Honoring Those Who Served In The Middle East

May 10, 2025

501c3 Nonprofit


Come join us in this historic event along the scenic coastline of Delaware, our First State, to support our wounded warriors and homeless veterans.  The race will encompass four picturesque beaches. Beginning at the historic Parade Field, Cape Henlopen State Park. Participants will travel through the state park and race down the beach line, simulating marching on the desert sands of the Middle East.  The event is divided into a 5k, 10k and Half Marathon Challenge.  Participants are able to choose to compete in a run, march or heavy march (15lb. pack). A "March" is a military term for "Race Walk."

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: May 9th Packet Pickup from 5:00pm - 9:00pm, American Legion, Post 17, Lewes. LIVE ENTERTAINMENT! 6:00pm - 8:00pm. Carb up with some good food and drinks, while enjoying the band.
Saturday, May 10th, Park opens at 6:30am, FREE entrance for participants until 9:00am. Same day packet pickup starts at 7:00am at the starting line. Opening ceremony begins at 8:00am. Half Marathon launches at 8:15am. 10K Launches at 9:00am. The 5K launches at 9:30am. 
Live Bands start at 10:30am!

The event has three major components: Competition, Education, and Celebration. The race through the state parks and beaches of Delaware is a competition for all levels and will honor the men and women who have sacrificed for our freedoms in the Middle East.  The finish line will encompass the other components.  With the assistance of volunteers from our local schools and military members across our nation, a Middle East Historical Exhibit will be available for everyone to enjoy.  This walk through history will help connect our communities with the military members attending the event.  Lastly, there will be a “Celebration 4 Warriors” with local vendors and live music from 10:30am – 3:00pm.  Stay, enjoy the celebration, and connect with people, military and civilian, from across the United State of America.

Everyone pre-registered by May 1, 2025 will be guaranteed an event t-shirt.  Competitors registered after May 1st will receive a T-Shirt as supplies last.  The first 500 participants to register will receive a commemorative race medallion at the finish line.  All competitors will leave with the knowledge of participating in an event which truly supports and honors our Veterans!

Our women and men deployed to the Middle East do not stop due to the weather; so rain or shine, come out and enjoy our race and festivities.

On behalf of myself and our Board of Directors, made up of all retired Chief Master Sergeant First Sergeants, thank you for considering joining the Race4Warriors Event!

Michael R. Bellerose Signature

CMSgt (Ret) Michael R. Bellerose

First Sergeant & Founder of Race4Warriors

Our Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors for supporting the Race4Warriors nonprofit supporting our Veterans.

Our Team

Michael Bellerose
Michael BelleroseChief Master Sergeant | First Sergeant
Retired October 2015
Sandy Miller
Sandy MillerChief Master Sergeant | First Sergeant
Retired October 2012
Robert Frank
Robert FrankChief Master Sergeant | First Sergeant
Retired October 2013
Mark Stevenson
Mark StevensonChief Master Sergeant | First Sergeant
Retired October 2011
Mark Peters
Mark PetersSenior Master Sergeant | First Sergeant
Retired October 2016
Daniel Mitchell
Daniel MitchellChief Master Sergeant | First Sergeant
Retired October 2017
Manny Pineiro
Manny PineiroChief Master Sergeant | First Sergeant
Retired October 2020