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Schell Brothers will host the Second Annual Run Happy 5K, a race inspired by the company's dedication and commitment to health and happiness. This family-friendly event will be held from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, May 20, at the Coastal Club community in Lewes.

"I'm a firm believer that happiness and success go hand in hand, but a big part of that is also health and fitness," said Chris Schell, CEO of Schell Brothers. "We love to run. We love to be happy. So creating a family-friendly, active event for all to enjoy was a no-brainer. This is a great way to bring our families, our homeowners and the local community together."

The 5K/3.1-mile cross country-style course is carved out around Coastal Club's Eagle View Trail in Lewes. Runners and walkers will enjoy scenic views of the community and its natural surroundings. Immediately following the race, participants and their families are encouraged to stick around for the celebratory block party, featuring live music by LauraLea and Tripp Fabulous, with food trucks from Crooked Hammock, Taco Reho, Hopkins Creamery and Rosenfeld's Jewish Deli.

Proceeds will benefit Homes of Hope, a 501c3 locally based nonprofit with a mission to provide adequate, sustainable housing to families in impoverished areas of the world. Their goal is to convert old sea shipping containers into two-bedroom- sustainable housing units complete with a kitchen, living space, bath, solar powered lighting and garden roof. For each $15,000 raised, a container can be transformed into a home and help a family break the chain of poverty. In 2016, the Run Happy 5K raised $2,050 for Homes of Hope. This money was used to help offset the shipping cost for the finished container home that was built locally by many volunteers before being sent off to the Dominican Republic. More volunteers awaited its arrival to deliver the home to a very happy family. 

To register for the Schell Brothers Run Happy 5K, go to www.races2run.com/events/run-happy-5k. For more information about Homes of Hope, go to www.containerhoh.org. For more information about Schell Brothers, go to www.SchellBrothers.com.