Slaughter Beach Delaware

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This years “Running from the Greenheads” 5K is scheduled for Sunday Sept.19

Date Posted: Friday, March 8th, 2019

Annual Slaughter Beach 5K Run/Walk & Family Fun Day


Slaughter Beach, Thursday, August 23, 2021:   The town of Slaughter Beach, a quiet community referred to as the ‘Jewel of the Delaware Bay’, invites you to participate in the third annual “5K Run/Walk from the Greenheads and Family Fun Day” is scheduled for Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 9 a.m.  We invite all runners and walkers to sign up and pre-register online at

Early-bird registration is available now until September 12th. Event day registration begins at 8 a.m. with a Healthy Kids Run to begin at 8:50 a.m. followed by the official start at 9 a.m.  All participants will receive a snack box, goodie bag and T-shirt and the starting point will be at 359 Bay Avenue, Slaughter Beach Memorial Firehouse.

The race, presented by Penn Jersey Building Services and TriSports Event Management, will benefit the town’s volunteer Memorial Fire Department, led by Chief Terry Jester who has been named “firefighter of the year” five times, most recently in 2017. 

Following the event, participants are invited to a complimentary post-race concert by The Reunion Band, a rock and blues band from 11:00 a.m. – 3 p.m., with the ‘fun-raising’ continuing through organized raffles including 50/50, bicycles and gift baskets, cooked food served by the fire company’s Auxiliary and adult beverages from the Mispillion Brewery and Tito’s Handmade Vodka!

Planned activities include a bounce house, tug of war, pretzel eating contest, family scavenger hunt organized by the DuPont Nature Center, and MORE!  “This is a fun-filled day out for the entire community and we go to great lengths to include kids of all ages when we celebrate our volunteers” said Kathleen Lock, Mayor of Slaughter Beach.



Julia Geha

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