Dr. Kara Odom Walker, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Pager 302-357-7498
Date: October 13, 2017
WHO: Governor John Carney
Dr. Karyl Rattay, Director, Division of Public Health
|WHAT: Governor's Cup Run/Walk 5K race and 1 mile non-competitive walk, with pre-race health fair.|
WHY: The fun-filled annual event promotes the importance of physical activity and wellness among State of Delaware employees, pensioners, and faculty and staff from all public school districts and charter schools. New this year, is an off-site option to allow those who can't make the race at Woodburn to participate from other locations. On race day, off-site participants can accumulate 6,400 steps, roughly the equivalent of a 5K, by walking, jogging, or running.
The Food Bank of Delaware will be onsite at the race collecting nonperishable food donations. Help feed Delawareans in need by bringing nonperishable food items for the Food Bank of Delaware. View a list of urgently needed items here.
WHEN: Tuesday Oct. 17, 2017
10:30 a.m. - Pre-event with Health Fair and Race Number Pickup
11:45 a.m. - Welcoming Remarks
12:00 p.m. - Race Starts
1:00 p.m. - Awards and Refreshments
WHERE: Governor's Residence at Woodburn
151 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901
* As a result of the 5K race, Kings Highway between Reed Street and Division Street will be closed to through traffic from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Division Street between State Street and Park Drive will be temporarily closed from 11:45 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations. DPH, a division of DHSS, urges Delawareans to make healthier choices with the 5-2-1 Almost None campaign: eat 5 or more fruits and vegetables each day, have no more than 2 hours of recreational screen time each day (includes TV, computer, gaming), get 1 or more hours of physical activity each day, and drink almost no sugary beverages.
Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.