About

When you Wage Hope at PurpleStride Delaware 2019 Presented by Wild Smiles Dentistry for Kids, the walk to end pancreatic cancer, you join a vibrant community of survivors, impacted families, loved ones, researchers and advocates committed to rewriting the future of this deadly disease. Your fundraising and participation directly funds efforts to help patients and families. Come out and stride with us as we celebrate the event's 7th anniversary!

We will have children’s activities, music and refreshments!

PurpleStride Delaware is growing, we are looking for volunteers to help plan the event! Visit the Volunteer page or the Event Contact Info section on how you can get involved in the event.

Event Day Schedule

Saturday, 06/01/2019

  • 8 a.m. Registration

  • 9 a.m. Opening Ceremonies

    The Opening Ceremonies highlight why it’s crucial to take action in this fight, from the words of a survivor or special guest.


  • 9:30 a.m. 5K Run/Walk Begins

Location Details

Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park
Wilmington, DE
19801


Want to train on the route before the event? View the route map for this run/walk.

Parking will be available at surrounding parking lots and locations near the venue. Please see below for locations and their details. Free event parking is available to participants at the Delaware Technical Community College Parking Lot.

Discounted parking is available on the day of the event at the Amtrak Train Station Parking Garage, located directly across from the venue.

Parking locations are as follows:

  • DelDOT Parking Garage (Wilmington Amtrak Station Parking Garage)
    Discounted Parking Day of Event with coupon – Download coupon here.
    Located across Rosa Parks Drive from TGRP, 111 S. French St.
    Capacity: 400 cars

  • Frawley Stadium & Lot B Parking Lot
    Located at 801 Shipyard Drive
    Capacity: 1100 cars

  • Barclays Parking Lot
    Located at 100 West Street
    Capacity: 50 cars

  • Commonwealth Parking Lot
    Located at 101 West Street
    Capacity 30 cars

  • Delaware Technical Community College Parking Lot #4
    Lot located off MLK Blvd., 117 N. Orange Street between N. Orange and N. Shipley Street.
    Capacity: 100 cars

We love animals just as much as you do! However, due to safety and liability reasons, pets are unfortunately not allowed at Pancreatic Cancer Action Network events. Service animals are, of course, welcome.

Strollers and wheelchairs are absolutely welcome at PurpleStride!

Registration Information

  • Participant Types
  • Pre-Event
  • Event Day
  • Participant Type:   Survivor
  • Pre-Event:   FREE
  • Event Day:   FREE
  • Participant Type:   Adult Timed
  • Pre-Event:   $30
  • Event Day:   $35
  • Participant Type:   Adult Untimed
  • Pre-Event:   $25
  • Event Day:   $30
  • Participant Type:   Youth Timed
  • Pre-Event:   $15
  • Event Day:   $20
  • Participant Type:   Youth Untimed
  • Pre-Event:   $10
  • Event Day:   $15
  • Participant Type:   Virtual Strider
  • Pre-Event:   FREE
  • Event Day:   N/A
  • Participant Type:   Volunteer
  • Pre-Event:   FREE
  • Event Day:   FREE


A few things to keep in mind:
  • Youth registration is for children ages 3-12. Children ages 2 and younger are not required to register.

  • Your registration fee will count toward your personal fundraising goal, and you’ll receive an email including your registration confirmation and tax information. Please note that registration fees are not tax-deductible.

  • If you want to register by mail, download this form.

Register by the dates listed below in order to secure these benefits.

  • Online Registration: Wed., May 29, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EST
    Registration will still be available on event day.

  • Mail-In Registration: Fri., May 24, 2019
    Your mailed registration form must be received by this date in order to be processed for the event.

  • T-Shirt: Sun., May 12, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EST
    Registration must be processed by this date in order to guarantee an event T-shirt.

Packet Pickup

Team captains may pick up items before event day by reservation only (sorry, no individuals). Early team captain pick-up will be available the Friday before the event.

The day before PurpleStride Delaware, packet pickup will be available only to Team Captains.



Packets will include all t-shirts for members of the team as well race bibs (for timed runners only).

Please reach out to Ken Hapgood (khapgood@pancanvolunteer.org) to RSVP that you or another team representative will pickup the team packet on Friday, May 31.

If you or another team representative are unable to pickup the team packet on Friday, May 31, the team packet will be available to be picked up at the Team Captain Check-In Tent next to the Registration Tents on the morning of PurpleStride (June 1).

Special Guest

We are excited to have Andre Patton as a Special Guest for PurpleStride Delaware 2019!

After a successful career at Rutgers University, Wilmington’s Andre Patton has been a member of the National Football League’s (NFL) Los Angeles Chargers for the past three seasons. In high school at St. Elizabeth, he was rated Delaware's top recruit by Rivals.com, ESPN.com and 247Sports after being voted the Delaware Defensive Player of the Year by voting media and the Delaware Interscholastic Football Coaches Association. At Rutgers, Patton led the team and ranked ninth in the Big Ten in receiving touchdowns, and averaged 13.94 yards per catch his senior season. During his time in the NFL, Patton has sought to use his platform to raise awareness for pancreatic cancer and demand better on behalf of his grandfather including through assisting in legislative advocacy for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s (PanCAN) National Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy Day and with the NFL’s My Cleats, May Cause program.

Event Contact Information

Still have questions or want to find out more? We’re here to help! Contact the appropriate individuals below.