Thanks to the runners, volunteers and sponsors of the 2012 Dogfish Dash, we raised $38,500 for the Delaware chapter of The Nature Conservancy on Sunday. That makes for a total of about $150,000 over the past few years. Woo-hoo!
A record 2,000 people were on hand to run the 5K and 10K courses through tiny Milton, Del., and hundreds more were here to cheer them on.
Post-race, we had an ala carte breakfast and keg after keg of 60 Minute IPA, Shelter Pale Ale and Indian Brown Ale to help everyone recover. Live Music, a Recycled Costume Competition and Keg Sprints kept things lively. There was even a marriage proposal at the finish line!
Congratulations to the 5K winner, Greg Cauller, 52, of Wilmington, with a time of 18:08, and the first female, Lynn Knothe, 35, of Wilmington, who crossed the line at 19:58.
The 10K winners were Jeff Powers, 29, of Wilmington, with a time of 33:14, and Karrie Stewart, 26, of Lexington Park, Md., with a time of 40:52.
For more results, visit Lin-Mark Sports.
The Dash wouldn't be the Dash without the support of our sponsors. Big thanks to MDAVIS; LIGHTHOUSE CONSTRUCTION; ALL-SIZE CORRUGATED PRODUCTS; DRAFT Magazine; Country Malt Group; DuPont (Clear into the Future); INCLIND; Citizens Bank; United Distributors; Parkowski, Guerke Swayze; Chesapeake Utilities; CH Robinson Transportation; Acorn Energy; Citi Private Bank; Jefferson, Urian, Doane & Sterner P.A.; Cheskin Chiropractic; Boetler; O-I; NEPA; Singer Equipment; Nickle Electrical; FiltaFry; Hunterdon Distributor; Hop Union; Reed Trucking; Astir; EcoLab; Malteurop; GAMSE; GoWest; Patagonia; Blue Hen Organics; Chessie Photography; Lewes Fishhouse and Schwinn.
Thanks also to Gov. Jack Markell for dropping by and helping us hand out the awards.
Without missing a beat, our crew is already planning for the 2013 Dogfish Dash. Watch for sign-ups in April. Spots go fast, so if you want to run, get on your marks and get set.
Hope to see you next year. Cheers!