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Free 5K run/walk at Trap Pond State Park June 17th

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Come out on Saturday, June 17 for a free 5K Run/Walk sponsored by the Delaware Division of Public Health. This fitness-focused event is wheelchair and stroller accessible, and open to those with all abilities to walk, roll, or run. Every participant enters the state park for free!

Trap Pond State Park, Laurel, DE 19956

Once you turn off Route 24 onto Trap Pond Road South, go past the pond (on your left). Make a second left after crossing the bridge, then left again after the fee booth. Proceed into the parking lot by the Nature Center on the far right.

Event postponed

Thank you for your interest in the Run the Pond 5K at Trap Pond State Park! We were all looking forward to a great event, but due to poor impending weather, we have made the decision to postpone the event. From a safety standpoint, the risk of running with potentially high winds is too great to chance and this is best to ensure everyone has a safe, fun, and enjoyable experience. The rain date for the event will be June 17, 2017 at the same time. Please check this page for updates and to register for our new date.

Event Timeline

  1. Registration
  2. 5K Starts
  3. Post-Race Awards and Snacks

Parking will be available in the two lots on either side of the Baldcypress Nature Center as you enter from the Trap Pond Road entrance.

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