Run for the Buds

Sun November 10, 2019 Newark, DE US 19711 Directions
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Run for the Buds 5K

$30 $25 10:00AM EST Price increases after November 9, 2019 at 11:59pm EST

Run for the Buds 1K

$10 10:00AM EST Registration ends November 10, 2019 at 10:00am EST
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

108 W Main Street
Newark, DE US 19711

The Down Syndrome Association of Delaware presents the 11th Annual Run for the Buds 5K.  

**New location this year**  The race will be held in downtown Newark, DE.  (formerly Rockford Park in Wilmington)

This event supports and celebrates individuals with special needs.  Proceeds from this event will go to the Down Syndrome Association of Delaware, which is a statewide non-profit supportive resource, advocating for the acceptance and understanding which allows individuals with Down syndrome to achieve the same level of access and opportunity as their peers.   



Deer Park Tavern

108 W Main Street, Newark, DE 19711

Registration opens at 8:30AM 

Registration closes at 9:45AM  (allow time to walk to the start/finish)


Overall Male/Female 

Overall Masters Male/Female

Top 3 in each age group - Awards

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


Following the race, join us for the award ceremony and post race party at Deer Park on Main Street.

Brunch, Drinks, and Music.  

*Each 21+ participant will get two drink tickets


Start/Finish: 20 Orchard Ave.  A short walk from the Deer Park Tavern (registration location)





Included with your registration:

Microfiber, wicking, low profile running cap with mesh vent panels.  Terry cloth sweatband and fabric adjustable strap closure.  Pre-curved visor.  Machine washable.  

*no shirts this year
Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


There are lots of options to park in Newark, including a parking garage across the street from the Deer Park Tavern.


1.      How am I supposed to wear my race bib?

Wearing your race bib correctly is imperative to getting an accurate read on race day.  Participants not wearing the bib correctly stand the chance of missing a read and not getting and official time.  Click the link below on how to wear your race bib properly.

2. What are the time limits for the races? Is the race walker friendly?

Walkers are welcome in all the races.  The 5K course is open for 1 hour.  

3. Will I receive a refund if I cannot attend?

Fusion Racing does NOT process refunds for events..  

4. Are baby joggers or strollers allowed during the race?

If you choose to run with a baby jogger, you must seed yourself in the last corral–behind all other runners. It is your responsibility to make sure your baby jogger does not impede other runners, and you must take extra precaution to ensure your safety, your child’s safety, and the safety of the runners around you. We reserve the right to pull any participant from the race who is endangering other runners or themselves.

While you do not have to register the person in the stroller, please ask for a rider bib at packet pick up.  There is not cost for a rider bib.

5. Why do I need a Rider Bib and what do I get with my Rider Bib?

For your continued safety, it’s important that race officials are aware of each person on the race course.  In a medical situation, your emergency contact information will be obtained from your rider bib.  Rider bibs give you access to the race course only.  Riders do not receive any race swag, including but not limited to; race shirt, medal, finisher item, finisher food, etc.  A rider is permitted to register, at the current registration rate, as a race participant instead of as a Rider if he/she wishes to enjoy all of the race benefits.

6. Are pets permitted on the course?

For the safety of the participants and spectators, pets are not permitted in any of the Fusion Racing races.

7. Are headphones (iPods, mp3 players, etc) allowed during the race?

Headphones are allowed for any runner who is not competing for a cash prize (if a cash prize is associated with the race).

However, we do strongly encourage that participants abstain from using headphones during the race.

8. Can I wear someone else's bib who cannot make the race?

It is imperative that the registration data associated with your race number does in fact belong to you, the participant.

While wearing someone else’s bib may seem harmless to the parties perpetrating the unauthorized bib transfer, it does convey serious consequences to the organizers and participant field alike.

From race results to finishers’ awards being impacted as well as medical staff being able to correctly identify participants in need of treatment, it is imperative that the registration data associated with your race number does in fact belong to you, the participant.

Thus, if race organizers become aware that a runner has participated in one of our events with a bib that is not registered to that runner, both the runner and the person to whom the bib is registered will be prohibited from participating in subsequent Fusion Racing events for a minimum of two years.


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