DE-Feet Breast Cancer 5K, May 17

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 Photo from the 2014 Event: Photos by CM Baker Photography.

Photo from the 2014 Event: Photos by CM Baker Photography.

Staff Report

The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) will host the Sixth Annual DE-feet Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, May 17, at the Tanger Outlet Center in Rehoboth Beach. This year’s race is presented by Schagrin Gas, produced by Races2Run, and sponsored in part by Tanger Outlets. The Run/Walk is 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 Sixth Annual DE-feet Breast Cancer Run/Walk will be held, rain or shine, at the Tanger Outlet Center’s Seaside location at 36470 Seaside Outlet Drive, Rehoboth, DE, and will follow a 5K course that will loop through part of the Breakwater Trail. Registration is $25 per person noon on before May and $30 for day-of registration. Online registration is open at www.defeetbreastcancerwalk.org. Participants will partake in the chip timed 5K Run/Walk at 8:30 a.m. or a 1-Mile Fun Walk at 8:05 a.m.

“We are really proud that DE-feet brings together nearly 1,200 people each year,” said Vicky Cooke, DBCC Executive Director. “We attracted participants from over fifteen states last year; families, children, and adults of all ages. It is comforting to see people coming together to support or remember someone in their life who has been touched by breast cancer.”

Registration will open at 7 a.m. and pre-race activities begin at 7:55 a.m. featuring live music and a special “Circle of Hope” survivor celebration. Tech t-shirts are guaranteed for pre-registered participants and Tanger outlet coupons are available. After the race, there will be a party under the tent with a food court, wine and beer garden, and awards for top finishers in various age categories. Team and individual spirit awards will also be presented. Racers and participants are encouraged to wear PINK.

“Team building and fundraising is encouraged as part of the 5K,” stated Vicky Cooke. “Last year, we raised over $60,000 and over one third of that revenue came from team fundraising. Many of the teams came up with creative costumes, imaginative names, and really had fun with it. People can donate to a team even if they cannot come out to the race.” Teams can fundraise by holding a car wash, collecting change, or holding a bake sale.

Proceeds from the Sixth Annual DE-feet Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk will benefit DBCC’s programs which 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. DBCC supports NBCC’s mission to end breast cancer by “Deadline 2020”.

For more information about the DE-feet Breast Cancer Run/Walk, individuals are encouraged to visit www.defeetbreastcancerwalk.org. Online registration, as well as printable registration forms, can be found on the site.