Wednesday, April 21, 2010

House that Love Built

On Saturday we are staging the 21st Ronald McDonald House of DE 5k. This event is so special for my wife Barbie and I. This is how we met 20 years ago and where we got married 19 years ago. FBarb was on the very first board of the House and we have been involved with the House ever since. We donate all of our services year in and year out and this year my chip timing team will be there to chip time the race and they too will be donating their time to the House that Love Built. The only expense for this race are the tee shirts, permit, and police. Everything else is donated. Last year our goal was to raise $20,000 for the 20th anniversary of the house. We raised over $20,000! Folks are asking us why we moved the race from the ground of Nemours? Simple. We just out grew the facility. At this time we have close to 400 runners and walkers registered to run on the Riverfront. The Big Fish Grill is our host and we are thrilled to have them support this event. For those not familiar with the grounds of Nemours the route is a two loop course on a narrow road. I would lead the race in my van but when coming up on the second loop it was impossible for me to get by safely due to all the walkers who participate. With the riverfront route we now have plenty of parking and a nice flat route that is usatf certified and spectator friendly. Merchandise prizes to division winners and Michelob Ultra waiting for you at the finish line. Can't beat that!