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C&D Canal Half Marathon & 5K

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Stunning scenery

Friendly atmosphere

Good for beginners

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Come out and join us on Delaware’s prettiest USATF Certified Half-Marathon Course along the fully-paved Michael N. Castle C&D Canal Trail. This event starts and finishes at the Biddle Point trail head; strategically located only a short drive from Baltimore, Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Southeastern Pennsylvania. The trail head is a modern facility with restrooms, picnic tables, and indescribable views of the historic C&D Canal. All runner/spectator parking will be across the street at the Gunning-Bedford Middle School, and free shuttle buses / bag check will be provided. Those with a valid Handicapped placard will be able to park at the trail head.

There is no strict time limit for this race. Participants are able to finish this race in about 4 hours.

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Sarah H
"This was my first half marathon and I couldn't have had a better experience!..."
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How to enter the C&D Canal Half Marathon & 5K

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13mi
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  2. 5k

    Run 5km
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C&D Canal Half Marathon & 5K routes

Flat course with some stunning scenery around the trail. Perfect for those aiming to chase their new PB!

Event Details

What’s Included
    Finisher's T-Shirt
    Finisher's Medal
Raceday Logistics

Race start at 08:00

Kit List

November in Delaware can be hot, cold, or anything in between. Please check your pre-race forecast and dress accordingly. Bag check will be available at the race.


All spectators are welcome!


Along the route, you will pass by historic bridges, working tugs and freighters from all around the world, an abundance of wildlife, and the sheer beauty of this man-made miracle.

Each half-marathon finisher will earn a CUSTOM FINISHER'S MEDAL, a technical-blend commemorative t-shirt, and other great swag from our sponsors. Food and light refreshments will be provided at the start and finish, and ample water stops will be provided along the course for your comfort. In addition to the Start/Finish areas, portable restrooms are also located just prior to the half-way point turn-around.

*All finishers will receive a medal included with your registration fee. Those wishing to purchase an additional medal for a friend or family member can do so during the registration process.

All net proceeds go to benefit the National PTSD Foundation; an IRS certified 501c3 public charity non-profit organization that serves to raise awareness and assist America's first responders and first responder families suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

This is a rain or shine event and no refunds are offered for any reason

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C&D Canal Half Marathon & 5K weather forecast

Overcast throughout the day.

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C&D Canal Half Marathon & 5K reviews

5 out of 5 stars

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  • Organisation
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Reasons people recommend this event

Stunning scenery

Friendly atmosphere

Good for beginners

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    Sarah H

    Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    This was my first half marathon and I couldn't have had a better experience! Getting to and from the trailhead was very easy with the shuttle service provided. The course itself was beautiful, there were bridges to see and boats heading down the canal as we ran. The course was mainly flat with a short hilly portion around mile 6. This was a well organized event and I will definitely be back next year!