Supporting this event makes a difference!
Depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions can seriously impact an individual's everyday life and well-being. Mental illness affects families and relationships, overall productivity at home and at work, and impacts our country's increasing healthcare costs. And, mental illness, most seriously, is a common factor in relation to suicide.

The businesses, donors, and participants who support this event help the Mental Health Association in Delaware in the fight to "E-Race" the stigma surrounding mental illness and to increase awareness about these important issues. Sponsorship helps MHA put their mission to work to ensure that Delawareans receive the mental health education, care, support and treatment they need.

The Mental Health Association in Delaware is a nonprofit statewide organization whose mission is to promote improved mental well-being for all individuals and families in Delaware through education, support, and advocacy. Funds raised through E-Racing the Blues© support MHA's programs and services. - Statewide Support Groups - Information and Referral Services - Education and Prevention Activities for Professionals and the Public - Delaware Suicide Prevention Plan - Child Mental Health Matters in Delaware - Community Events - Advocacy and Awareness Campaigns



Sunday, October 26, 2014
Event held rain or shine

Location: Dravo Plaza, Wilmington Riverfront, Wilmington, Delaware

Registration: 7:30 am
10k Run: 8:30 am
5k Run: 9:45 am
Competitive Walk: 9:50 am
5k Recreational Walk: 9:55 am

Course: 10K and 5K USATF Certified Start and Finish at Dravo Plaza
Registration: Team and individual registration and donations on event website.
Amenities: Awards and prizes for individuals and teams, race t-shirts, food and entertainment

E-Racing the Blues will be timed by Mid-Atlantic Timing.  Utilizing timing chips on your bib, there is no fuss for you to attach a chip on your shoes. Your disposable timing tag will be attached to the back of your race bib.  Do not remove this chip from the bib.  Be sure to wear your bib on the front of your body where it can be seen and not under any layers of clothing and run through the finish arch.  After you have completed the race, walk over to one of the rapid results touch screen kiosks to look up your finish time.


So, what role does exercise, such as walking and running and even programs incorporating other activities such as swimming, weightlifting, and yoga have on mental health?

Each year more scientific studies confirm that regular exercise has a real and significant effect on stress and depression – and may work as well as medication. Reports show that exercise can improve disturbed sleep patterns, can help to control weight, and almost regularly has a positive effect on mood.


GOLD - $5,000
  Name/logo displayed on back of race t-shirt
20 complimentary walker/runner registrations
Ability to set up company display day of race
SILVER - $2,500
  Name/logo displayed on back of race t-shirt
10 complimentary walker/runner registrations
BRONZE - $1,000
  Name/logo displayed on back of race t-shirt
5 complimentary walker/runner registrations
For all of the above levels, sponsorship also includes:
Name/logo displayed on MHA's website and newsletter as well as other promotional materials
Name/logo on individual signs along race course and on master sponsorship board
Sponsor name announced on race day
  Name/logo displayed on MHA's website and newsletter
Name/logo on master sponsorship board

Eracing The Blues