On Sunday, July 22, 2012 the 14th Annual Delaware Youth Center River Run was held. This 5K race takes you down River Road along a beautiful, flat course beside the majestic and scenic Delaware River. The race has grown substantially over the past several years with almost 300 racers competing this year. Walkers kicked off the race at 8:20am with the runners getting started soon after at about 8:40am.
We want to thank all of our sponsors, volunteers, and racers for making this race a huge success!! All proceeds from the race benefit the Delaware Youth Center, a not-for-profit organization run by volunteer directors, and serving almost 300 families each year. The majority of our funding comes from grants, donations, and fundraisers as income to operate the facility, which has an operating budget of over $100,000 annually. We established a pool fund in 2012 to replace the pool which was originally built in 1947, and this year’s race proceeds will go toward this important project.
Enjoy the rest of the year, and we hope to see you at next year’s race!
The River Run Committee