Blue Hen 5K: Sunday, June 5

Go for the gold, set a new personal best or just enjoy a leisurely tour of campus with fellow Blue Hens during the 8th annual Alumni Weekend Blue Hen 5K Walk/Run. A special prize will be given to the participant(s) who shows the most UD spirit, so put on your blue & gold and go! The 5K also features the competition for the President's Cup, which is awarded to the UD college that has the most participants as a percentage of alumni.

PLEASE NOTE: The 5K will be held rain or shine. In the case of inclement weather, the race will be postponed up until 11:00 a.m. at which time it will be cancelled if the weather has not cleared.

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Future Blue Hens (age 11 and under) are invited to race in the Kids Fun Run before cheering on their parents and friends in the Blue Hen 5K. The Fun Run course is located on the Laird Campus (North Campus) turf and is free for all kids.

Free parking is available in the Laird Campus parking lots.

Registration will be on the patio of the Laird Campus turf.


  • Pre-registration price - $20
  • Day-of registration - $25 (cash or check only accepted on site)
  • Kids Fun Run - FREE

8:00–9:00 a.m. – 5K registration opens
9:00 a.m. – Fun Run for kids ages 11 and under
9:30 a.m. – Blue Hen 5K
10:00 a.m. – Awards Ceremony begins
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. – Finish line celebration