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The Delaware Charity Challenge is a unique fundraising and athletic competition designed to give organizations, families, and individuals a fun way to raise money and awareness for their favorite causes. Teams that enter may designate any charity they want as a beneficiary of funds they raise as a team. Part of the proceeds from the race registrations and the race sponsorships will go into a prize pool that will be distributed among the charities that raise the most money and to the charities of the teams that win the individual race events on the day of the Delaware Charity Challenge.  

Delaware Charity Challenge Winter Indoor Triathlon Raises More Than $14,000 for Different Nonprofits

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Delaware Charity Challenge Winter Indoor Triathlon Raises More Than $14,000 for Different Nonprofits

Charles Vincent

Full Results and Coverage of the Winter Indoor Triathlon 

As some of you may have seen from a few of the videos and pictures posted on our Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter pages over the weekend, the 2nd Annual Delaware Charity Challenge Winter Games was held this past weekend. The weather generally cooperated and 138 athletes competed in this year's indoor triathlon competition. Overall, it was a great success and a lot of fun, and most importantly, the teams were able to raise lots of money for their favorite causes. The highlights from the weekend are provided below.

Our next event, the 5K and Adventure Challenge Relay is on Saturday, May 6 at Lums Pond State Park. Teams have already started to form and will be soon raising money. Details for that challenge (and the First State Duathlon, on July 15, 2017 at Bellevue State Park) are below.

Congratulations again to all of our winning teams and participants and we will be posting lots more pictures soon! Thanks again.

Congrats to our top 3 fundraising teams in this winter's Race to Raise fundraising competition! Since our first 5K in May 2015, teams have collectively raised more than $89,000 for different nonprofits through the four Delaware Charity Challenge competitions we have held.

Congrats to our top 3 fundraising teams in this winter's Race to Raise fundraising competition! Since our first 5K in May 2015, teams have collectively raised more than $89,000 for different nonprofits through the four Delaware Charity Challenge competitions we have held.

University of Delaware Men's Crew Raises Nearly $5,000 to win the Winter 2017 Race to Raise fundraising competition!

The winning team in the 2017 Winter Race to Raise was the University of Delaware Men's Crew Team, which as of the fundraising competition's conclusion at 11:59 p.m. on January 6, raised $4,825 on behalf of its University team at University of Delaware. Finishing second was the Clark's Sharks team, which raised $1,525 on behalf of the Mike Clark Legacy Foundation at Delaware Community Foundation. Team Mosaic in Delaware raised the third highest amount of $1,415. Team Linda Tickle finished a close fourth, raising $1,390 for the atTAcK Addiction Foundation. For finishing in the top three in the Winter Race to Raise, the University of Delaware Men's Crew team won an additional $300 for its club team, Clark's Sharks won an additional $200 for Mike Clark Legacy Foundation, and Team Mosaic in Delaware won an additional $100 for Mosaic.

In addition to the $600 in cash prizes awarded by Innovincent as part of the Race to Raise fundraising competition, the University of Delaware Men's Crew team also won an advertising prize from Delaware Today, a Media Sponsor for the event, for being top overall fundraising team, in addition to a prize from Hyatt Place Dewey Beach for raising the most money over the month of December. For raising the most money of all teams over the month of November, Team Linda Tickle won a pair of travel certificates from UNIGLOBE Red Carpet Travel.

The Down Syndrome Association of Delaware team had many athletes compete in the 8 a.m. timeslot on Saturday.

The Down Syndrome Association of Delaware team had many athletes compete in the 8 a.m. timeslot on Saturday.

Clark's Sharks for Mike Clark Legacy Foundation edged out Team AMPED Up for Faithful Friends in the scooter race.

Clark's Sharks for Mike Clark Legacy Foundation edged out Team AMPED Up for Faithful Friends in the scooter race.

The University of Delaware Men's Crew team won the Winter 2017 Race to Raise fundraising competition, the Run, Row, Bike Men's Team Division, and had a teammate win the Run, Row, Bike Individual Men's division. They also had competitors finish second in the Run, Row, Bike Women's Team division.

