Cheering Zones

There are several good vantage points to watch the Delaware Marathon™ Running Festival. Parts of the course are walk-able and with new looped courses, you’ll be able to see the competitors several times during the event. Here are some of our favorite locations:

Tubman Garrett Riverfront Park: Start / Finish – All events.
Miles 6.55, 13.1, 19.65, and 26.2 for Relay. Miles 2, 13.1 and 26.2 for Half and Marathon

North Market Street Bridge: (at 16th Street & S. Park Drive) – All events
Miles 2, 5, 8.5, 12, 15, 18.5, 20.5, and 25 for Relay. Miles 4, 12, 17, 25 for Half and Marathon.

Brandywine Park: (between N. Market & N. Van Buren Streets) – All events
Miles 2-3, 4-5; 10-11, 14-15; 17.5-18.5; and 24-25 for Relays. Miles 2-3; 10-11; 17.5-18.5 and 24-25 for Half and Marathon

Bancroft Parkway: (between Kentmere Parkway and Ninth Streets) – Half & Marathon. Miles 6-7, 10-11, and 19-20; 23-24 for Half and Marathon

Little Italy: (W. Ninth & N. Union Streets) – Half & Marathon. Miles 8, 10, and 21, 23 for Half and Marathon.

Due to small size of Tubman Park and the overwhelming demand to use the Delaware Marathon™ Running Festival event footprint as an opportunity to picnic, we have instituted the following guidelines: 1) there will be no placement of pop-up tents in Tubman Park without the express written permission of the race organizers; 2) the race organizers will designate certain areas in the park where such activities may occur and only 10 x10 pop-up tents will be permitted; 3) all groups wishing to place a popup tent in the park must pay a permit fee in exchange for this permission or you may may rent a 10 x 10 tent from the race organizers; 4) the race organizers may ask you to move your location or make other adjustments in the name of safety; 5) we ask that you respect the property rights of our hosts, the Riverfront Development Corporation and the City of Wilmington.  If you wish for us to reserve an area for your group, please contact

Cheering Zone