Thirsty Thursdays 5K Series

Thu March 28 - Thu May 16 Newark, DE US 19711 Directions
Celebrate Thirsty Thursday's with Fusion & Kate's
Olan Thomas Park (Below Wood Fired Pizza)
89 Paper Mill Road
Newark, DE US 19711

We know it has been a tough week at work.

You probably had a case of the Monday's all week.

Not anymore........

Sign up for Fusion Racing's Thirsty Thursday 5K and start the weekend early.

Each race starts with a 5K and finishes with friends and colleagues at Klondike Kate's for our post race signature drink, food, and live entertainment.

So rally up the troops at work and lace up those sneakers.

We will see you at the starting line.

What is included in my race entry?

All participants will receive the following:

An fun and entertaining 5K experience.

Food and entertainment at Klondike Kate's.

2 Drink tickets.

*cash bar for everything else

Awards and Age Groups

Each race series has a unique award for the winners.

Overall Male/Female

Overall Masters Male/Female

First Place in each age group.

21-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

Do I get a Thirsty Thursday T-Shirt with registration?

Participants who sign up for the 4 race series package will receive a Thirsty Thursdays Series Shirt.

Shirt will not be given out for individual races.

So if you want a t-shirt make sure to register for the 4 race series package.

Bib Pick Up and Day of Events

Bib Pick Up and Registration

5:30 - 6:25PM in Olan Thomas Park

5K Start Time


Post Race Celebration

7:00 - 8:00PM at Klondike Kate's



Where should you park?

We highly recommend parking in the municipal lot behind Klondike Kate's or the lot adjacent to it.

From there you will walk to the starting line in Olan Thomas Park.  

Please allow yourself about 3-5 minutes to walk from the municipal lot.

*reminder these are paid lots

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

Race Contact Info

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


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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