Registration for the 2016 Delaware Marathon Running Festival is now closed!  We accept no registrations the week of the race or on race weekend!

If you have signed up for the marathon and need to drop to the half marathon, plan on running just the first lap of the event and come down the chute with the half marathoners.  You will receive a HM time and HM medal.   

Athlete tracking signup is now live – click here to signup

Bib number lookup – click here

Please be aware that we do not allow transfers of race bibs.  If we find that you have given your bib to someone else, you both will be disqualified and banned from future events.

Please note that any mailed registrations received after the field is closed will be returned.  We are accepting no further deferrals to 2017.  If you have signed up for the marathon and need to drop to the half marathon, plan on running just the first lap of the event and come down the chute with the half marathoners.  You will receive a HM time and HM medal.   

Please note that late pricing is in effect.  Please note that any relay changes after April 30, 2016 may be subject to a $25 late change fee.

On April 10, 2016, we sent the customized data files to the printers of the race bibs and the final data files to the Wilmington Convention and Visitors Bureau for the welcome mailing.   And as your race bibs and your registration information is customized for you, we cannot allow any transfers of race bibs.  If we find that you have given your bib to someone else, you both will be disqualified and banned from future events.

Included in the marathon field will be the 2015 and 2014 defending marathon champion, Titus Rotich, 38, from Keyna, whose 2:21:37 in 2014 was the fastest marathon time ever run on Delaware soil.  He’ll be joined by the 2013 Delaware Marathon champion, Bryan Morseman, 30, from Bath, New York, whose 2:24:48 was the previous Delaware Marathon record.  In all, the Discover Bank Delaware Marathon field boasts four runners who are expecting to break 2 hours 30 minutes and four additional runners who are expecting to break 2 hours 40 minutes.  The women’s marathon field is expected to be led by Samantha Snukis, 30, of Stowe, PA, who expects to run 2 hours 55 minutes.

The Patterson Schwartz Delaware Half Marathon field is equally impressive.  The event’s 2015 winner, Youssef Rochdi, 32, of Rockaway, NJ (formerly Ethiopia) is returning and will be challenged by former U.D. runner Andrew Weaver, 26, who earlier this year qualified and ran in the U.S. Olympic Marathon trials in Los Angeles.  They’ll be joined by five other runners who expect to break 1 hour 11 minutes.  The women’s half marathon field will be led by the 2015 Delaware Marathon winner, Karen Smith, 37, of Newark, Delaware and a former U.D. runner, Elizabeth Swierzbinski, 28, of Wilmington.

2015 Recap: Despite warm temperatures, cloud cover and mist in the early morning helped to keep the weather in check. And while it was generally not a day for PRs, the PR Bell got quite a workout. Congratulations to our returning champion, Titus Rotich of Kenya, who was our overall marathon winner in 2:24:25 and Karen Smith who ran 3:08:51 to capture our female marathon title. In the half marathon, Youssef Rochdi of Morocco (now living in NJ) set a new male half marathon event record with a 1:09:27 to collect a $500 bonus and Heather Chapman who ran 1:30:07. The overall winning relay team was Fusion who ran a 2:38:20. Overall, 282 of our infamous gender specific bobble head runner awards were given out along with over $7000 in prize money.

2015 Results – CLICK HERE

Print your FINISHER CERTIFICATE  Click HERE to re-visit your photos from 2015

We look forward to seeing you on May 8, 2016. Check our Latest Updates page for the most recent details!

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