2020 Race Caneled - Schedule of Events for 2021

Saturday, May 15th, 2021

All activities are in Anson B. Nixon Park next year

6:30am – 8:30am:  (Race-Day Registration,) Race Packet pick-up and bag drop in the Park

7:00am – 8:30am:  PoweRun Lifting competition in the Park

8:50am:  Pre-race meeting
9:00am:  10k run, 10K PoweRun
9:25am:  5k run, 5k PoweRun Wave 1, 5K Walk

9:30am:  5K wave 2, if needed
9:35am:  1 Mile Dog Friendly Run/Walk

10:30am: 600 Yard Kids Fun Run 0-11 year olds - Run around the Lagoons

Course Map

Take a look and get familiar

Kennett Run Map 2020-01.jpg

Official course certificates can be viewed and downloaded here



Register before May 6th, 2020 to be guaranteed a shirt (Paid races only)



Online Registration now open!

If paying by check, you may download the registration form Here

Si paga con cheque, puede descargar el formulario de registro Aquí

In-Person Registration and race packet pickup available at the Kennett YMCA gym on Friday May 15th from 5:30pm -7:30pm.


Saturday activity is all in the Anson B. Nixon Park, May 16th from 6:30 to 8:30am


YOU! help our community with your fee


Run, PoweRun & Walk Fees

1 mile Dog Friendly Walk/Run regular registration $30, late registration $35

5K Run regular registration $35, late registration $40

10K Run regular registration $35, late registration $40

5K & 10K PoweRun regular registration $50, late registration $55

(Price includes Lifting Competition and 5K or 10K Run)


Make Checks Payable to:  The Kennett Run Charities




Its not who you know its where you go



Buses will be available for transporting runners and spectators from the Exelon parking lot to Anson B. Nixon Park for day of Registration, packet pick-up and the Start.


From 6:30am until 8:50am buses will transport individuals to Anson B. Nixon Park from Exelon parking lot.


From 11:30am to 1pm buses will transport individuals from Anson B Nixon Park to Exelon parking lot.


Parking is available at the following locations:

• (Path’s entering the park along Broad St)

• Exelon Generation - located on Exelon Way in Kennett Square (off of State Street)

• The Kennett Square Fire Company - located on Dalmation Lane, Kennett Square

   (off of Cypress Street)

• The Genesis Parking Deck - located at the corner of Linden Street and Union

   Street, Kennett Square


PLEASE do not attempt to park at Anson B. Nixon Park as you will be turned away. There will be plenty of buses to take you where you need to go in a timely manner.

Prizes & Awards

The carrot at the end of the stick


Prizes & Awards

• $400, $200, $100 to the top three overall male & female in the 5K Run

• Trophy to the top three overall male & female in the 5K and 10K

• Trophy to the top two overall male & female in the PoweRun

• $400, $200, $100 to the top three overall male & female in the 10K Run

• $50 Gift Certificates to the first male & female Master in the 10K and 5K Runs

• Individual awards to the top three males and females in each age group:

   9 and under, 10-13, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

• Individual awards for ages under 14 are not for PoweRun races.


Its not all about hydration



• No bicycles, skates, during race event, Registered persons only allowed on the course.

• Strollers are allowed in all races. Please start in back of pack.

• Water stops: FOUR for the 10K Run and THREE for the 5K Run.

• Emergency services for the Kennett Run are provided by the Kennett Fire Company No.1 and Longwood Fire Company

Road Closings

Yes, we know its inconvenient for some and we apologize


Road Closings

Some of the following roads will be closed to traffic while the race participants pass by. They will be reopened as soon as safety allows.


We sincerely hope that you can plan your schedule so that you will not be seriously inconvenienced.


State Street: Both lanes between Walnut Rd and Mill Rd from 7:00 to 10:30 a.m.


Union Street (Route 82): Both lanes between W Cypress St and just South of W. Linden St from 7:00 to 10:30 a.m.


Intersection of East Locust and Walnut: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.


Intersection of Longwood Road and Walnut: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.


Walnut Road: Both lanes between Baltimore Pike/State St and Nixon Park entrance 7:00 to 10:30, except Bus and vendor traffic


Walnut Road: From Nixon Park entrance to Street Rd 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. 


Walnut Road: From Nixon Park entrance to E. Locust Southbound 8:30 to 11:00 a.m.

2019 Race Results & Photos

We bet you did better than you think you did!


2019 Race Results

5K:  Click Here

10K:  Click Here

5K PR: Click Here

10K PR: Click Here

2019 Photos

Click Here