Running in Red Shorts 5k


The John Schultz ‘Running in Red Shorts’

Memorial 5k presented by Races2Run

April 23, 2017 – Sunday

Wilmington, DE

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John Schultz, age 84, was killed crossing the street coming home from choir practice on Thursday, November 17th, 2016.  John was a well known runner in the tri state area. Wearing his red shorts with no shirt was his trademark.  John held Delaware state records in the following categories:
5 mile (80-84)  59:45 / 10k (80-84)  75:56 / 15k (80-84)  2:00:37 / 10 mile (80-84)  2:08:46
20k (75-79)  2:18 / half marathon (80-84)  3:11:37 / full marathon (80-84) 6:44:17
We hope you will join us on Sunday, April 23rd to honor John.  Red shorts optional.

Race Time

7:30am- Registration opens
8:30am- Race start

Entry Info

Register online – click here (Weekend races close online registration the Thursday before the race at noon)

Virtual Runners- click here if you would like to support this event and run 3.1 on your own time.  Just check the “virtual runner” box at the bottom of the registration page.

Entry fee- $30 pre-registration (until the Thursday before the race at noon) / $35 after and day of event

Participants in Racing Wheelchairs & Strollers- please click HERE for more details regarding our policies for those racing in wheelchairs and those participating as Riders.



8th & Union Kitchen
801 N Union Street
Wilmington, DE 19805

Parking is available at Woodlawn Branch Library – 2020 W 9th Street, Wilmington, DE

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Catholic Relief Services



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8th & Union Kitchen

NKS Distributors

Wheeler Wolfenden Dwares CPA

Harvey Hanna & Associates, Inc.

Horizon Services

Kennett Run Charitable

Premier Orthopaedics



Beautiful out and back route starting and finish at 8th & Union Kitchen.  Bancroft Parkway to Rockford Park.

Course map

NOTICE: No dogs allowed due to insurance liability. Bibs are non-transferable. Please reference our policies page for more details.


-NO tee shirts since John never wore one….but we will be giving out ceramic beer / root beer mugs to the first 500 registered participants
-Post race refreshments & music
-Beer & wine garden for those age 21 & older
-Special awards for those running in red shorts


-Gift Cards from 8th & Union Kitchen to overall male/female
-Awards for top male/female masters
-Awards for top 2 male/female in 5 year age groups 13 & under through 80 & over (gift cards to age group winners)
-Awards to top male/female walkers
-8th and Union kitchen cup and happy hour for largest team


NOVA Timing Systems will chip time using the MYLAPS BibTag Timing System


Click HERE for race results. They will be posted online shortly after the race is complete.


Photos will be posted on the Races2Run Facebook page after the event


For more information, contact

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Event Sanctioned by USA Track & Field