3rd DQ Dash for Fireworks 5k & 1m Fun Walk

Sun April 25, 2021 Lewes, DE 19958 US Directions
Events

5k Run

9:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT

1 Mile Fun Walk

9:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://www.seashorestriders.com.

Place
107 E Savannah Rd
Lewes, DE US 19958
Description

History:

During the Summer of 2017 a public-private collaboration of business owners, Lewes citizens, and representatives of the City of Lewes decided to form an organization to bring official fireworks back to the city of Lewes. We believe that safe and legal fireworks along our beach is the perfect ending to the Lewes' Old Fashioned Fourth of July festivities, which include games on Second Street, a boat parade on the canal, and the Lewes Doo Dah Parade. Fireworks on the beach are a perfect way to end this family-friendly day. Go Fourth! was formed to bring this to fruition. 
Go Fourth!
 
Go Fourth! is jointly managed by the Go Fourth! committee of volunteers, the Lewes Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Lewes. The Go Fourth! Fund donations are tax-deductible. 
Fundraising
 
Local builder Russ Palmer is again serving as the first Go Fourth! honorary chair, helping to raise funds needed for the event.  We raised $4300 in 2018 and have a goal to surpass $5000 for this year.  Please visit the Sponsorship page for more information or to make a donation.

 

WELCOME TO THE DQ DASH 5K RACE INFORMATION

We invite you to participate in the annual DQ Dash 5k.  This event will benefit the Go 4th Lewes Fireworks Fundraiser.  Join the Striders at DQ on Sunday, April 25th at 9 am for a fun safe 5k.  Run or walk in this event for a great cause!.  

 

NAME:  3rd DQ Dash 5k Run & 1 mile Fun Walk

 

RACE TIME:  9 am start

 

RACE LOCATION:  107 E. Savannah Road; Lewes, DE. 19958

 

TO BENEFIT:  Lewes Go 4th Fireworks Fundraiser

 

SPONSOR/HOST:  Dairy Queen of Lewes

 

PRODUCED BY:  Seashore Strider Event Production Inc.

 

RACE REGISTRATION INFO:  

5k Run... ---> $22 each PRE entry fee through Sunday April 18th
5k Run... ---> $25 each POST Race Week entry fee through Saturday, April 24th at 6 p.m. 
1m walk... ---> $20 each PRE entry fee through Sunday April 18th
1m walk... ---> $23 each POST Race Week entry fee through Saturday, April 24th at 6 p.m. 

5k Run-If using Universal or Entry Form...Mail entry form/payment by Tuesday of race-week
DQ Dash 5k; P.O. Box 99; Nassau, DE 19969
Make Checks Payable to: “Seashore Striders”
THIS EVENT WILL BE CAPPED AT 250 PARTICIPANTS DUE TO COVID GUIDELINES - REGISTER EARLY!
 

PACKET PICKUP:. There will NOT be a traditional packet pickup on race-day as we will utilize our "Seashore Strider drive-by" packet pick-up the day before on Saturday, April 24th from 3-5 pm at the Lewes Dairy Queen on Savannah Road in Lewes, DE.  Please remain in your car and roll down your passenger side window and our volunteers will communicate with you from the passenger side of the car. 

 

RACE COURSE:  Beautiful course on the Cape Henlopen Trail Extension.

 

WATER STOP INFO:. There will be one water stop on the course and it will be located just past the halfway turnaround marker as well as the start and finish area.  The water stops are a self-serve, no contact procedure due to Covid Guidelines and volunteers well place 8 oz. plastic bottles of water on the tables 1' apart and the participants will help themselves to their own water.

 

RACE TIMING:  Seashore Strider Event Production 

 

RACE AMENITIES:  Short Sleeve T-Shirts & custom awards

 

RACE NOTE...T-SHIRTS WILL BE ORDERED AT 12 NOON ON TUESDAY, APRIL 20th FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS REGISTERED AT THIS POINT....ANY REGISTRATION RECEIVED AFTER THIS DATE (ONLINE, SPONSORSHIP OR MAILED IN), YOUR T-SHIRT WILL BE ORDERED WITH BATCH #2 ON MONDAY, APRIL 26th FOLLOWING THE RACE.  THOSE BATCH #2 T-SHIRTS WILL BE IN BY THE END OF THE WEEK AND LOCALS WILL BE DELIVERED AND OUT OF COUNTY PARTICIPANTS CAN SET UP A PICK-UP OR WE CAN MAIL FOR $10 POSTAGE.
 

NEW COVID19 RACE-DAY EVENT SCHEDULE:
Sunday, April 25, 2021
      No Race-Day Registration...sorry this is a "hands-off" event...no laptops, no $$ exchange, no registration
      8:00 a.m. - begin to arrive at Lewes Beach ... warm-up on your own...remember to social distance & wear a mask before and after the race.

      8:40 a.m. - begin to position yourself in the starting area near DQ.    I will have signs posted that indicate your pace from 6:00 - 12:00 per mile.   

      9:00 a.m. - Race Start ...we will conduct a rolling start with no more than 30 at a time with the start going off in the following manner:

1st...Sub 6 minute pace participants & 70+ participants
2nd...6 minute pace participants
3rd...7 minute pace participants
4th...8 minute pace participants
5th...9 minute pace participants
6th...10 minute pace participants
7th...11 minute pace participants
8th...12 minute pace participants
9th...13+ minute pace participants & 1 mile walkers

                                                                                                                                                                          
* NEW DPH GUIDELINE:   MASKS ARE TO BE WORN UP TO THE START OF THE RACE AND FOLLOWING THE RACE.  PLEASE DO NOT THROW YOUR MASK ON THE GROUND.   WHEN YOU CROSS THE FINISH LINE, PLEASE REMEMBER TO SOCIAL DISTANCE AND WEAR YOUR MASK.   Thank you for following these Seashore Strider "social distance & mask wearing" guidelines so we can continue to gain approval for safe live events.                                                                                              ** DURING THE RACE YOU ARE ALLOWED TO LOWER YOUR MASK AS LONG AS YOU ARE SOCIALLY DISTANCING FROM ANY OTHER RUNNER.  WHEN YOU PASS, GET PASSED, OR COME UPON ANOTHER PERSON YOU MUST RAISE YOUR MASK TO ABIDE BY OUR SAFETY GUIDELINES.

 

SELF CHECK FOR SYMPTOMS
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Runners with any of these symptoms may have COVID-19 and SHOULD NOT attend this event:

Fever or chills
Cough
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Fatigue
Muscle or body aches
Headache
New loss of taste or smell
Sore throat
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Diarrhea
      

AWARDS:

Due to Covid19 there will not be a live awards ceremony

Awards can be picked up following the posting of the results normally 10 minutes following the final finisher.  Awards will be individually bagged and placed on the "award table" where you come up and pick-up your award.  Awards can also be picked up at Dairy Queen following the race.  Seashore Striders will mail "Out of Town" awards by receiving a check for $10 to cover postage.

 

PARKING:  Plenty of parking at Lewes Beach

 

AWARDS:  Custom awards will be presented to the Overall, Master, and the top three finishers in the following 10 age groups for each event:

5k...9 & U, 10-13, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
 

ENTRY INFO:  Make checks payable to “Seashore Striders” if using the paper race application online at www.seashorestriders.com

 

RACE DIRECTORS:  Tim Bamforth, Seashore Striders/Seashore Strider Event Production, Inc. 

 

 

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