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Oberod Estate
400 Burnt Mill Road, Delaware
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COURSE: The mansion was built by Harry Lunger and Jane du Pont Lunger in the 1930s. The course is exactly 5 kilometers of off-road grass trails.The course starts with 300 downhill meters, winds through elevated climbs and rolling ranges, over two foot bridges and through a pine tree alley, and concludes with a fast-finish half mile, terminating in the backyard of the mansion. Runners of all levels and walkers are encouraged to experience this beautiful property!

DETAILS: Best footwear for this course is a spiked shoe, but racing flats or running shoes also work. Officiated by Delaware Race Timing, the $25 registration includes timing chip. Trail Map and Award Levels listed in the FAQs - bitly.com/RunFest15.

ABOUT CHILDREN & FAMILIES FIRST: Run Fest is a fund raiser for Children & Families first, a statewide organization in Delaware that exists to help children adversity on their journey to adulthood. We make a difference statewide with a comprehensive suite of programs (more than 20) that use proven methods to help at-risk families raise their children so they can flourish.


Event Start Location
Oberod Estate, Centerville Del.

Course Description
COURSE: The mansion was built by Harry Lunger and Jane du Pont Lunger in the 1930s. The course is exactly 5 kilometers of off-road grass trails. This is one of the more challenging 5K courses on the east coast with 400 foot elevation climbs and rolling ranges. The course starts with 300 downhill meters, winds through elevated climbs and rolling ranges, over two foot bridges and through a pine tree alley, and concludes with a fast-finish half mile, terminating in the backyard of the mansion. Runners of all levels and walkers are encouraged to experience this beautiful property!

Awards
delawaretiming.com

Packet Pickup / Expo
8 am day of event at Oberod

Timing / Results
delawaretiming.com

Post Race Activities
Run Fest on Oct. 11 includes the 5K and Splatter Dash™ -- a short, non-competitive colorful fun run/walk, where runners get doused with colored powder throughout the 1.5 mile course. One Day, Two Runs - All for a Great Cause! Benefitting Children & Families First. Do one or do both - either way YOU'RE helping kids in Delaware.

Weather
A rain or shine run. Visit Facebook event page for updates.

Directions
FROM PA RT 1 WEST: Turn Left (south) on Rt. 52 (4.9 mi), Left to Burnt Mill Road (.5 mi). Entrance is on Right.

FROM I-95 SOUTH: Take exit 8B for Concord Pike; Take exit for Rt 141 South; Exit onto Rt 52 North/Kennett Pike toward Greenville; Left onto Barley Mill Rd; entrance on Left

Parking
Free. Shuttle from lot to trail provided
 
 

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