Sussex Technical High School is hosting the second annual Race for Coach Nic 5K on Saturday, March 28, with proceeds to support the Lou Nicoletti Scholarship for a track-and-field athlete, as well as benefiting the cross-country and track-and-field teams.

Nicoletti retired in 2018 after more than four decades of service, including as a social studies and history teacher and a track and cross-country coach. He was a past district Teacher of the Year and won many coach-of-the-year honors as well.

Runners will compete on Sussex Tech’s 3.11-mile cross-country course, which was designed by Nicoletti.

“Last year’s race was a great start to thank Coach Nicoletti for his dedication and service and pay it forward by supporting Sussex Tech student-athletes,” said head track-and-field coach Dontez Collins, who competed under Nicoletti when he was a student at Sussex Tech. “We want to strengthen this tradition and ensure that his legacy continues.”

Sponsors are being sought for the race, with gold ($300), silver ($200) and bronze ($100) levels available.

The race will take place at 10 a.m. March 28, rain or shine. Registration will be from 8:50 to 9:50 a.m. Pre-registration costs $22 online at, and same-day registration costs $25.

T-shirts will be guaranteed to pre-registered runners. Awards will be presented to the male/female overall and master champions, as well as the top three finishers in eight age groups, ranging from 13-and-up to 70-and-over.

Applications are available at Entries and payment can be mailed to Lou Nicoletti 5K, P.O. Box 99, Nassau, DE 19969. Checks should be payable to Seashore Striders.