2013 Delaware Half Marathon – (13.1 Mile) Course Description

LAP 1:  START LINE is at the START Banners on Rosa Parks Drive, behind the entrance of the parking lot to Tubman Garrett Riverfront Park.  Cross S. Market Street to the right of the ING DIRECT office building.  Make a left onto Water Street to S. West Street.  Make a left onto the left lane of S. West Street to S. Justison Street.  Make a left onto S. Justison Street and proceed down to Dravo Plaza.  Cross Dravo Plaza in front of the Shipyard Shops and proceed to the far end of the buildings.

Make a left at the far end of the Shipyard Shops and proceed on the sidewalk around the buildings.  Turn left onto the Wilmington Riverwalk.  Proceed to the end of the first section of the Riverwalk.  Make a right and immediately cross S. Market Street.  Make a right into the parking lot at Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park.  Go through the lot and make a left onto the second section of the Riverwalk.  Continue to the end of the Riverwalk.  Make a left off the Riverwalk between the EDiS and Amtrak buildings onto N. Poplar Street.

Proceed one block to E. Front Street.  Make a right onto E. Front Street.  Run past the warehouses and Christina River Park to E. Fourth Street.  Make a left onto the right lane of E. Fourth Street and run back towards N. Walnut Street.  Across from the Wilmington Police Department parking lot, make a right and a left into the small apartment building parking lot and proceed one half block to N. Walnut Street.  Make a right onto N. Walnut Street and proceed in the right lane of N. Walnut Street to E. 16th Street.

Make a left onto the left lane of E. 16th Street.  Stay to the left of the small road island and cross into the left lane of the N. Market Street bridge.  After crossing the bridge, make a left onto N. Park Drive.  Proceed along the park; go past the Brandywine Zoo and across N. Van Buren Street, to the end of N. Park Drive.  Before the Brandywine Park Condominiums, make a left and carefully cross the swinging wooden foot bridge.  Turn left onto the jogging path and head back downtown. Follow the jogging path until its exit at N. Adams Street.  Make a 180 degree right turn onto N. Adams Street and proceed up the winding road across N. Van Buren Street to Lovering Avenue.

At Lovering Avenue, make a right and proceed 100 yards to Kentmere Parkway.  Make a right onto Kentmere Parkway and proceed towards the Delaware Art Museum.  Before the museum, make a left onto N. Bancroft Parkway.  Cross Delaware Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue and make a right into the Wawaset Park neighborhood at W. Eleventh Street.  Proceed on W. Eleventh Street to Blackshire Road.  Make a right onto Blackshire Road to Nottingham Road.  Make a left onto Nottingham Road to McDonough Road.  Make a left onto McDonough Road to Blackshire Road.  Make a right onto Blackshire Road and back to W. Eleventh Street.  Make a right onto W. Eleventh Street and back to N. Bancroft Parkway.

Make a right back onto N. Bancroft Parkway and proceed to W. Ninth Street.  Make a left onto W. Ninth Street and proceed to N. Union Street.  Make a right onto N. Union Street and proceed to W. Fourth Street. Make a left onto W. Fourth Street one block to N. Lincoln Street.  Make a left onto N. Lincoln Street and proceed back to W. Ninth Street.  Make a left onto W. Ninth Street, crossing N. Union Street, over the bridge, and back to N. Bancroft Parkway.

Make a right onto N. Bancroft Parkway.  Cross Pennsylvania Avenue and Delaware Avenue and return to Kentmere Parkway.  Make a right onto Kentmere Parkway to Lovering Avenue. Make a left onto Lovering Avenue to S. Park Drive.  Make a left onto S. Park Drive, crossing N. Van Buren Street, and proceed down to King Street.  Make a right onto the left lane of N. King Street and proceed on N. King Street past Rodney Square.

Half Marathon Runners – When you pass Rodney Square at Mile 12.5 and head down N. King Street towards MLK Blvd and the end of LAP 1, look for the “GREEN” road markings. Begin moving towards your LEFT.  As you make the right onto East Front Street (MLK BLVD) and the left onto S. Market Street, under the AMTRAK overpass, you should be inside and to the LEFT of the finish line cones. One last LEFT onto Rosa Park Drive and down the FINISH CHUTES to the FINISH.