Located in historic Milton,Delaware, Dogfish Head Brewing Company opened it’s doors to 3,000 runners in their 2018 Dogfish Dash. An annual race beginning in 2007, the dash has just completed their 12th annual run. The event is a benefit for the Delaware chapter of The Nature Conservancy and this year runners have helped raise a $150,000 donation.
The Nature Conservancy Delaware Chapter
Since 1990, the Delaware Chapter of The Nature Conservancy has helped to conserve more than 30,000 acres throughout Delaware. Some of the areas helped directly by the Delaware chapter are the Edward H. McCabe Preserve, the Pemberton Forest Reserve and the Ponders Tract Trail System. These preserves consist of a variety of habitats that are home to different species of animals and plant life – best of all, there are many open trails to explore!
The 2018 Dogfish Dash
Around 7am runners, spectators and vendors began arriving at the Dogfish Head Brewery in Milton, Delaware to start preparing for Dogfish Dash. At check-in, participants received a runner’s bag filled with different giveaways. Leading up to the beginning of the race, runners stretched in preparation of the long run. The race began promptly at 9am. Participants ran through historic Milton, Delaware, where they were cheered on by local policemen, firefighters, volunteers and townspeople. Once runners crossed the finish line, they received a Dogfish water bottle, in addition to a Dogfish beer of their choice. Afterwards, runners enjoyed an evening filled with food drinks and music by the Cooler Heads.
Dogfish Head Costume Competition
Every year dogfish hosts a costume competition. Participants have to create their costumes using recycled materials. For the contest, applicants can enter in individual categories, or as a group. This year’s turn out had many creative contestants and choosing winners must have been difficult. The winners of the costume contest received a variety of prizes ranging from Dogfish head apparel to gift certificates.
This year’s dash had a long list of sponsors, vendors and volunteers that helped contribute to the event’s success. This was the second year that Viwinco was a sponsor for Dogfish head and we were happy to come out to meet everyone, participate in the race, and help contribute to a noble cause. Thank you to everyone who stopped by and said hello, we hope to see you again next year!