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.

This free event included a 5K Run/Walk, a 1 mile noncompetitive walk, an off-site option as well as a health fair at The Governor’s Residence at Woodburn.

The Governor’s Cup event promoted the importance of physical activity and provided a time of fellowship and activity for State of Delaware employees and pensioners. This fun-filled event featured refreshments, giveaways and free T-shirts. Awards were given to race winners.

2017 Race Results

View the results.

Off-Site Highlights

Thank you to all of our off-site participants for making the first year of the off-site 5K a HUGE success!
Over 365 Delawareans hit the ground running, walking and stepping to support a healthy and active lifestyle.

We are proud to announce the following agency and school participation winners:

Agency
Large — Department of Health and Social Services
Medium — Department of Finance
Small — Department of Human Resources

School District/Charter School
Sussex — Cape Henlopen
Kent — Caesar Rodney
New Castle — Colonial


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2017 Off-site Event Photos


The Department of Finance walked over 81 miles for a total of 163, 330 steps. Whether in the office or in the airport, these Fun and Fit Finance employees were strutting their stuff all day long.

As part of their commitment to a healthy workplace, the Disability Determination Service implemented a biweekly walk. On the day of the Governor’s Cup, 10 DDS at Creekwood employees walked 68,582 steps! #MidweekMotivator #WalkableWednesday

Delmar held their own competition for the Governor’s Cup to get their entire town out and about!
Congrats to Delmar Literacy Center for their big win!

Beth Jefferson kept us updated on her steps on Facebook through her iPhone’s health apps. She completed a 2.54 mile run and took time out of each hour to get moving to achieve her stand goal for the day.

Jackie Barry walked almost 5 miles for a total of 10,889 steps! 183 minutes later and she officially nailed her off-site 5k.

Delaware Technical & Community College broke out their walking shoes as a team, making them one of the largest off-site teams. #DTCCPride!

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.

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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