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Sunday, September 17, 2023


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Beau Croll rolls to a win in the Stop, Drop & Run 5K at Paradise Grill while pushing his son Axel. DAVE FREDERICK PHOTOS

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Cain Taylor, 7, finishes third in the 5K. Dave Frederick Photo

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Michael Dobak takes second place. Dave Frederick Photo

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On Sunday, September 17th, the 8th Annual Paradise Grill “Sto-Drop & Run” 5K was held to benefit the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company.

Illustrated herewith are a few photographs of the Seashore Striders and Paradise Gill’s event.

Course Description:  Flat & Fast & 2 to choose from...both courses start at the same starting line and 1/4m into the race the courses split and you can go right to take in the "water" course or you can go straight to take in the "woods/off-road out & back" course. The courses come back together at 2.6 miles for a dash to the finish. Very unique and the only event in De that does this to my knowledge.

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The Indian River Volunteer Fire Company offers a “Thank you” to the Paradise Grill and Seashore Striders for the invitation as well as thanking everyone for pursuing such a wonderful event.

A sincere "thank you" is extended to all organizers, vendors, participants and attendees.

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Stop, Drop & Run draws racers to Paradise Grill

By Tim Bamforth - September 23, 2023

The eighth annual Paradise Grill Stop, Drop & Run 5K was held Sept. 17 in Long Neck, and runners could choose between two courses of 3.1 miles. Event proceeds went to the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company. Local runner Beau Croll, 36, of Lewes won the overall title on the water course with a time of 21:47, while 25-year-old Michael Dobak of Lewes was second in 22:50. Cain Taylor, just 7 years old, out of Landenburg, Pa., finished third in an impressive time of 23:53, while local regular JR Ward, 52, of Millsboro was fourth in 24:20 to win the male masters title. Rounding out the top five was 54-year-old Jim Chaney out of Salisbury, Md., in 24:43.

Joy Biser, 67, of Millsboro ran 27:48 to win the female title, while Jerry Wright, 59, of Salisbury finished second to win the female masters title in 28:10. Jane Doe, 68, of Lewes finished third in 28:38, while Karen Young, 55, of Boyds, Md., ran 28:40 for fourth place. Regular Jen Ward, 51, of Millsboro rounded out the top five in a time of 29:33.