Race Day Parking Plan
Please allow yourself enough time to arrive, park, and walk to the START on race morning as there is NO parking at Tubman Garrett Riverfront Park. The park is located next to the Wilmington AMTRAK station – the closest intersection is S. Market Street and Water Street in Wilmington, DE 19801.
While there is plenty of parking within walking distance of the race START, the lots we are being asked to use are small and not quite as close to the race START as they have been in the past. Please do not attempt to park at Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park or the Riverfront Market lot as these lots will be closed on race weekend.
FREE Parking for Participants, Spectators, and Volunteers:
Our parking plan is divided into those lots on the City side of MLK Boulevard (Lots A) and those lots on the Riverfront side of MLK Boulevard (Lots B).
Lots A: 5 Delaware Tech Surface Lots: (2 of these lots are at Second & Orange Streets; 2 lots are at Third and Orange Street; and 1 lot is accessible from Third & Tatnall Streets – 500 spaces total – 4 blocks to Start; 2 Colonial Parking Surface Lots: Walnut & Front Streets and Second & Market Streets – 150 spaces total – 3 blocks to Start; CHASE Building Surface Lot: Second & King Streets – 100 spaces – 3 blocks to Start. Also, there is street parking available off Market, Orange, Shipley between Front and Fourth streets – heed posted parking signs).
Lots B: Hollingsworth Building Surface Lot at Water & West Street – 75 spaces – 4 blocks to Start; Frawley Stadium Outfield Lots at Justison & Beech Streets – 550 spaces – about 1/2 mile to Start – walk to Restaurant Row – turn left onto Riverwalk; Restaurant Row Surface Lots – Justison & Madison Streets – 300 spaces. Also, people overlook the ability to park on the A Street side of the river and walk across the S. Market Street bridge (technically just a couple blocks from the START).
Fee Based Parking for Participants, Spectators, and Volunteers:
Wilmington Parking Authority Garage ($5.00 All Day). Located at MLK Blvd & King Street – 700 spaces – across from the Wilmington Bus Station and the AMTRAK Train Station – 1 block to Start. Also, at the Amtrak Parking Riverfront Parking Deck Garage ($5.00 All Day): MLK Blvd & Rosa Park Drive – 200 spaces – across from Start – Access only from MLK BLVD. You must show your Race Bib to get the discount.
CAUTION: The following parking lots will be CLOSED on Marathon Sunday or are being used by the race organizers. Those allowed to park in these lots must display a special parking pass that will be distributed by the race organizers. Riverfront Market Lot at S. Shipley & Water Streets; Riverfront Market Overflow Lot at Tubman Garrett Riverfront Park; All CAPITAL ONE Lots on Water Street; the surface parking lot at the end of S. French Street behind Amtrak Station/CAPITAL ONE Pennsylvania Building. Gated Surface Lot for Delaware Theater Company/Firestones Restaurant at Tatnall & Water Streets; Barclay’s Bank Parking Garage and Barclays Bank surface lots on West Street & Justison Street; DCCA/STAR Building surface lot at West and Justison Streets; and the Crosby Hill Parking Garage at Second & Market
Behind the CAPITAL ONE B&O Building at S. Shipley and Water Streets. There are only 12 spaces in this lot. You must email us for permission to park there and sign a waiver which must be on display on your vehicle or you will be towed.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are part of a Parking Group that is parking in one of these designated lots, you MUST have a Delaware Marathon™ parking pass displayed on your dashboard. Please see your group leader to determine which lot you are assigned.