Northbeach 5K Pump & Run and College Day set for this weekend

Beginning in 2003, the Highway One Group each summer has sponsored a series of runs and walks in Dewey Beach. On Saturday, July 26, starting at 8 a.m., Races2Run will present the 100th run. It will also be a historic day for runners and Hall of Famers Jerry Denny, Jerry McNesby and Jules Woodall, who have run every one of the 100 races.

As part of the Ten Sisters of Dewey Beach Summer Running & Walking Series 2014, the 13th Northbeach 5K, Pump & Run and College Day will start and end at Northbeach restaurant, located at 125 McKinley Street (on the bay) in Dewey Beach.

“This run is the annual opportunity to bring your college buds, your friends, family, beach house members and have fun. Warm up with the Pump and Run followed by the 5K Run/Walk. The morning ends with the great post-race party and, ‘just like your college days,’ includes beer for those over 21,” organizers said.

Races2Run, with the sponsorship of the Highway One Group, offers the series of runs each summer. All courses are USATF certified, with chip timing. Entrants receives a gender-specific tech shirt, giveaways and awards to overall male and female, masters male and female, top three in five-year age categories from 9 and younger to 80 and older, and top male and female walkers.

“Wayne and Barb Kursh, race directors, invite Penn State and all college supporters in the area to come to the Northbeach restaurant and see how much fun you will have with your old friends and new friends while visiting Dewey Beach. Plus you never know what celebrity may show up!”

Parking is free in Dewey on race day, until 11 a.m.

Registration is available online for this and other 10 Sisters of Dewey Beach races, at www.races2run.com and at Rehoboth Running Company, and will open at 7 a.m. on day of the race. The cost is $20 in advance and $25 on race day. The race begins at 8 a.m. sharp.

Individuals who complete all Ten Sisters running events this season receive special awards. For additional information about registration, or for team entries, contact Barb@races2run.com.