The University of Delaware Men's Crew team won the Winter 2017 Race to Raise fundraising competition, the Run, Row, Bike Men's Team Division, and had a teammate win the Run, Row, Bike Individual Men's division. They also had competitors finish second in the Run, Row, Bike Women's Team division.

The Clark's Sharks for Mike Clark Legacy Foundation team raised the second most money of all teams this winter and took home three first place finishes in the Medley Co-Ed M, M, F division, the Run, Row, Bike Individual Women's division, and the scooter race. Their Run, Row, Bike Co-Ed F, F, M Team finished second in that division.

The Clark's Sharks for Mike Clark Legacy Foundation team raised the second most money of all teams this winter and took home three first place finishes in the Medley Co-Ed M, M, F division, the Run, Row, Bike Individual Women's division, and the scooter race. Their Run, Row, Bike Co-Ed F, F, M Team finished second in that division.

Results from the Winter Indoor Triathlon

Nearly 150 athletes signed up to compete in this year's Delaware Charity Challenge winter games. The two category triathlon races were the Medley Triathlon and the Run, Row, Bike Triathlon. Both triathlons consisted of a 45 minute race (15 minutes each on a treadmill, spin bike, and rowing machine). For the Medley Triathlon, teams had members compete in one of the three events. For the Run, Row, Bike Triathlon, team members competed in all three. During the event, teams also had a chance to race each other in a short, fun scooter race.

  • University of Delaware Men's Crew won a total of $500 in prize money for its crew program by winning the Run, Row, Bike Men's Team Division and the Run, Row, Bike Individual Men's Division, and for winning the Race to Raise fundraising competition.
  • Team Clark's Sharks won a total of $500 for Mike Clark Legacy Foundation for having squads win the (1) Medley Co-Ed M, M, F division, (2) Run, Row, Bike Individual Women's Division, and (3) the Scooter Race, and for finishing 2nd in the Race to Raise fundraising competition.
  • Team Mosaic in Delaware won a total of $200 for winning the Run, Row, Bike Co-Ed M, M, F division and for finishing 3rd in the Race to Raise fundraising competition. 
  • Team Delaware Community Reinvestment Action Council (DCRAC) won the Medley Women's Division and $100 for DCRAC. 
  • Team Conscious Crusaders won $100 for Conscious Connections for winning the Medley Co-Ed F, F, M division.
  • Team AMPED Up won $100 for Faithful Friends Animal Society for winning the Run, Row, Bike Women's Team division.
  • Team Thunderstrike won $100 for Food Bank of Delaware for winning the Run, Row, Bike Co-Ed F, F, M division.

Congrats to these and to all of our competitors in this year's indoor triathlon!

The full list of results for all competitors is linked on our website here. Top teams and times are posted below.

Results by Race Division

Medley Women's Team Division
1. DCRAC (8.37 miles) - $100 prize to DCRAC
2. The Mill (7.66 miles)

Medley Co-Ed M, M, F Team Division
1. Clark's Sharks for Mike Clark Legacy Foundation (9.86 miles) - $100 prize to Mike Clark Legacy Foundation
2. South Jersey OCR (8.34 miles)

Medley Co-Ed F, F, M Team Division
1. Conscious Crusaders for Conscious Connections (8.02 miles) - $100 prize to Conscious Connections Inc
2. Given' It a Tri (7.90 miles)

Run, Row, Bike Men's Team Division
1. University of Delaware Men's Crew (Squad 2) (35.73 miles) - $100 prize to the UD Men's Crew Program
2. University of Delaware Men's Crew (Squad 10) (34.56 miles)
3. University of Delaware Men's Crew (Squad 3) (32.54 miles)

Run, Row, Bike Women's Team Division
1. AMPED Up for Faithful Friends Animal Society (28.16 miles) - $100 prize to Faithful Friends
2. University of Delaware Men's Crew (Squad 6) (25.44 miles)
3. Miracles for Molly Dunne (23.53 miles)

