I Thought You Said RUM 5K

Thu August 13, 2020 Newark, DE 19711 US Directions
Celebrate National Rum Day with a 5K!
89 Paper Mill Rd
Olan Thomas Park (Below Wood Fired Pizza)
Newark, DE US 19711
Cancelled due to COVID19

Hi Rum Runners,

So by this time we would have thought things would be back to normal in Delaware with COVID19 but unfortunately that is not the case.

For the safety of all participants and volunteers we have decided to cancel the I Thought You Said Rum 5K for 2020.

With all the restrictions we would not be able to have a rum party post race and we would not be able to have the party outside because it is a City Park.

Everyone who is registered will get a full refund for this event.

Thank you for understanding our hard decision and we hope that you are safe and well.

Nic & Team Fusion


Some of us LOVE it, others hate it.

Either way we felt is was important to celebrate National Rum Day with a 5K. (just a couple days before)

For all your friends who hate to run, this is for them.

I Thought You Said RUM 5K is sure not to disappoint.  After you complete the 5K head back to Klondike Kate's on Main Street to celebrate National Rum Day with Sailor Jerry Rum and delicious food.

*Each participant gets two RUM drink tickets and food back at Klondike Kate's.

*All participants will receive a I Thought You Said Rum Hurricane Cup.

Awards and Age Groups

Overall Male/Female

Overall Masters Male/Female

Top 3 in each age group - medals

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

Parking for the Event

We recommend parking in the municipal lot behind Klondike Kate's.  Reminder that these are paid lots.  There is also meter parking but please remember to pay your meter to avoid a parking ticket.

You can view the City of Newark's parking map here.

Registration and Bib Pick Up

Registration opens at 5:30pm 6:15pm at Olan Thomas Park below Wood Fire Pizza.

Race starts at 6:30pm in Olan Thomas Park.

Please allow yourself enough time to walk to the starting line.

After the race please join us back at Klondike Kate's for a RUM celebration.

Join us back at Klondike Kate's after the 5K for some National Rum Day inspired food.

The Aleethia Foundation supports wounded/injured/ill service members in their rehabilitation and healing process
Dear Friends and Supporters of The Aleethia Foundation:

Thank you for visiting the Aleethia Foundation'swebsite. Aleethia is proud to play a role in supporting wounded/injured/ill service members and their families through the early phases of the healing process. We are a small, all volunteer non-profit dedicated to helping the wounded/injured/ill service members recovering at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Aleethia provides support which started with the “Friday Night Dinners.” The Friday dinners were originally started in October 2003 when the injured began arriving at the military medical centers. These dinners continue to be an integral part of the healing process. Aleethia brings the wounded/injured/ill service members to a safe and accepting environment and shows them that life is still good, that they do not need to stay in their hospital rooms agonizing over what they have lost or how their lives have changed. The “Friday Night Dinners” are about recovery, fellowship and community, as much as they are about food. Most of the dinners are paid for by contributions from individuals. Some corporations and organizations will sponsor the entire or partial costs of a “Friday Night Dinner.” A dinner can incur costs from $ 4,000 to $ 10,000 per week based upon number of attendees and venue.

I Thought You Said Rum Hurricane Cup

Each participant will receive a hurricane cup.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.fusionracetiming.com.

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