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Delaware Marathon

Sun 28th Apr 2019 • by Corrigan Sports Enterprises
Harriet Tubman - Thomas Garrett Statue, Garrett Riverfront Park, Riverfront, Wilmington, DE, USA

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Tickets $15–$120

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  • Road
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Undulating
  • 3000 participants

From the organiser

Experience a scenic race course that takes you throughout historic downtown Wilmington. The course has a lot of variety, and gives visitors a tour of many of the most interesting and beautiful parts of the city, said one past participant from Pennsylvania.

The race travels across beautiful Brandywine Park on the Brandywine River, along prestigious parkways, through historic neighborhoods of Wilmington and past downtowns Rodney Square. Choose from a full marathon, half-marathon, 4-person marathon relay, 5k or kids fun run on Sunday. Interested in fund-racing? Check out our Run for a Cause page for more information on our charity partners. Non-runners can join us at start/finish line at Tubman Garrett Riverfront Park for a great party with live music, vendors, and activities for the whole family.

Distances in this event

  1. Marathon

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

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

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

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

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

Each finisher will earn a medal to commemorate their successful completion of the race.

Course Details

Marathon:

The 2019 marathon field will be capped at 1,000 runners, with a total of 3,000 runners in all events; although the Race Director reserves the right to change the size of the marathon field.

Half Marathon:

The half-marathon field will be capped at 1500 runners, with a total of 3000 runners in all events; although the Race Director reserves the right to change the size of the half-marathon field.

5k:

The 5k field will be limited to 500 participants.

Raceday Logistics

Delaware Marathon/Half Marathon/5k Registration: 

Registration for the Delaware Marathon opens on July 28, 2018. Online registration will close close April 26, 2019 at 11:59pm or earlier if the field is filled, registration will be available at the expo if space remains. Please register early as we have sold out in the past.

Packet pick-up will be held in the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Downtown Wilmington – Legal District hotel.

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019

Times: 10am-5pm

Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Downtown Wilmington – Legal District

Address: 700 North King Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

Marathon Team Relay:

Registration for the Delaware Team Relay will open on July 28, 2018! Online registration will close April 26, 2019 at 11:59pm or earlier if the field is filled, registration will be available at the expo if space remains. Please register early as we have sold out in the past.

The Team Captain may register their team, prepay the combined team entry fee, and return later to complete their team information. Registering early is a great way to ensure your team gets into the Delaware Relay Marathon as this event sells out first.

Kids Fun Run:

The Kids Fun Run is open to all children 12 and under. There are two age groups: 7 and under (Red Division, approx. .1 mile) and 8-12 (Blue Division, aprox .2 mile). The two age groups will run different lengths with all participants crossing the same finish line as the marathoners.

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

You MUST BRING your e-registration card (E-Card) to Packet Pick-up to retrieve your race bib. These will be emailed to the email address you used during registration on Monday, April 22 by 4pm. You will be able print it out or have it available on your mobile device.

Spectators

Spectators are welcome! Traffic delays and parking restrictions will occur throughout the morning. The intersection of MLK Boulevard and South Market Street will be closed during the event. Parking will be a challenge due to all the Riverfront activities. Throughout the morning, traffic will be heavy in the Riverfront and other sections of the course. Expect traffic delays.

FAQs
  • We have water stations roughly every 1.5 miles. Each water station has water and Gatorade and is staffed by volunteers. There are portable toilets at or near each water station. The 8, 14, and 18 Mile aid stations have snacks. Water stations will also have a basic first aid kit for self-service needs.
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