Bunny Palooza 5k/10k Run/Walk Presented by QRCF is April 11!


Presented by Mango’s, The Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation (QRCF) is pleased to announce the seventh annual Bunny Palooza on Saturday, April 11, the Saturday morning before Easter Sunday.  Bunny Palooza offers three options in which to participate: a 10K run, 5K run/walk or a combination 10k and 5k run/walk.  The 10k Run is $35; Bunny Palooza 5k Run is $30 and the combination is $40 if one registers online before Wednesday, April 8 at noon.  Onsite registration prices will increase and will only be possible if the race has not sold out.

Race details are as follows: This will be a chip-timed event by NOVA, featuring real-time results posted on large screen monitors.  Bunny Palooza offers recognition for winners – overall, masters, grandmasters and age group medals and special top finishers, and features a post-race party at Mango’s on the Boardwalk Bethany Beach, with beer provided by NKS distributors.  The first 200 10k finishers will receive finisher medals.  All runners who register by March 23 are guaranteed a commemorative race shirt.  Race packets may be picked up at Mango’s on Friday, April 10, 12-3 pm; on-site registration will be available on Saturday, April 11, at 6:45 am if the race has not sold out. Register for Bunny Palooza at Bunnypaloozarun.com. The races begin on Parkwood Avenue and Atlantic Avenue in downtown Bethany Beach and will end on the Bethany Beach Boardwalk.  The 5k at 8 am and 10k begins at 9 am.

All proceeds benefit the QRCF’s scholarship and grant programs.  Proceeds from Bunny Palooza benefit the many individuals, groups, clubs, and organizations that are served by the QRCF.  “Events such as Bunny Palooza, our Hair of the Dog Run, and Caribbean Christmas help us fund two $8,000 scholarships annually to local students and both major and minor grants to area non-profits.  We are grateful for the extraordinary community support that helps us to do good work in the Quiet Resorts,” said Doug Purcell, Race Director.  “We have awarded more than $670,000 in our 18-year history.”

“We are so excited to jump-start the spring race season with this popular race for a great cause – the QRCF’s scholarship and grant programs! We were recently named one of the top races in Delaware by BestofDelaware.com, so check us out to see what all the hype is about!  The course itself is great – fast and flat – with on-course music, and other surprises.  This race is sure to sell out again this year, so I hope everyone registers early.” said Purcell.

“For runners and their families, visitors and residents Bunny Palooza offers something for everyone,” said Purcell.

“The QRCF is also excited to announce that we are currently accepting applications for our annual college scholarship program – an opportunity for an area senior to receive an $8,000 four year scholarship commitment to help a worthy student get ahead in college, and a $1,000 arts scholarship to a local junior or graduating senior,” added Purcell.  For more information, local students can find more information or apply online: www.qrcf.org.  The deadline to apply is April 15, 2020.

Bunny Palooza Is currently seeking volunteers; for more information: 302-537-QRCF (7723) or visit Bunnypaloozarun.com.

The QRCF would like to thank our sponsors to date: Mango’s, Scott and Shuman P.A., Bethany Beaches Books, Keller Williams Realty, Tidepool Games and Toys, ResortQuest, NKS Distributors, and Pepsi Bottling Ventures.

Sponsorships for this event offer unique promotional opportunities for businesses and provide funds for QRCF grants and scholarships.  Sponsorships are fully tax-deductible; a few opportunities are still available.

Locals and guests are encouraged to run or walk for a great cause! Proceeds from Bunny Palooza benefit the many groups, clubs, and organizations that are served by the Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation.  Sponsorship and portions of the registration fees may be tax-deductible.