March 15, 2015

We currently stand at 388 Marathon; 895 Half Marathon; 96 4P Relay Teams; and 38 8P Relay Teams. All of these numbers are ahead of last year and our Half and 8P Relay numbers remain our best numbers ever!! Heading for another early April sell out. Remember prices go up April 10, so please sign up now!

Here are the Top Reasons Why You Should Run Delaware!

-Small field means easy access, free parking, and plenty of room to run.
-NEW- Free unlimited course and finish line Digital Photos for all Runners.
-Free digital Finisher Certificates in all events.
-NEW – Gender specific, two-tone, tech shirts (with a clean back) for all Runners.
-Over 300 bobble head awards will be issued (that’s 10% of all Runners)
-NEW – Title Sponsor – Discover Bank – with event day giveaways and fun!
-NEW -Take a selfie or other photos in our Chocolate Milk “winners circle” photo lounge.
-NEW – 6 bands on the course (which you’ll enjoy multiple times)
-Diverse urban course traverses the Wilmington Riverfront, Downtown, beautiful Brandywine Park & Zoo, Little Italy, and residential city neighborhoods
-Large multi colored spinner medals/ribbons for marathon and NEW – the half marathon runners
-Set a Home State record in marathon and half marathon and receive a $25 award!
-Great SWAG: ATT Cinch Bag; Discover RaceTrackers Hat; NKS Pint Glass; Aztec Memo Pad; & More!
-Free FranksWine Champagne Tent & Shock Top/ Michelob Ultra Beer Garden
-An unrivaled Post Race Party featuring 2 Fat Guys BBQ; Seasons Pizza; Canada Dry Drinks; Herrs Snacks; Soft Pretzels; and HyPoint Dairy Ice Cream Sandwiches
-Buy a Class of 2015 t-shirt with your name, or a co-branded item, at our Delaware Running Company Expo!
-NEW – Watch our 2014 and our 2013 marathon winners compete for a new course record
-NEW – A strong elite field in both the marathon and half marathon
-Celebrate Mothers Day with your family by running our Relay!

March 1, 2015

We currently stand at 334 Marathon; 707 Half Marathon; 79 4P Relay Teams; and 21 8P Relay Teams. All of these numbers are ahead of last year and our Half and 8P Relay are our best numbers ever. Heading for another early April sell out. Remember prices go up April 10, so sign up now!

This is our first call for Runner Expo vendors. Our Runner’s expo, to be anchored by Delaware Running Company and National Running Center will be 11:00 until 5:00 on Saturday May 9 at our event site: Tubman Garret Riverfront Park. Retail and Non-Profit exhibitors wanted. Email us for information.

This is also out first call for volunteers. Volunteer groups and individuals are needed for Friday, Saturday, and especially on race day Sunday. Packet-pickup; hospitality; water stations; course marshals, and other tasks are needed. Email us for information and options.

February 15, 2015

We currently stand at 301 Marathon; 643 Half Marathon; 65 4P Relay Teams; and 17 8P Relay Teams. Our next community outreach will be Wed Feb 25 from 5-7 pm at the Delaware Running Company store on Main Street in Newark, Delaware.  Come out and register for a special price, even more of a discount if you show your University of Delaware ID.

We have come to terms with our defending champion, Titus Rotich of Kenya, who will return to defend his title and hopefully break 2:20 in the marathon!

February 1, 2015

Welcome ATI Physical Therapy as our new Elite Runner Sponsor. ATI is helping us bring our defending champion, Titus Rotich, from Kenya to defend his title and hopefully break 2 hours 20 minutes. Please choose one of their 28 locations in Delaware when you need PT services!

We hope you like our 2015 medals! Both Marathon and Half Marathon runners will receive a version of these Spinners – yes , the Kalmar Nyckel spins!

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January 15, 2015

We currently stand at 195 Marathon; 300 Half Marathon; 39 4P Relay Teams; and 4 8P Relay Teams. Register now for a boutique marathon that’s as unique as our state! And here it is!! The 2015 Delaware Marathon running hat by Headsweats provided to all DMRF runners thanks to our title sponsor, Discover Bank! Sign up for a Discover card today at mydiscoverbank.com.

Novo Nordisk and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware have agreed to return to sponsor of our family friendly Run 1, 4 Fun! fun run on the Saturday before the Delaware Marathon. Last year’s Run 1,4 Fun! hosted nearly 1000 elementary aged children who completed a 1.2 mile fun run on the Delaware Marathon course as the successful conclusion to their own 50 day, physical activity marathon. We currently serve a dozen local schools who offer our Get Our Youth Moving Marathon curriculum. The entire program is completely FREE!, thanks to Novo Nordisk and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware. Contact us if interested.

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December 31, 2014

More updates: This year, all runners will receive FREE digital photos from our friends at Ken Shelton Photography and a free colorful finisher’s certificate from Race Certificates.com!! So why not make the Delaware Marathon your New Year’s Resolution! Register now for a boutique marathon that’s as unique as our state! As of Dec 31, 2014 race registrations remain ahead of all past years, with 153 marathon; 218 half marathon; 33 four-person relay teams; and 4 eight-person relay teams.

December 1, 2014

We are very excited to announce that for the first time, we will be offering to all competitors two color panel running shirts from Leslie Jordan Apparel. This year’s men’s shirts will be smoke with butter yellow side panels while the ladies shirt will be lavender with purple side panels. Also, a new finisher (spinner) medal for all marathon and half marathon finishers is in the works with bright new ribbons from our friends at Crown Trophy (images coming soon).

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November 1, 2014

Our favorite running store, the Delaware Running Company, will return in 2015 to host our runner’s expo and offer co-branded running clothing at our May 9 pre-race expo. Also, a big thank you to AT&T who will again provide cinch bags for all runners, and Discover Bank who will provide an embroidered running hat for all runners. Michelob Ultra will again provide the 2015 pint glass for all runners and Aztec Printing will provide the “Memo From a Delaware Marathoner” memo pads. More swag is in the works, so check back to see the latest news. Also, a special thank you to Frank’s Wine who will again host a post race champagne garden at our event!

October 1, 2014

Save the Date postcards have been printed and are being mailed to all previous participants. If you did not receive your postcard, please email us. To register, you may print and mail our PDF Entry Form or register online.

September 15, 2014

Registration for the May 10, 2015 Delaware Marathon Running Festival is now open. You may print and mail our PDF Entry Form or register online. Thank you to all our sponsors:

Discover Bank – NEW Marathon Sponsor – Returning for their 4th Year.

Patterson Schwartz – NEW Half Marathon Sponsor – 1st Year

Christiana Care Health System – Health Care Sponsor – Returning for their 10th Year

Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association – 4P Relay Marathon Sponsor – Returning for their 6th Year

AT&T – 8P Relay Marathon Sponsor – Returning for their 3rd Year.

Freibott Law Firm – Supporting Sponsor – 2nd Year

Novo Nordisk – GYMM / Run 1,4 Fun! Sponsor – Returning for their 6th Year.

Highmark BCBS Delaware – GYMM / Run 1,4 Fun! Sponsor – Returning for their 4th Year.

ServiceMark – Supporting Sponsor – Returning for their 3rd Year.

Dick’s Sporting Goods – Supporting Sponsor – 2nd Year

Hopkins & Sons Moving – Supporting Sponsor – 2nd Year