Give it up for Gulu 5k Run/Walk

The Give it up for Gulu 5k Run/Walk is held in the beginning of fall at the beautiful Rockford Park. The 100-year-old Rockford Tower is the centerpiece of this park. The historic stone water tower is located among rolling hills and vistas, offering beautiful views of the city. Rockford Park boasts large open spaces surrounded by beautiful wooded areas, making it the perfect spot for picnics, jogging, flying kites, playing ball, tennis, and hiking.

T-shirts are included with your registration along with a raffle to the 2015 Firefly Concert in Dover, Delaware. Post-race refreshments will include fresh apples from a local orchard, lemongrass tea from Uganda and more.

Great prizes from local businesses will be awarded to the top three finishers in each 10 yr age category. *Special Denise McFadden prize for the top female finisher in 50 yr category.

Our first 5k was filled with the spirit of the crowd who not only came out for a great run on a challenging course, but with the motivation of helping the struggling people of our world! This spirit was felt 7,000 miles away in the village of Anaka in Gulu, Uganda. Come and be a part of this great event and see the progress we have made in one year's time. 


Event Details

August 14, 2014 - Kick off guest bar tender night at BBC Tavern and Grill in Greenville, DE  Guest Bartender Night  and Ten Thousand Villages Community Shopping Event Community Shopping Event 

Rockford Park Loop Credited Course - Course Map

Starting and finishing at the Tower, no parking on grass.

Raffle available - 2015 Two Firefly Festival Passes

Hand rolled paper beaded jewelry made in Uganda available

Timing by

We will be collecting preschool aged learning material for the  "Making Their Dream Come True Barrel"  to be sent to Uganda at the end of the year.

Great Prizes for top three finishers in each 10yr. category include:

$Cash$, Currie Hail and Nails, Walter's Steak House, FireStone Restaurant, Power Beads by Jen, Rockford Tower Print, Berri Yummi, The Grand Opera House, Dick's Sporting Goods, Yonana Dessert Maker, The Melting Pot, Alex and Ani bracelet and more.  See FB page for all sponsors

Good Luck!



September 21, 2014 

11:00am (9:30am Race Day Registration)

Rockford, Park

Wilmington, DE

Register Online

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Race Details

Race Details

2013 top finisher's course times

Male: Andy Weaver – 15:50

Female: Raley Abramczy – 21:24

Denise McFadden Award: Paula Barr – 28:34