The 20th annual event, featuring a 5K race, family walk and kids’ race, benefits St. Dorothy Parish and other Delaware County charities. Read full coverage of the race and the volunteer work it takes to make the event happen each year, here. (Photos by Stephanie Perea)
The runners in St. Dot’s Challenge begin their 5K trek through Drexel Hill.
Participants in the kids’ race get ready for the start of their run.
John Pickhaver Jr., whose father John Sr. co-founded St. Dot’s Challenge, won the race with a time of 15:58. Earlier this spring he placed 10th in the Los Angeles Marathon.
Children receive a free water bottle, courtesy of one of the many vendors at the event.
Runners in the St. Dot’s Challenge, a 5K race benefiting the Delaware County parish and other community programs, head out from the starting line through the neighborhoods of Drexel Hill on Saturday, June 3. (Stephanie Perea)
Jim McGowan proudly wears his shirt from the first St. Dot’s Challenge 20 years ago, which he founded with fellow St. Dorothy’s parishioner John Pickhaver Sr.