2014 Delaware Half Marathon – (13.1 Mile) Course Description

ONE LAP:  START LINE is at the START Banners on Rosa Parks Drive, at the entrance of the AMTRAK Riverfront Parking deck across from Tubman Garrett Riverfront Park. Cross S. Market Street and proceed to the right of the Capital One 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. Madison Street.  Make a left onto S. Madison Street to Beech Street.  Make a right onto Beech Street, proceed past the I-95 overhang and make a U-Turn before Maryland Avenue.  Proceed past the I-95 overhang and make a right onto Delmarva Lane.  Proceed through the Connectiv gates to the Peterson Wildlife Center.

Enter the River Walk in front of the Peterson Center and proceed past the Shipyard Shops and Restaurants to the rear of the Riverfront Market.  Make a left onto S. Orange Street, and a right onto Water Street. Cross the S. Market Street intersection and make a right into the rear of the parking lot at Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park.  Make a left onto the second section of the Riverwalk and continue to the end of the Riverwalk.  Make a left onto N. Poplar Street off the Riverwalk between the EDiS and Amtrak Operations buildings.

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 road island at King Street 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 make a left onto the N. Van Buren Street bridge.  Make a right onto S. Park Drive and proceed up S. Park Drive to Lovering Avenue.

At Lovering Avenue, make a right and proceed across the Lovering Avenue Bridge bridge to the continuation of S. Park Drive.  Make a right onto the continuation of S. Park Drive and proceed up Kentmere Parkway 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 the continuation of S.  Park Drive to Lovering Avenue.  Make a left, cross the Lovering Avenue bridge and make another left onto S. Park Drive.  Proceed down S. Park Drive, crossing N. Van Buren Street, past the Wilmington Hospital to King Street.  Make a right onto the right lane of N. King Street and proceed on N. King Street until E. 13th Street.  After E. 13th Street, move into the left lane of N. King Street and proceed past Rodney Square.

Color Coded Finish – When you pass Rodney Square at Mile 12.5 and head down N. King Street towards MLK Blvd/Front Street, begin to look for the “GREEN” road markings.  As you make a right onto East Front Street/MLK BLVD, begin actively moving to your LEFT.  When you make the left onto S. Market Street, under the AMTRAK overpass, you should be in the inside or left chute.  One last quick LEFT onto Rosa Park Drive and down the official CHUTES to the FINISH.