SAVE THE DATE! Sunday, May 19th
Come join us for our 8th Cross-Country 5K on the trails of beautiful Carousel Park. Whether you are running for your personal best or walking to support our mission, the horses will be there to cheer you on! All proceeds go to support the active duty and retired horses of the New Castle County Police Department’s Mounted Patrol Unit.
Absolutely! The horses are at the start and finish lines before and after the race and spread out along the course during the race. Our horses are always approachable for a pet or a hug.
The short answer is no. While Carousel is normally a great place to walk the trails with your dog, with over 200 people on the course at the same time having multiple dogs and leashing is too dangerous. We also do not want to disrupt anyone running for their best race time. Dogs are welcome at the park but they are not allowed on the course during the 5K. NOTE: Service dogs ARE allowed on the course. Please contact ahead of time if you will be walking or running with your service dog.
Absolutely! We welcome all speeds!! We know many people come to enjoy the trails and help us in our mission to support the horses of the Mounted Patrol. Thank you! Others come because they don’t get many chances to run a quality cross-country 5K course like the one at Carousel and they want to challenge the course and try for a great personal time. We just let them go first!
Unfortunately, no. This is a cross-country course with gravel, wooded sections, roots, and hills. It is not advised to do the course pushing or pulling anything wheeled. If you have a special circumstance, please contact us at the email or address in the footer.
Yes. The event is rain or shine and there is no rain date for the event. If conditions are dangerous, we will cancel the race for everyone’s safety. If only parts of the course are impassible, we will our best to bypass those areas in order to proceed with the event.