Saturday, June 17th
8:30am (5K); 10am-2pm (Duck Races)
Help support healthy waterways in our community!
Held in partnership with Concord Township, this new event will be a fundraiser to help raise money to restore and preserve the watershed in the park. Funds raised will go toward the purchase and installation of water quality monitoring equipment along the stream that runs through Newlin Grist Mill.
The day will kick off at 8:30am with a 5K race on the trails, followed by duck races in the creek from 10am to 2pm. Hand-forged medals will be awarded to the top three finishers, and top finishers in each age group will receive gift cards for local businesses. Prizes for Duck Race will be cash prizes of up to $100 per heat, with the top finishers of each heat being entering into the championship heat with a first place prize of $1000.
In addition, there will be a balloon artist, music, and themed games for kids throughout the day. Local organizations, including Stroud Water Research Center, the DEP, Delaware County Conservation District, Bike Delco, Master Watershed Stewards, the EPA, Ridley Creek State Park, Team Toyota of Glen Mills, and Wild Birds Unlimited (Glen Mills), will have displays and activities.
Food and beverage vendors will also be onsite – visitors can purchase from Mr. Softee, Deer Creek Malthouse, Fast Eddie’s Jag Stop, Penn’s Woods Winery, The Cow & the Curd, and Clean Juice.
5K: $35 per runner entry fee
Duck Race: $20 per duck or $50 for 3 ducks (includes entry into 3 heats per duck)