Run, Row, Bike Co-Ed M, M, F Team Division
1. Mosaic in Delaware (26.76 miles) - $100 prize to Mosaic
2. Photography by Foschi (22.97 miles)

Run, Row, Bike Co-Ed F, F, M Team Division
1. Team Thunderstrike for Food Bank of Delaware (26.79 miles) - $100 prize to Food Bank of Delaware
2. Clark's Sharks for Mike Clark Legacy Foundation (25.26 miles)
3. Mosaic in Delaware (25.11 miles)

Run, Row, Bike Men's Individual Division
1. C. Ehring (University of Delaware Men's Crew) (11.27 miles) - $100 prize to UD Men's Crew
2. W. Beardell (University of Delaware Men's Crew) (11.11 miles)
3. T. Dough (University of Delaware Men's Crew) (10.86 miles)

Run, Row, Bike Women's Individual Division
1. Loretta Consiglio-Ward (Clark's Sharks) (9.77 miles) - $100 prize to Mike Clark Legacy Foundation
2. Rose Carr (Individual) (9.28 miles)
3. Wei-Ling Moloy (Individual) (8.76 miles)

Scooter Race
1. Clark's Sharks - $100 prize to Mike Clark Legacy Foundation
2. AMPED Up

Men Overall Top Times (Combined)
1. C. Hurley (UD Men's Crew) 12.40 miles
2. A. Deluca (UD Men's Crew) 11.78 miles
3. K. McCaig (UD Men's Crew 11.77 miles

Men's Overall Top Times (Treadmill)
1. D. Henninger (CardioKinetics) 2.76 miles
2. A. Donlan (UD Men's Crew) 2.64 miles
3. M. Couwenhoven (UD Men's Crew) 2.51 miles

Men's Overall Top Times (Erg)
1. E. Frezza (UD Men's Crew) 4275 meters (2.66 miles)
2. N. Pereria (UD Men's Crew) 4197 meters (2.61 miles)
3. D. Henniger (CardioKinetics) 4193 meters (2.61 miles)

Men's Overall Top Times (Spin Bike)
1. C. Hurley (UD Men's Crew) 12.2 km (7.58 miles)
2. A. Deluca (UD Men's Crew) 11.9 km (7.39 miles)
3. Z. Meszoely (UD Men's crew) 11.8 km (7.33 miles)

Women's Overall Top Times (Combined)
1. L. Consiglio-Ward (Clark's Sharks) 9.77 miles
2. B. Townsend (AMPED Up) 9.68 miles
3. M. Ackerson (UD Men's Crew) 9.44 miles

Women's Overall Top Times (Treadmill)
1. B. Townsend (AMPED Up) 2.3 miles
2. A. Inden (Team Linda Tickle) 2.06 miles
3. L. Consiglio-Ward (Clark's Sharks) 2.0 miles

Women's Overall Top Times (Erg)
1. R. Carr (Individual) 3801 meters (2.36 miles)
2. T. Hessey (Thunderstrike) 3576 meters (2.22 miles)
3. A. Inden 3565 meters (2.22 miles)

Thank you WDEL for covering the Delaware Charity Challenge Winter Indoor Triathlon this weekend. Check out their interview and story here. (Photo from WDEL website).

Thank you WDEL for covering the Delaware Charity Challenge Winter Indoor Triathlon this weekend. Check out their interview and story here. (Photo from WDEL website).

Our 5K and Adventure Challenge Relay returns for its third year on Saturday, May 6, 2017. We will be returning to Lums Pond in Bear, Delaware where the Adventure Challenge Relay will once again include a short canoe race and other fun challenges. The 5K run/walk will have team-based scoring for those competitive runners and is open for running or walking for all teams.

Registration is open. Read more about the 5K or the Adventure Challenge Relay or go to runsignup.com/challengede to create your team.

Thank you again to our sponsors!

Download a copy of the press release for this year's indoor triathlon here.