5K Race to support The Lewes Historical Society

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You are invited to a 5K Race to support The Lewes Historical Society: “The Most Beautiful Race Course in Delaware”


Lewes, Delaware- August 19, 2016- The Lewes Historical Society is proud to present the 13th Cannonball 5K Run & Trenny Elliott Memorial Walk to take place on Sunday, September 11.  Online pre-registration is now available via Seashore Striders website, http://www.seashorestriders.com.  “Day of” registration begins at 7:30am on the race day.  Beginning at 8:30am at The Lewes Historical Society Campus (110 Shipcarpenter Street, Lewes, Delaware), the race benefits the Society’s preservation and educational programming.


The 5K Run, 5K Walk and 1 Mile Fun Walk begins and ends at The Lewes Historical Society’s Campus.  The race is designed to be a tour of historic Lewes – the course includes breath-taking scenery along Pilottown Road, and views of the Great Marsh, Shipcarpenter Square, Second Street, and the Lewes & Rehoboth Canal. A description of the historic sites along the race route is will be included in race registration papers.


Enjoy the beautiful race course, 5-year age groups, tech t-shirts and chip timing.  An award ceremony and post-race party will be held at The Lewes Historical Society Campus, with refreshments by Nectar Cafe & Juice Bar.  Unique, hand-crafted wooden cannonballs are presented to 1st place winners in each category, as well as medals for 2nd & 3rd place winners; special hand-carved trophies are awarded for Overall and Masters Champions.


The Lewes Historical Society is very grateful to those who have shown their support (as of August 19) as the 2016 Cannonball Race Sponsors – Champion Sponsor: Beebe Healthcare, along with sponsors County Bank, Delmarva Bath, Edie Bees, George, Miles + Buhr LLC, Jack Lingo Realtor, Lewes Printing, PNC Bank, and The Stepping Stone LLC.  Special thanks to Trophy Sponsor: Bert Long Bayside Carvings; Post Race Party Sponsor: Nectar Cafe and Juice Bar; and Water Sponsor: Fiji Water.


To register for the Cannonball Race or to become a sponsor, visit www.seashorestriders.com, www.HistoricLewes.org, or call 302-645-7670.