On Sunday, August 20, 2017 Races2Run and a group of dedicated volunteers are sponsoring the Inaugural Cpl/1 Stephen J. Ballard Memorial 5K beginning at 8:15 AM at Arenas Deli at the Delaware Coastal Airport (Georgetown Airport) 21553 Rudder Lane Georgetown, DE 19947. There is also a free Kiddie K for children 9 and younger.
On April 26, 2017 Delaware State Police Corporal Stephen Ballard was tragically killed in the line of duty in Bear, DE while serving the citizens of our state. Corporal Ballard, age 32, an eight-year veteran, leaves behind his wife, Louise, and 5 year old daughter, Abigale.
Proceeds from the event will go to the Cpl/1 Stephen J. Ballard Memorial Fund. The fund has been established at the Delaware State Police Federal Credit Union in the name of Corporal Ballard and all proceeds will be given to his family. Checks can be made out to the DSTA- Stephen Ballard Memorial Fund, PO Box 168, Cheswold DE 19936. This is the only official, memorial fund dedicated in the name of Corporal Stephen Ballard. For more information please contact the Delaware State Troopers Association at 302-736-9958.
Pre-registration for the events on Sunday August 20th is available at www.races2run.com and entry is $25 until August 17th. Afterwards the entry fee is $30. The Kiddie K is at no cost. Non-participating guests may purchase post-race party tickets for $5. Awards go to the male and female overall and master’s winners, top three winners in the 10-year age groups from 9 years and below to 75 and over. Top three male and female walkers are also awarded. Amenities include special, commemorative glasses and a great breakfast from Arena’s. Beer is available for those over age 21.
The Corporal Ballard Cup will be awarded to the Largest Police Team and the Arena’s Cup will go to the Fastest Police Team.
On race day registration opens at 7:15 AM at Arenas at the Delaware Coastal Airport. The Kiddie K begins at 8:00 AM and the Race begins at 8:15 AM sharp. The flat course starts and ends at the Airport. Come run at a new and exciting location in honor of a Delaware hero.
Sponsors for this inaugural, memorial event include Arena’s Deli, NKS Distributors, Georgetown Police Department and Delaware Coastal Airport. For more information about the event go to www.races2run.com.