Annual Run for the Buds

Sunday, Mar 21, 2021 at 10:00am

Canal Little League Fields
2548 Glasgow Ave
Newark, DE 19702


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We hope you can join us on World Down Syndrome Day (3/21).

The Down Syndrome Association of Delaware presents the 13th Annual Run for the Buds.  

This event celebrates ALL people with special needs with proceeds going to the Down Syndrome Association of Delaware. The DSA of Delaware is a statewide non-profit supportive resource, advocating for the acceptance of individuals with Down syndrome to achieve the same level of access and opportunity as their peers.   

3.21 Miler:

Why the 3.21 distance?  
Down syndrome is also known as Trisomy 21.  The triplication of the 21st chromosome causes Down syndrome.  Hence the reason we will run/walk 3.21 miles.  


Included with your registration:
- Post Race Snack and Drink
- Cooling Performance Technical Shirt (Unisex, Female cut and Youth sizes)
- A pair of ‘Rock Your Socks’


Overall Male/Female
Overall Masters Male/Female
Top 3 in each age group Male/Female - medals
9 and under, 10-13, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

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What is a virtual 5K?
A virtual 5K is a race you can run or walk anytime and anywhere you like.

How do I post my results for the 5K?
From now until Sunday March 21st you can submit your official time.
Click the results page HERE.
Click the Submit Virtual Results button on the right side.
Provide your information.
Submit your time.
*Remember this is on the honor system.
Will my results count for age group awards?
Your virtual results do not count towards age group awards.  However you can print off a finishers certificate online.
Will my SWAG be mailed to me?

If you would like your SWAG shipped to you there will be a $4.95 shipping and handling charge that you can pay at the time of check out.  SWAG will be mailed after the completion of the event on March 21st.
or You can pick up your SWAG at no charge at Frank's Wine.  SWAG pick up dates TBD.


Mask requirements from the state of Delaware

In order to host a live event, we are required to follow the requirements by the State of Delaware.
By signing up for this race you understand that you may be required to wear a mask pre, post and event during the race.
Protocols are changing all the time and we keep you posted when we are notified.  
We check in on a weekly basis with the State to see what the current protocols are with 5K events.
Once we have a final say from the State on the protocol for the 5K we send out an email and also update this page.

Click Here to Register.

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