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The Dustin Deckard Memorial 5k Run & 1 Mile Walk

Sat September 16, 2023 Pennsville, NJ 08070 US Directions



9:00AM EDT

1 Mile Walk

8:45AM EDT


Riverview Beach Park
49 Lakeview Ave
Pennsville, NJ US 08070


Dustin was an accomplished athlete and great student.  He was a champion wrestler while in High School and a captain of the wrestling team.   He was a “Two-Time Wrestler of the Year” for Today’s Sunbeam.  After High School, while attending Wilmington University, Dustin started running.  He competed in many Triathlons and Half Iron Man Events.  Once he completed two years at Wilmington University, where he was on the Dean’s List each semester, he moved to Delray Beach, Florida for a fresh start to find his way in life.  On August 30, 2012 his life was tragically taken from us from a random act of violence.  

Dustin made you smile the moment he came into a room.  He loved to make others laugh and was never afraid to laugh at himself.  In his life he was an inspiration to all who knew and loved him.  No matter what he was going through personally, he always had time to make you feel better about any circumstances you may be facing.

In his memory, The Dustin Deckard Scholarship was established, Tax ID #46-0893602, to continue the work he would of done if he was still with us.  More than 30 scholarships have been awarded to date. 

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All pre-registered participants will receive a T-shirt.

All race day registrants will receive a T-shirt while supplies last.


Top Male & Female Overall.

Top  three Male & Female finishers in the following Age Groups:  14 & under;  15 - 19;  20 - 29;   30 - 39;  40 - 49;  50 - 59;  60 - 69, 70+


Early registration must be postmarked by Sept. 8, 2023.   Please do not register by mail during race week.

Race Day registration starts 7:30am

5k Pre-Registration:   $25.     |     Race Day Registration:    $30.

1 Mile Walk Pre-Registration:    $20.     |     Race Day Registration:     $25.

Rain or Shine . . . . . . Sorry, no refunds.

ONLINE Registration closes 12pm, Friday, Sept. 15, 2023.


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