Mended Little Hearts of Delaware Valley

3rd Annual Cardiac Kids 5K/Kiddie K

Saturday - May 30th, 2020 8:00 am in Wilmington

Race Time

7:30 am - Registration opens

8:00 am - Kiddie K

8:30 am - Race starts


Alfred I DuPont Hospital for Children

1600 Rockland Rd, Wilmington, DE 19803

Enter the main gates of the hospital and follow the Event Parking signs. Take the first right toward the tall bell tower under construction, then make your first left into parking lot 5A. Go to the end of that lot and the event will start in front of the pink house. The race itself will go from into the Nemours Estate and back. 


Mended LittleHearts of Delaware is a non-profit volunteer-led program providing hope and support to children, families and caregivers impacted by congenital heart disease (CHD) in order to extend and improve their quality of life. We empower families affected by CHD through peer-to-peer support services, education, resources, information, awareness, and advocacy. 

The Taclan family began the Cardiac Kids 5k, in 2017, in honor of their daughter, Natalia. The Taclan family describes their first few moments with Natalia: 

 “After twenty-three long days of only holding her hand I was given the amazing opportunity to hold her! I can remember shaking because I didn't know what to expect. It took four or five of the CICU staff to get her to me and a bunch of adjusting and shifting to get both of us comfortable. Natalia did fantastic and maintained her vitals for the two hours she was with me. Although this is not typically what you picture- a freshly born baby plopped on her mother's chest to be held- this was our reality. And it was so precious. I will remember this moment for the rest of my life..”

Your support of this race will benefit the Nemours Cardiac Center. You can walk, run or volunteer for this event. 

To sign up please register here


The course will go into the Nemours Estate and back out. 


  • T-shirts
  • Post race refreshments & food including pizza, pretzels, and bananas. 
  • Post race party with music


  • Overall male/female winners
  • Awards to top 3 male/female in 10 year age groups 18 & under through 70 & over
  • Awards to top male/female walkers 


NOVA Timing Systems will chip time using the MYLAPS BibTag Timing System


Click HERE for race results. They will be posted online during the race and final results will be posted once the race is complete.


Photos will be posted on Races2Run Facebook page following the event.


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