Slaughter Beach Delaware

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“Running From The Greenheads” 5K Run/Walk May 6th

Date Posted: Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

The First Annual (Run from the) Greenheads 5K Run/Walk

The town is hosting the first annual 5K run/walk scheduled for Sunday, May 6th.  The theme celebrates our annual summer visitors, the infamous Greenhead flies.  Runners will start at 9:00 at the Pavilion and continue north along Bay Avenue, make the turn at Beach Plum and return to the Pavilion.  There will be prizes, games, and a band at the finish line, as well as goodies provided by a sponsor, Dogfish Head Brewing Company.  Proceeds will go to the Delaware Nature Society and the Slaughter Beach Memorial Fire Company.   Register for the race/walk at

Runner signup sheet

Please be aware that traffic on Bay Avenue will be impacted during the run/walk.  We’re working with DelDOT and it’s likely that at least part of the roadway will be closed to accommodate the participants.  Your patience is appreciated.

We’re also looking for volunteers to assist with parking, prep work, etc.  Please contact any Councilperson to volunteer, or please consider becoming a sponsor.  Sponsorship information:

Greenhead 5K Letter-1

Greenhead 5k Levels

The Slaughter Beach Memorial Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary will sell picnic type food items such as hamburgers, hotdogs, etc.   Fun-filled family activities are planned for that day, and we look forward to seeing you there. 


The “groundbreaking” event has been postponed to a future date.  More information will be posted when it becomes available.

The 5K coincides with the “groundbreaking” for the new marsh boardwalk (entrance across from Marvel Avenue).  Construction of the boardwalk is slated to begin in the fall once the Ospreys have left their nests and construction in the marsh is allowed.   The Delaware Department of Transportation, DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife and DNREC’s Department of Parks and Recreation, and DNREC’s Delaware Bayshore Byway have joined together to fund the construction of the boardwalk and to celebrate the groundbreaking.  The celebration will begin at the Pavilion at 1:00 p.m.  Our Federal and State legislators have been invited, as well as dignitaries from several state agencies.


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