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.
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 Delawaretiming.com
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 https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.944882218862034.1073741839.677833485566910&type=3
2013 top finisher's course times
Male: Andy Weaver – 15:50
Female: Raley Abramczy – 21:24
Denise McFadden Award: Paula Barr – 28:34