April 23 races to benefit Sussex Consortium, Tunnell Cancer Center

Inaugural Tommy Ten Miler and Fifth Annual Daffodil Dash 5K to benefit Sussex Consortium

On Saturday, April 23, two races will be held at Irish Eyes Restaurant at 213 Anglers Road in Lewes. Both races will kick off at 8:30 a.m. A free Kiddie K will begin at 8:15 a.m. for children 8 or younger. Funding will go to the Sussex Consortium, part of the Cape Henlopen School District, which helps students with disabilities.

Additional funding will be presented to the Tunnell Cancer Center in honor of Tom Coveleski, who was a long-standing physical education instructor, runner and coach. He started the Junior Lifeguards program and was a strong advocate for physical activity.

“Please come and take part in this memorable day of running and walking,” said Vivian Bush, principal at Sussex Consortium. “So many individuals will benefit from your support on April 23. Please attend and bring your friends and family.”

Pre-registration for the Tommy Ten Miler costs $35 and the 5K costs $25 until April 21; after that the cost is $40 and $30, respectively. Online registration is available at www.races2run.com. Packet pickup is on Friday, April 22, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Irish Eyes in Lewes. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. on the day of the events. Sussex Consortium students do not pay a registration fee.

The course is USATF-certified with chip timing. The Tommy Ten Miler extends down the new Junction-Breakwater Trail connection. Entrants will receive a gender-specific or youth-sized soft-cotton T-shirt. Awards go to overall male and female and master’s winners, top three male and female finishers in 10-year-age categories, from ages 13 or younger to 70 or older, in both running events. Walkers are only permitted in the 5K, and awards will go to the top three male and female finishers.

The post-race party sponsored by Irish Eyes includes beer and Bloody Marys for racers 21 or older.

For more information about sponsorship or about the events go to SCDaffodilDash@gmail.com or www.races2run.com.