QRCF Announces 2016 Bunny Palooza 5k/10k Run/Walk


Bethany Beach, DE – The Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation (QRCF) is pleased to announce the fifth annual Bunny Palooza! on Saturday, March 26, the Saturday morning before Easter.  Bunny Palooza! home base is at the Bethany Beach Bandstand and races will start on Parkwood Avenue and South Atlantic Avenue in downtown Bethany Beach and will end on the Bethany Beach Boardwalk.

Race details are as follows:

  • Packet Pick Up and Onsite Registration, Zumba warm up (7:15 am – 8:15 am for 10k and 7:15 am – 9:15 am for 5K)
  • 8:20am: Pre-Race Announcements for 10K runners at start line
  • 8:30am: Bunny Palooza! 10K Start
  • 9:20am: Pre-Race Announcements for 5K runners and walkers at start line
  • 9:20am: 10k Awards Presentation at Bandstand
  • 9:30am: Bunny Palooza! 5K Start
  • 9:00am-11:00am: Post Race party at Mango’s, Garfield Pkwy & Bethany Boardwalk
  • 10:20am: 5k Awards Presentation at Bandstand

The races will be chip-timed by Races2Run and NoVa, featuring real time results posted on a multitude of large screen monitors.  Bunny Palooza! will award winners in the following categories – overall, masters and age group awards, plus a post-race party at Mango’s, with Shock Top and Michelob Ultra provided by NKS Distributors, and music by DJ Bump.  10k finishers (limited to 300) will receive finisher medals.  Runners who register by March 11 are guaranteed a technical shirt.  Bunny Palooza! 10k Run is $40; Bunny Palooza! 5k Run is $30.  Online registration is open until March   23rd. Race packets may be picked up at Mango’s on March 25, 12-4pm; on-site day of registration will be available if the race has not sold out beginning at 7:15 am. Registration for Bunny Palooza! as a participant can be done at Bunnypaloozarun.com

“We are so excited to jump start the spring race season with this popular race for a great cause – the Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation also known as QRCF!  This race is sure to sell out for the fifth year in a row, so I hope everyone registers early.” said QRCF President and Race Chair, Brigit Taylor.

On Race Day, the public is invited to Palooza!Plaza, featuring family-friendly entertainment on the Boardwalk before and during the race.  Palooza!Plaza features music by DJ Bump, live and in person, face-painting, and other surprises.

“Bunny Palooza! offers something for everyone. For runners and their families, visitors and residents, the festival-like atmosphere is sure to be entertaining.” said Taylor.

Proceeds from Bunny Palooza! 5K & 10K Run benefit the many individuals, groups, clubs, and organizations that are served by the QRCF.  “Events such as Bunny Palooza, our Hair of the Dog Run, and Caribbean Christmas help us fund two $8,000 scholarships annually to local students and both major and minor grants to area non-profits.  We are grateful for the extraordinary community support that helps us to do good work in the Quiet Resorts.” said QRCF President, Brigit Taylor.  “We have awarded more than $550,000 in our 14 year history.”

“The QRCF is also excited to announce that we are currently accepting applications for our annual college scholarship program – an opportunity for an area senior to receive an $8,000 four year scholarship commitment to help a worthy student get ahead in college, and a $1,000 arts scholarship to a local junior or graduating senior.” said Taylor.  For more information, local students can find more information or apply online: www.qrcf.org.  The deadline for this year’s scholarships is April 6, 2016.

Bunny Palooza! Is currently seeking sponsors and volunteers; for more information: 302-537-QRCF (7723) or visit Bunnypaloozarun.com. 

The QRCF would like to thank our sponsors to date: Burnzy’s Bar and Grill, Bethany Beach Books, Mango’s, Scott and Shuman, Jeff Baxter Mortgage Team, Steve Alexander, NKS Distributors, Tidepool Toys, Coastal Point, Carl Freeman Foundation, Harris Teeter, ResortQuest, McDonalds Bethany Beach, Giant, DJ Bump, DiFebos, Mio Fratello, Cottage Café, Bethany Blues, The Jetty Café, Sedona, Northeast Seafood Kitchen, Hooked Up, Mind Body and Sole, Allison Stine, Pepsi, Run and Tri Rehoboth, Rusty Rudder.

Sponsorships for this event offer unique promotional opportunities for businesses and provide funds for QRCF grants and scholarships.  Sponsorships are fully tax-deductible; a few opportunities are still available.

Locals and guests are encouraged to run or walk for a great cause! Proceeds from Bunny Palooza! benefit the many groups, clubs, and organizations that are served by the Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation.  Sponsorship and portions of the registration fees may be tax-deductible.