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Fusion Running Club is made of a group of people who enjoy the sport of running, want to meet new people, and understand the importance of giving back to the community.
This is who we are. This is what we are all about.
Your membership also has benefits. Check them out below.
We look forward to having you as part of FRC.
Fusion Racing - President
If you have any questions about this club, click the button below.Questions?
1. Performance Shirt when you register.
2. Discounts on local races.
*races listed at the bottom of the registration page
3. Active members get a 20% (in store) discount to the Christiana New Balance and Brandywine New Balance store.
4. Active member get 20% off their dry cleaning at Parkway Cleaner's in People's Plaza.
5. Access to our private Facebook group where you can ask the experts about running advice, find locals to run with, or share your PR's.
Where do I start? I have met some incredible runners that I now call my friends. We cheer each other on and give each other encouragement! We hug, even after a 10 mile run in 90 degree temps! And even if I didn't get a discount on Fusion runs I would still join! Love all our new friends! - Deb Buenaga
Enter the all comers welcome zone. Everyone here is an elite runner in their own personal way. No judgement, no weight, age, or pace minimum requirements. - Deb Uff
Fusion Running Club is just fun!!! Great people, great support and great runs. Lots of smiling friendly runners ready to welcome you. - Kathy Belardo
I joined the Fusion Running Club to learn from the experienced runners in the group but it has turned out even better. The camaraderie and running spirit among the FRC members has been contagious!"
Here is the truth: Before joining the FRC, I ran only five 5Ks and the Main St. Mile. EVER. Since joining, I have run ~12 5Ks, 5 mile and 10 mile. Not to mention several training runs longer than 5Ks. I am signed up for another 9 races and contemplating a HALF. Transformative! - Mike Janis
I signed up for FRC because I've only ever run 5K races and I'm not even in shape to run that without walking. But I've found a family of people who care about me and support me no matter what my time or how good or bad I do. They cheer on the simple fact that I signed up and completed a 5 mile race in July!! Love everyone ?? - Alexa Pierce-Matlack
I am part of FRC, and I don't even live in the same time zone. I used to belong to my local running club in Oklahoma City, which is, in itself, absurd since I don't actually enjoy running with people. I joined the club in OKC because they have a program that allows disabled children to ride in a modified wheelchair, and my son Stephen was invited to be a part of that program. After that experience two things happened. First, Stephen wanted to run with me every chance he could, and then the running club wanted a report for their newsletter. Over the coming months, it became clear to me that the club wanted to use this activity to promote their "good deed" and use my son and others as mascots. Outside of asking Stephen to ride, I literally had no contact with anyone in the club. I met (only online) Deb Markley Buenaga after I read about her experience and race in July of 2015. After that, I met Nic DeCaire. As I read more and more, and then saw the start of Fusion Inclusion, I realized that these people didn't view others as mascots, but as simply another participant. They live their lives in a way that helps people every day, and don't look to be celebrated for doing what should come naturally to people. That means the world to me. I see FRC as an extension of this concept––that running is open to all, and I mean all, abilities. I don't know when I'll get out to Delaware, but I hope to some day soon and run with everyone. If I do, I promise I'll enjoy a big group run or race. - Erik Heine
Back in 2014, because of complications of Spina Bifida, I had my third surgery due to ulcers on my foot. I was told I was going to have to start using a wheelchair for distances to hopefully prevent recurring ulcers. Following surgery, I began rehab. While there, I was trying to come to terms with the whole wheelchair thing since I had never had to use one before. It was there that I discovered wheelchair races. I asked the therapists there if it would be possible for me to do a 5K when I got out of there. They said they didn’t see why I couldn’t. So, I began to train. We marked it out, and if I did 22-23 laps of all the nursing stations, that equaled a 5K. After I was discharged 3 months later, I took part in my first 5K. I did the 5K an hour and a half in one of those regular clunky Medicare wheelchairs. I was exhausted, but I was hooked on racing!
Then, in late March of 2015, my sister offered to set up a Gofundme account to try to raise money for me to get a handcycle. Within a month we had raised $2,500.00. My first 5K for Fusion was back in May of 2015. It was the Merry in May 5K for Preston’s March for Energy. If I thought I was hooked before, racing with the handcycle clinched it. I ended up doing two 5Ks a month from April of 2015 until November of 2015.
Since then, I have participated in numerous races with Fusion Inclusion. For me, the greatest part of doing races for Fusion Inclusion is that EVERYONE is included no matter their ability or disability. I have done other races, even a couple half marathons, but with Fusion Inclusion, I know that I don’t even have to ask if they allow handcycles in their races. I have always felt welcome and encouraged by everyone at Fusion Inclusion, and now I look forward to being a part of the racing club as well! - James Beardsley