Slaughter Beach Delaware

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This years “Running from the Greenheads” 5K has been Cancelled

Date Posted: Friday, March 8th, 2019

This years “Running from the Greenheads” 5K has been Cancelled do to concerns over COVID-19.  Next years race has been scheduled for September 19, 2021.  




 Harry Ward (right) Mayor of Slaughter Beach, DE presents the proceeds from the town sponsored “Run from the Greenheads” 5K race and Cinco de Mayo festival to Bill Tobin, Chairman and Treasurer of the Slaughter Beach Memorial Fire Company

Slaughter Beach DE: The 2nd annual “Run from the Greenheads” 5K race and Cinco de Mayo festival was a resounding success. The Town raised over $16,500 for the Memorial Fire Company from sponsors, runners and townspeople.

The first race in 2018 was conceived as a way for the town to show its appreciation to the dozens of fire fighters who heroically fought the multi-house Christmas Day fire in 2017 that destroyed 2 homes and damaged 3 others. The second annual race was held on May 5th and was a family friendly festival that also celebrated Cinco de Mayo. Harry Ward, Mayor of Slaughter Beach, said “This is a fun event and we go to great lengths to include kids of all ages in our day-long celebration”. The town planned numerous kids’ activities throughout the day, including potato sack races, a 3-legged race, pie eating contests, donut eating contests, face painting, a scavenger hunt and a moon bounce. There were 4 new bikes donated by the Fire Company that were raffled off. Raffle tickets were free to one and all. The Reunion Band, a rock and soul band, played at the start of the race and throughout the day.

“We’re looking forward to celebrating again next year and have decided to keep the Cinco de Mayo theme going since this year’s event was so successful” said Ward.

For more information contact Harry Ward: (302) 422-0894 or


This years race results: Results_19_Greenhead_5K(2)

Here is a link for pictures from this years event.


The town will be hosting the third annual Running from the Greenheads 5K run/walk scheduled on Sunday, May 3, 2020.  The theme celebrates our annual summer visitors, the infamous Greenhead flies but this year with a Cinco de Mayo twist.  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.  

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The First Annual Running from the Greenheads 5K Run/Walk raised $13,000 for Memorial Fire Company at Slaughter Beach and Delaware Nature Society.  Thanks to all the sponsors, contributors, runners/walkers to make the first one an overwhelming success. 

Race results: Results_18_Greenhead_5K

Event photos can be found here

and here