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Dogfish Dash raises $38,500 for The Nature Conservancy

 
Mon, 10/01/2012 - 10:32am

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!

dashMariah and Sam Calagione present a check for $38,500 to Richie Jones of the Delaware chapter of The Nature Conservancy.

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!

dash3This crew ran the whole 5K in a life-size six-pack. The might not have won the race, but they took the costume competition by storm. Congrats!

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