BLUE HEN HOMECOMING 5K

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Come race the University of Delaware's fast and flat course, which starts and finishes in front of the Delaware Stadium, Whitney Athletic Center, and the Bob Carpenter Center. This out and back route through the Nelson Athletic Complex and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources will take you on a tour of the stadiums, fields and farms on UD’s South Campus. It’s a great way to be active and share your UD Homecoming spirit. Runners and walkers of all abilities are encouraged to participate and stay for post-race refreshments and award ceremony.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Start time: 5:30 p.m.

625 South College Ave
Delaware Stadium
Newark, DE US 19713

Guidance for visitors attending events hosted by the University of Delaware
Effective: Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 

For all external visitors ages 12 and older attending events hosted by the University of Delaware, the University requires that event attendees and participants provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative PCR coronavirus test taken within 72 hours of the event. “Full vaccination” means that all guests must have received their final COVID-19 vaccine dose at least 14 days in advance of the UD event they are attending. Authentic proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test will be accepted as long as the test was taken within the specified time frame through a medical or accredited company; please note that “at home tests” will not be accepted. Guests can present a paper copy of their vaccination card or negative test results, OR show an electronic copy of their vaccination card or negative test results on their smart phones. Adults will also need to show valid identification matching the vaccination card/test results.

In addition, all event attendees and participants — including UD students, faculty and staff — will need to complete the UD Daily Health Check and show the green check display reflecting health clearance for venue/community access. 

As a reminder, face masks are required at all times while indoors except when consuming food or beverage in designated locations. Prolonged periods of mask removal are not permitted. While children under the age of 12 do not need to provide proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test for entry, children ages 2-12 will be required to wear a face mask while attending any UD event. All individuals, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, should wear a mask outdoors OR maintain physical distancing of at least 3 feet from others. 

The University will continue to re-evaluate its event attendance policy in consultation with public health guidance. Updates to University of Delaware's mask and distancing policy can be found at https://www.udel.edu/home/coronavirus/

Participants will receive

  • Race T-Shirt
  • Post-Race Refreshments including water and snacks
  • Free Cup of UDairy Ice Cream with Bib
  • Discounted UD Homecoming Football Game Tickets (Discount code in confirmation message)

Bib Pick Up will be from 4:30-5:25pm on October 20, 2021. 5K will start at 5:30 PM sharp. Pick up location in between the Bob Carpenter Center and Whitney Athletic Center.

Award Ceremony begins at 6:30pm. Location TBD.

Age Groups are the following: 

  • Overall Male/Female
  • Overall Masters Male/Female
  • Top 3 Male/Female 
  • 9 and under, 10-13, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ 

*Overall and Masters - based off GUN TIME 
*Age Groups - based off CHIP TIME

Participants and non-participants have the option to make a gift to one or both of the funds below and make an immediate impact on the University of Delaware community.

Blue Hen Strong Fund 
The Blue Hen Strong Fund directly and immediately addresses the urgent needs of our UD students to ensure their success at UD and beyond – providing success grants to cover tuition, access to technology and advancements to online learning tools, career readiness support and more.
 
Athletics Blue and Gold Fund 
The Athletics Blue & Gold Fund provides immediate support for athletic programs, student-athlete training, nutrition, equipment and travel.

What is a virtual 5K? 
A virtual 5K is a race you can run or walk anytime and anywhere you like.   
 
How do I post my results for the 5K? 
From now until Tuesday, October 23 11:59 p.m. you can submit your official time.

·         Click the results page HERE.

·         Click the Submit Virtual Results button on the right side.

·         Provide your information.

·         Submit your time.

o    *Remember this is on the honor system. 

Will my results count for age group awards? 
Your virtual results do not count towards age group awards.  However you can print off a finishers certificate online. 
 
Will my SWAG be mailed to me?

·         If you would like your SWAG shipped to you there will be a $4.95 shipping and handling charge that you can pay at the time of check out.  SWAG will be mailed after the completion of the event on October 20th.

or 

·         You can pick up your SWAG at no charge at location to be determined. If you choose to pick up your virtual SWAG, once the location is determined, you will be emailed with dates and times for pick up. 

Additional race information can be found at http://www.fusionracetiming.com.