Red, White and Brew 5k 2015

 

MILFORD – More then 150 people came from all the region to compete in today’s (June 27, 2015) Red, White and Brew 5k race sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford and a host of sponsors; including the Milford Chronicle and Mispillion River Brewing Company.

 

Leaderboard – Men

Place Name Time
1 Patrick Boettcher 17:03.0
2 William Appolon 18:06.8
3 Matthew Cutrona 18:15.2
4 Greg Cauller 18:51.7
5 David Landon 19:15.8

 

Leaderboard – Women

Place Name Time
1 Lynn Knothe 20:46.1
2 Jodie Wedel 21:53.7
3 Mardiny Ung 22:22.7
4 Jennifer Boutin 22:40.7
5 Sara Bushey 22:50.3

 

Click HERE for full race results

 

The event started as part of Milford’s largest annual outdoor event, the Riverwalk “Freedom” Festival, with the help of Corporate Sponsors Dentsply Caulk, and took place downtown on a Thursday evening.

“The committee found the numbers seemed to be decreasing a bit, as our feedback was that it was hard for people to work all day and then get to the race, so we voted to move the event to a Saturday morning,” said Ms. Schmeiser. “The committee wasn’t sure it would be a good idea to hold the race in the same spot, as downtown is pretty busy Saturday mornings, plus Abbott’s Grill is not open on a Saturday at 8 a.m., so we discussed moving the race to another location. Someone mentioned that more races are partnering with brewery’s, winery’s, etc., so we met with one of the owners of Mispillion River Brewing, Eric Williams, to talk about the possibility of moving the event to the MRBC. Eric thought it would be a great opportunity, so the event changed locations last year.”

Besides the move, event organizers also decided to hire a professional race coordinator, Races2Run.

The route — new this year thanks to sponsors NKS Distributors, said Ms. Schmeiser — starts and ends at the Mispillion River Brewing Company. It goes all around the industrial park and across the street by the Boys & Girls Club and Delaware Veterans Home. Most of the businesses in that area are closed Saturday morning, so it makes it safe for our participants.

Though the name has changed it is still part of the Riverwalk Freedom Festival, some of the funds raised during the event goes to fund the annual September event’s big attraction, the fireworks show.

The event also has some other beneficiaries.

“Two of the first supporters (and have supported the event every year) of the event were from the Milford High School Cross Country Team and the Delaware Prostate Cancer Coalition, so since the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford usually partners with our non-profit members with our events, it made sense to support those who support us. This year Bobby Spath and Lance Skinner, from the Milford School District, are serving on the committee, and David Sauls, from the Delaware Prostate Cancer Coalition is a 5 year committee member,” said Ms. Schmeiser.

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford is always looking for volunteers, so if someone is interested they can contact the chamber at 422.3344 or email milford@milfordchamber.com or jschmeiser@milfordchamber.com.

 

Managing Editor Logan B. Anderson can be reached at landerson@newszap.com. Follow @LoganBAnderson on Twitter.

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