Dewey Beach 5K Buddy Run Sees Record Turnout
The 4th annual Buddy Run benefiting Best Buddies Delaware and the Boardwalk Buddy Walk, and presented by WSFS Bank, began and ended under beautifully sunny skies on Sunday, August 9th. More than 325 runners and walkers took to the streets of Dewey Beach, cheered on by family and friends, and many with anticipation of the pancake breakfast that awaited them courtesy of the Dewey Beach Lion’s Club.
Words of welcome from Sen. Ernie Lopez and Rep. Harvey Kenton initiated the move toward the start line where Jordan Taylor, Delaware Miss Amazing and a member of Best Buddies, released the pack of energized participants with the squeeze of an air horn. Overall male and female winners were Jamie Glover (17:41.7) from Philadelphia and Sydney Kriner (20:35.0) from Hockessin. Runners represented 14 states and Canada in the largest turnout for this race in its four-year history.
The race raised over $15,000 for Best Buddies Delaware which will allow the non-profit organization that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendship, leadership development and integrated employment for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to further expand into Kent and Sussex Counties.
Thanks to Presenting Sponsor – WSFS Bank, and additional sponsors – Dewey Beach Lions Club, Dewey Beer Co., Village Salon, At Melissa’s B & B, Williams Agency, Brandywine Smyrna, Ryan’s Beach Store, Dos Locos, Woody’s, Browseabout Books, Minuteman Press, Q105, Just Comfort Shoes, Penna Orthodontics, and The Starboard Restaurant.