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Delaware Marathon

Sun 28th Apr 2019
Harriet Tubman - Thomas Garrett Statue, Tubman, Garrett Riverfront Park, Wilmington, DE 19801, USA

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Make the most of Spring with the Delaware Marathon running festival. There's a great range of races, from the kids mile up to the marathon. Bring the whole family along and be sure to collect your t-shirt and complimentary post-race beer.
  • Road
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Undulating
  • 3000 participants

From the organizer

Organizer's website

Join us for this scenic route through Wilmington. You'll be able to see plenty of the city as you wind through downtown, including Brandywine park and Rodney Square. For those not running, there will be post race festivities, including stalls, fun activities and music!

Distances in this event

  1. Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
    7:00am Sun 28th Apr 2019
    $120–$140
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  2. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    7:00am Sun 28th Apr 2019
    $105–$125
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  3. 5k

    Run 5km
    7:30am Sun 28th Apr 2019
    $45–$55
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  4. Kids Fun Run 1 mile

    Run 1mi
    9:30am Sun 28th Apr 2019
    $15
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  5. Kids Fun Run 2 miles

    Run 2mi
    9:30am Sun 28th Apr 2019
    $15
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What’s Included

There will be a commemorative medal for all racers on completion!

Course Details

The course is mostly flat, with a few fairly insignificant hills, the biggest of which is 180 feet over a mile. The marathon runners will have to over the hills twice!

Raceday Logistics

Delaware Marathon/Half Marathon/5k Registration: 

Registration closes April 26th

Packet pick-up: 27 April, 10am-5pm at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Downtown Wilmington

Marathon Team Relay:

Registration closes April 26th

Kids Fun Run:

There will be two age groups, set off separately: 7 and under, and 8-12.

Travel

Rail and Air Travel Information:

Wilmington, Delaware is located midway between New York City & Washington, DC – 100 miles each direction and only 35 minutes from Center City Philadelphia and 60 minutes from Downtown Baltimore.

Rail access:

All north/south Amtrak trains stop at Wilmington Station, more than 55 trains a day. SEPTA commuter trains stop on their trips from Philadelphia, PA to Newark, DE.

Air access:

Philadelphia International Airport (30 minutes by car)
New Castle County Airport (10 minutes by car)

PARKING PLAN

CAUTION: S. Market Street at MLK Blvd. and Rosa Parks Drive WILL BE CLOSED ON RACE SUNDAY!

Please arrive early and give yourself adequate time to park, check your gear and get to the starting line. The race starts WILL NOT be delayed. There is NO parking in Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park lots on race weekend. These lots are used for race logistics and are closed to public parking on both Saturday and Sunday.

There is plenty of parking within walking distance of the race START.

Kit List

For registration, it is vital you bring you E-card along with you. You won't be able to pick up your race number without it. Bring it along with you on your mobile, or print it out at home.

Spectators

Although there will be various road closures throughout the day, spectators are more than welcome. Plan ahead to avoid delays.

FAQs

Can I get a refund if I can't race?

Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds under any circumstances. You may defer your race entry to next year for $25, however.

Are there hotels nearby?

Yes, the official race hotel is the Doubletree by Hilton in Downtown - less than a mile from the start line. This is also where registration is located.

Is there a time limit?

There is a 6 hour limit on the course, in agreement with the City of Wilmington.

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