2017 Governor’s Cup
5K

Run/Walk

Tuesday, October 17

The Governor’s Residence at Woodburn
151 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901

Exclusively for State of Delaware employees, pensioners, and faculty and staff from all public school districts and charter schools.

Join us for the 2017 Governor’s Cup 5K Run/Walk

Now offering off-site participation! Learn more

This free event includes a 5K Run/Walk or a 1-Mile Noncompetitive Fun Walk as well as a health fair at the Governor’s Residence at Woodburn. The on-site event is limited to 500 participants (first come, first served) and will take place rain or shine. However, in the case of severe weather, a cancellation notice will be posted to this website, and all registrants will receive e-mail notification.

You may participate as an individual or a team member. If you choose to participate on-site, you can pick either the 5K Run, the 5K Walk (5K is 3.1 miles), or the 1-Mile Noncompetitive Fun Walk. If you choose to participate off-site, you can walk, jog, or run 6,400 steps throughout the workday.

The Governor’s Cup event promotes the importance of physical activity and provides a time of fellowship and activity for State of Delaware employees, pensioners, and faculty and staff from all public school districts and charter schools.

The on-site event will feature:

  • Opportunity to participate at a competitive or leisurely pace, individually or with a team
  • A free commemorative T-shirt for each participant
  • Health fair and vendor expo with great giveaways
  • Opportunities to compete for awards
  • Team-building and more

Register today, and be part of the tradition and celebration!

If you need a reasonable accommodation please contact govcup5k@healthydelaware.org

Can’t make it? You can still participate off-site!

This year, you can get in on the Governor’s Cup action from anywhere. First, register here, and select the off-site 5K option. On the day of the event, be sure to walk, jog, or run 6,400 steps — roughly the equivalent of a 5K — during the workday. Track your steps using a health and wellness mobile app, an electronic tracking device such as Fitbit or Garmin, or a traditional pedometer.

We encourage you to share your success (i.e., the number of steps achieved or a photo in action) on your own social media channels by using #GovCup17. There’s no limit to the number of off-site participants. Register at any time to get in on the fun!

Attending in person? Help us give back.

The Food Bank of Delaware will be on-site collecting donated nonperishable food from participants. Each week, 17,000 Delawareans turn to emergency food assistance. And 44 percent of households served include children under the age of 18. Please help us feed the hungry. View list of urgently needed items.

Food Bank of Delaware

On-site health fair vendors will include:

  • Aetna
  • DHSS/DPH Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Section
  • DNREC Parks and Recreation
  • Food Bank of Delaware
  • Harris School of Business
  • Highmark Delaware
  • Statewide Benefits Office
  • YMCA of Delaware

On-Site Event Timeline and Details

Event Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Pre-Event with Health Fair and Race Number Pickup
Welcoming Remarks
5K Run Start
5K Walk Start
1-Mile Noncompetitive Fun Walk Start
Awards and Refreshments
Free Shuttles

Free Shuttles

Shuttle service will be provided at select Dover locations, as event-day parking around Woodburn is limited. A shuttle schedule will be provided to interested registrants via email as the event date gets closer.

Race Awards

Race Awards

  • 5K Run: Top three fastest male and female runners in 10-year age groups
  • 5K Walk: Top 3 fastest male and female walkers
  • Overall male and female winners
  • A Governor’s Cup will be awarded to a small, medium and large agency with the most event participants.
Teams

Team Awards

A team must consist of at least five members, with at least one member being a female.

  • Largest team (combined on-site events)
  • 5K Run: Fastest team (based on the cumulative time of the first five finishers from each team, including at least one female finisher)
  • 5K Walk: Fastest team (based on the cumulative time of the first five finishers from each team, including at least one female finisher)
Off-Site Awards

Off-Site Awards

  • A Governor’s Cup will be awarded to a small, medium and large agency with the most event participants.
  • A Governor’s Cup will be awarded to the school district or charter school in each county with the largest number of participants.

Start Some Buzz

Share this website, download the flyer, and spread the word among State of Delaware employees, pensioners, and faculty and staff from all public school districts and charter schools.

FAQs

  • Who is eligible to register and participate in this event?

    Event registration and participation is open to State of Delaware employees, pensioners, and faculty and staff from all public school districts and charter schools. The event is NOT open to spouses and dependents.

  • Employee use of time

    Because of the combined benefit to both employees and the state, we encourage participation wherever operationally feasible. At the discretion of supervisors, employees may come in early, stay late, or work a shortened lunch hour in order to account for time. Annual leave and accrued compensatory time can be utilized if flexible scheduling is not possible.

  • Do participants in the 1-Mile Noncompetitive Fun Walk wear race numbers?

    No, only participants in the 5K Run and 5K Walk will receive and be required to wear a race number during the event. Race numbers will be distributed the day of the event from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. 5K Run/Walk participants will receive information via email as the event gets closer.

  • Whom should I contact if I have questions about the event or the registration process?

    Please contact the Delaware Division of Public Health at 302-744-1020 or email govcup5k@healthydelaware.org.

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Thanks to our partners

Delaware Division of Public Health, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Statewide Benefits Office
DelaWELL