the Seashore Striders still had 15 seats left. Runners wanting to check availability on the shuttles should send a message to race director Tim at 302-542-4536. 

For 70 years, the Council for Economic Education has been leading the charge for economic and financial education in K-12 schools across the nation and around the world. To learn more, go to

This year, part of the proceeds from the Economics Point 2 Point are going to go to benefit  the Center For Economic Education & Entrepreneurship housed at the University of Delaware.

RRCA Coaching Certification Level I Course

For track and cross country coaches who would like to learn about coaching distance runners, or personal trainers who would like to add a coaching aspect to their resume, the Road Runners Club of America Coaching Certification Level I Course is an in-person course designed to accomplish our goal of educating coaches so they may direct training programs for their RRCA member running clubs. We believe all RRCA Level I Certified Coaches volunteering in their running clubs have the knowledge needed to coach runners in their communities. The course will be taught Saturday-Sunday, July 6-7, at the Angola By The Bay Clubhouse in Lewes; cost is $325.

Day 1 includes principles of coaching, principles of building a periodized program, understanding exercise physiology for coaching, running form, basic sports nutrition and how to build training programs. 

Day 2 includes the business of coaching, sports psychology, recognizing/preventing injuries, environmental factors that affect running performance, and building training programs as a group activity. You must attend the entire course to become certified.

Go Fast Camps

The Go Fast Elite Running Camp - Beach will be held from 8 to 11 a.m., June 17-21 for ages 11-18 at $199 per athlete. 

"My experience with the Go Fast Camp has been phenomenal,” said Austen Cave, an all-state runner for Delmar who’s currently running at High Point University.

“The coaches are great and very knowledgeable about running. Since attending Go Fast Camp, I improved my cross country best time and earned Delaware All-State runner with a PR time of 15:29.79. I credit the improvement to my time at Go Fast. I heard about the camp and thought it would be a good place to learn some basic running form and meet other runners. The Go Fast Camp taught me so much more; the coaches are hands on and focus on your weaknesses as well as your strengths to improve your running. They taught me many workouts and techniques that allowed me to become a stronger runner and athlete in general. I have taken what the coaches at Go Fast Camp have taught me and continued to use it throughout my off-season training. "

Camp highlights include: High school and collegiate coaching staff, daily runs based on ability and experience, trail running, beach training techniques, strength training, plyometrics and agility drills for XC runners, education sessions and guest speakers, graduation run, and official camp training shirt or tank.

Camp topics include: Summer training plan, cross training, goal setting, nutrition and hydration, sports psychology, injury prevention, running technique, and race tactics.

The Go Fast Youth Running Camp – Beach will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m., June 18-20 for ages 6-10 at $99 per athlete.

“Shiloh is doing other camps this summer; however, Go Fast was her favorite,” said parent Jovani O’Grady. “She trusts the coaches and enjoys the activities. On the last day of Go Fast Camp, she said she wished it had lasted longer. Thank you, coaches, for all you do to encourage my daughter to keep running!”

The Go Fast Youth Running Camp’s goal is to introduce proper running form and technique through fun games and activities. This will help prepare the youth distance runner to go fast.  

Camp highlights include: High school and collegiate coaching staff, daily fun runs based on ability and experience, games and activities that introduce running techniques, dynamic warm-up drills, body weight strength training, plyometrics and agility drills for XC runners, and official camp training shirt or tank.

For more information, contact Camp Director Derek Shockro at or 302-983-6050.