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Sat October 12, 2019 Dover, DE 19904 US Directions


Central Middle School
Pennsylvania Ave
Dover, DE US 19904


Participant Check-In and On-Site Registration -  Day-of Registration $30

Join us on
Saturday, October 12th for the 4th Annual Governor's Race for Excellence 5k. This year’s event will include a 1-mile obstacle course followed by an afternoon of games, music, vendors, and more!
Funds raised will support JDG program participants 10 middle schools and 23 high schools throughout Delaware. Together, we can give students the tools to achieve academic, career, personal, and social success!


11:30am     Participant Check-In and On-Site Registration -  Day-of Registration $30

12:00pm    Race Kick-Off Event

12:10pm    1-Mile Kid Run (Ages 12 & Under)   

12:30pm    5k Run/Walk

1:15pm      Awards Ceremony

1:30pm      Games & Vendor Booths 

2:55pm      Closing Remarks  


About Jobs for Delaware Graduates: 

Jobs for Delaware Graduates, Inc. (JDG), is a private non-profit organization that prepares students in grades 7-12 to achieve academic, career, personal, and social success! Our program implements a comprehensive curriculum, based on 37 employability areas, that helps students to connect the dots between school and the working world. JDG presents an array of leadership, community service, and experiential learning opportunities that foster growth for each student. 


Since 1978, our program has served more than 65,000 students and maintained an average 93% post-secondary education placement rate. Now, celebrating more than 40 years of school-to-work transitional services, our goal is to strengthen our impact and the opportunities we provide! To learn more about Jobs for Delaware Graduates, Inc., visit! 


Age Groups and Awards for 5k Participants

Overall Male/Female

Overall Masters Male/Female

Top 3 in each age group

13 and under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Create a TEAM - WIN $$$ for a local charity.

JDG believes in paying it forward! Double down on your support by joining the #Runlikeagraduate Team Challenge. To enter:

  1. Create a Team: Get your friends, family, and co-workers to join. The more the better! 

  2. Run the Race:  Walk, jog, or run your way to the finish line. 

  3. Win $250 for Charity: JDG will make a donation to the charity of your choice!


The LARGEST team will win money that will be donated to a local charity in their name!!


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1-Mile Kid Run w/ Obstacle Course (Ages 12 & Under)

JDG works with youth who face substantial barriers to improve their academic and employment success. Through hard work and consistency, JDG helps students to overcome barriers and navigate some of life's toughest obstacles. 

Note: Obstacles are based on competencies from the JDG High School Curriculum.  Sneak-peak below...


Virtual Runner

Can't make it on Race Day? No problem! Now you can sign up as a "Virtual Runner!" 


What is Virtual Running and How does it work? 

"Virtual running works exactly the same as any other type of running but the difference is that the entered race can be run at any location, at any pace, inside on a treadmill or outside in your own neighborhood! All you have to do is enter a race and provide evidence that you have done it. That's it!"


To get started: 

1. Click the "Virtual Runner" tab and complete your registration.

2. Choose a starting line - it can be on a track, a treadmill, or a neighborhood street.

3. Run the distance (5 kilometers or 3.10685 miles) by midnight, Saturday, October 12, 2019.

4. Submit your results - Screenshot your app or monitoring device and send it to receive your finishers certificate in the mail! 


Virtual Running is another way to give back, regardless of where you are! 


Race Contact Info

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Race Website

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