Chocolate 5K Draws Nearly 600, Raises $28,000

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The forth annual Delaware Tech Terry Campus Chocolate 5K Run/Walk, held February 13, 2016, was supported by nearly 600 participants and raised $28,000 for the school’s international education study abroad scholarship program and on-campus Global Understanding Series.Frigid temperatures didn’t dampen the mood at the family-friendly event, which started with a Kiddie K fun run, followed by the 5K run and walk.

The post-race party included homemade hot chocolate to help take off the chill, freshly made chocolate ganache accompanied by fruits and house-made treats for dipping, as well as an array of home-baked chocolate treats. The decadent spread was prepared by students in theDelaware Tech Terry Campus’ culinary arts program.

Awards were presented to the overall male and female champions, overall masters winners, fastest couple, and the top three finishers in 5-year age groups.Event sponsors included Delaware State News, Delaware National Guard, iHeart Radio, Bayhealth, the Brainard Family, and William G. Bush, 1V, Attorney at Law. Next year’s Chocolate 5K Run/Walk, which once again promises to be a sweet event the whole family can enjoy, is scheduled for Saturday, February 11, 2017.

Proceeds from the event will support Terry Campus’ international education study abroad scholarship program and on-campus Global Understanding Series. Study abroad at Delaware Tech is a faculty-led experience in which students enroll in a spring semester, for-credit course that meets on campus and then travels abroad together as a group for an 8-10 day experience. All courses are tied to either a program of study or general education credits. Study abroad scholarships are financial scholarships given to deserving students to help defray the costs associated with a study abroad experience. Global Understanding Series presentations and performances are on-campus events that provide personal perspective on a global issue, region, culture or people. These events are open to faculty, staff, students and the community. A schedule for the Global Understanding Series can be found online at https://www.dtcc.edu/academics/international-education/global-understanding-series.

Complete race results from both the 5K run and walk can be found at http://www.trisportsevents.com/pdfs/Results_16_Chocolate_Run_5K-3.pdf.

 

5K group awards: Award winners from the February 13, 2016, Delaware Tech Terry Campus Chocolate 5K Run/Walk proudly show off their plaques.
5K group awards: Award winners from the February 13, 2016, Delaware Tech Terry Campus Chocolate 5K Run/Walk proudly show off their plaques.