Seventh Annual Surfin’ Snowman 5-Miler Presented by MIKEN Builders and Focus Multisports


Race Directors Rick Hundley and Ernie Felici, of Focus Multisports, well known for the Bethany Beach First Responders Sports Weekend, Coastal Delaware Running Festival, Boo-B-Que 5k, Justin’s Beach House 5k, July 4th Holiday Firecracker Run, Alzheimer’s Run, Dewey Beach Buddy Run, Thanksgiving Turkey Trot, and other entrepreneurial ventures, recently made contributions with MIKEN Builders to Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company (BBVFC), Contractor’s for a Cause and Justin’s Beach House after a successful 7th Annual Surfin’ Snowman 5-Miler.

Presented by MIKEN Builders, the Surfin’ Snowman took place at twilight on a mild evening in late December in Bethany Beach.  500 runners and walkers participated, with more than 200 additional fans and volunteers to cheer them on. Participants wearing complimentary glow necklaces crossed the finish line and celebrated with hot chocolate, apple, and peach pies donated by Giant Millville and the rocking sounds of DJ Rupe. With the proceeds from the race, MIKEN Builders and Focus Multisports were able to donate $2,000 to Justin’s Beach House, $2,000 to Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company, and $2,000 to Contractors for a Cause.

“We were proud of this event in particular because of the family-friendly aspect for both residents and visitors alike. We thought: Let’s do a run as the sunset, and outfit each participant with glowing swag would be a great idea.  By the attendance and the positive feedback, I think we accomplished that.” said Race Director Rick Hundley.”

“At Focus Multisports, Rick and I, along with our team of volunteers and enthusiastic participants, and through the generosity of our sponsors, make our community better through philanthropy and have fun while doing it.  Our alliances strengthen local organizations and provide businesses with a platform to give back – and we were thrilled to honor the work of these 3 organizations this year,” said Race Director Ernie Felici.

Michael Cummings, Founder and CEO of MIKEN Builders, Inc. and presenting sponsor of Surfin’ Snowman, said “For us at MIKEN Builders and BetterLiving Delmarva, sponsoring this wonderful event, knowing the proceeds would be donated to support local non-profits is an honor.  As committed to excellence and quality as we are in our business, collaborating with local businesses and non-profits for the betterment of our area and people makes perfect sense and aligns with our company values.”

Sponsors for this event included: presenting sponsor MIKEN Builders, Inc., and BetterLiving Sunrooms and Awnings of Delmarva, The Coastal Point, Giant Food Millville, Bethany Beach Ocean Suites Hotel, Team Timmons, Baja Beach House Grill, DJ Rupe, Creative Resource Group, 99 Sea Level Restaurant, and Raw Bar, D3 Corp. and many more.

Register Now for the Virtual July 4th Weekend Bethany Beach Firecracker 5k Run/Walk benefiting the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company’s purchase of a Biomist Sanitizing System to combat COVID-19 at

Also look for announcements regarding the Alzheimer’s Run/Walk, Dewey Beach Buddy Run, Bethany Beach Sports Weekend (Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k) on September 19-20. Turkey Trot Family Run Walk on Thanksgiving Day November 26, and the next Surfin’ Snowman on January 2, 2021. Thank You!