DE-feet Breast Cancer 5K set for May 22


The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) announced this week that the seventh annual DE-feet Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk will take place at the Tanger Outlet Center (Seaside) in Rehoboth Beach on Sunday, May 22.
This year’s race is being produced by Races2Run and sponsored, in part, by Tanger Outlets. The Run/Walk is designed to be a family-friendly event open to participants of all ages. All money raised will benefit DBCC’s programs and services to support those touched by breast cancer in Delaware and the surrounding communities.
The Seventh Annual DE-feet Breast Cancer Run/Walk will be held (rain or shine) at the Tanger Outlet Center’s Seaside location (36470 Seaside Outlet Drive, Rehoboth) and will follow a 5K course that will loop through part of the Breakwater Trail.
Registration costs $25 per person before May 18 and $30 for day-of registration. Online registration is open at www.defeetbreastcancerwalk.org. Tech T-shirts are guaranteed for pre-registered participants that are registered before May 7. Participants can take part in the chip-timed 5K Run/Walk at 8:30 a.m. or a 1-Mile Fun Walk at 8:35 a.m. Packet pick-up will be available on Saturday, May 21, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Crooked Hammock Brewery in Lewes.
“We are really proud that DE-feet brings together over 1,000 community members each year,” said Beth Krallis, DBCC communications director. “Our event not only raises funds to support our local programs and services in the community, but it brings together families, children and adults of all ages to raise awareness of breast cancer and support those who have been touched by the disease and remember those who are no longer with us.”
Day-of registration will open at 7 a.m., and pre-race activities begin at 7:55 a.m., featuring live music and local D.J.s Petch and Amy from Eagle-97.7. The morning will kick off with a special “Circle of Hope” survivor celebration and the release of white doves. After the race, there will be a party under the tent with D.J. Anthony DiVirgilio, a food court, wine and beer garden, the Starboard’s Famous Bloody Mary Bar and awards for top finishers in various age categories. Team and individual spirit awards will also be presented. Racers and participants are being encouraged to wear pink.
“Team-building and fundraising is encouraged as part of the 5K,” said Krallis. “Last year, we were inspired by so many teams who came up with creative costumes, imaginative names, and really had fun with the event. There is no team minimum, and no amount is too small for a team to raise.”
Major sponsors to date include Sposato Landscape Co., Tanger Outlets and WBOC-16, Del-One Credit Union, Sharp Energy, the Meoli Companies, T.D. Bank, Edgewell Personal Care, Bayhealth Medical Center, the Crooked Hammock, Long & Foster, Elzufon Austin Reardon Tarlov & Mondell PA and Quillen Signs.
Proceeds from the seventh annual DE-feet Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk will benefit DBCC’s programs to increase breast cancer awareness, promote the importance of early detection, provide access to mammograms, and provide support and resources to women and men in the local community who are newly diagnosed or facing recurrence of breast cancer.
For more information about the DE-feet Breast Cancer Run/Walk, visit www.defeetbreastcancerwalk.org. Online registration, as well as printable registration forms, can be found on the site.