Our 9th Annual Romp in the Woods

Go Dawgs!!!
Saturday, April 29, 2006 (rain or shine!)
Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10K & 5K
Carpenter Rec. Area, Rt. 896
White Clay Creek State Park
Newark, Delaware
A trail-race festival for runners and walkers of all ages and abilities benefiting local homeless shelters.  Run one race, or two!  Run the Trail Dawgs Marathon, or run the Triple Crown--3 races, the Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K, all in one morning!  

Here are RACE RESULTS for individual races; and Triple Crown scoring.
Check out the photos of marathoners and half-marathoners in the creek taken by Carl Camp. I'll try to get more pix posted soon.
If you want a certificate for finishing the marathon, please e-mail me.
Next year will be our 10th anniversary event...mark it on your calendar: Saturday, April 28, 2007--hope to see you there!

Registration Form: PDF or MS-Word | Race Details | Marathon Info | Previous Years
Map to Start | Airphoto Map (old) | Course Schematics | Park Info | Beneficiaries

All races start and finish at the pavilion at the W.S. Carpenter Rec. Area of White Clay Creek State Park.
These courses haven't been certified by anybody, but we re-measured 'em on 4/9/06 and they're at least the distance we advertise.
There is race-day registration for all races, but we will run out of shirts early.
This event happens rain or shine; last year it was a mudbath--be prepared for anything!

Directions: Take I-95 to Delaware Exit 1 (896N); stay on Rt. 896 north through downtown Newark.
About 2 miles north of town, past Wedgewood Road, the W.S. Carpenter Rec. Area entrance is the next right off Rt. 896.
The park has toilets, phone, covered pavilion, picnic tables, kids' playground, plenty of parking....
All races start and finish by the pavilion.  Bring lawn chairs to relax and enjoy the day!

Premiums and emoluments:  Finisher medals for all marathon survivors.  Commemorative runnin' dawg coffee mug for Triple-Crown finishers and first 100 half-marathon finishers.  Lots of free post-race refreshments plus a Survivors' BBQ for all participants and volunteers starting at noon.   (Suggestion: bring lawn chairs--they're more comfortable than the picnic benches!)

Medals: M&F overall and master (40+) winners plus 1st places in 10-year age-groups for each of five events (marathon, half, 10K, 5K and Triple Crown); 1st place open, women, master and corporate Triple Crown teams; 1st place 5K walkers ... 90+ medal categories in all.

Note: Your registration does not include a T-shirt (you probably have enough already), but runners who pre-register can order cool runnin' dawg t-shirts for $10 each.   Shirt orders should be submitted with your registration; we will only have a few extra shirts to sell on race day.

These courses are not USATF certified distances, but we guarantee at least the mileage promised.

Results, photos, etc. from previous years:

Share the Road article and training program for new runners

This event is a Mission Project of Head of Christiana Presbyterian Church
Proceeds benefit four local faith-based homeless shelter programs:
Meeting Ground, Friendship House, Elkton Men's Shelter and Newark Area Welfare Committee.
Sponsors include -- John W. Slack Insurance   Brautigam Associates, Inc.

Head of Christiana Presbyterian Church, 1100 Church Rd., Newark, DE 19711     Phone: 302-731-4169
For more info contact the church (weekday mornings are best), or race director John Mackenzie ( johnmack@udel.edu)