February 15, 2016

Now is the time to sign up as prices will go up April 1.  Yes, we said April 1. Because we love you, we are giving you 30 more days to register at our regular prices!

January 31, 2016

This year’s SWAG (The Stuff We All Get!) will be even more Unbelievable!!  A gender specific tech shirt (heather blue for boys and heather green for girls); a Head Sweats runner’s hat from Discover Bank (half and full only); a Delaware Marathon pint glass from NKS Distributing; a Memo from a Delaware Marathon memo pad from Minuteman Press; a runner’s bag (tbd) from Horizon Services; Free Athlete Tracking and Bib Look-up from NOVA Timing; and digital photos taken by Ken Shelton Photography.

All runners will also receive an all-American post race BBQ from 2 Fat Guys Catering, Seasons Pizza, Herrs, and Canada Dry; featuring the Frank’s Wine champagne tent, the Michelob Ultra/Shock Top beer garden; race announcers for all events, live music at the tailgate party, and a 72 page event program.  Also, we have a new spinner medal for the marathon and half marathon, colorful personalized race bibs with nicknames for the marathon and half marathon and team names for the Relay, and the ability to print your own free finisher certificates for the marathon and half marathon; plus emailed results w/splits for all events.

January 15, 2016

Please join us on January 30 at 10:30AM for a Delaware Marathon fun run from Anytime Fitness Four Seasons, followed by a Delaware Marathon in store promotion.  Enjoy some light refreshments while we offer our in-person $25 off a Delaware Marathon or Delaware Half Marathon registration with $10 off the 4P Relay or $20 off the 8P Relay.  Please join us on race day for a pre-race stretch sponsored by Anytime Fitness, our official fitness center partner.

A big Thank You to Horizon Services who has stepped up to claim our 4P Relay Sponsorship for 2016 and NKS Distributors (please hyperlink) who has stepped up to claim our 8P Relay Sponsorship for 2016.

December 31, 2015

Happy Holidays! Our December email was just sent! If you didn’t get yours, please let us know. Please join us on January 7 from 6-8pm at the Logan House in Wilmington for a Delaware Marathon Happy Hour. Sample Goose Island IPA, Shock Top White, and Michelob Ultra and enjoy some light appetizers. We will also be offering a special in-person $25 off a Delaware Marathon or Delaware Half Marathon registration with $10 off the 4P Relay or $20 off the 8P Relay. Besides cash awards to our overall winners in the marathon, half marathon and relay marathon, we will be offering cash awards in the marathon for sub 2:45 males and 3:05 females and in the half marathon for sub 1:10 males and 1:30 females. See Marathon Awards and Half Marathon Awards for details December 31 Registration Updates: Marathon 142; Half Marathon 278; 4P Relay 21 Teams; 8P Relay 4 Teams.

Thank you to NKS Distributors and Michelob Ultra who have stepped up to claim our 8P Relay Sponsorship! (Add hyperlink as my bank firewall restricts me from going to the NKS page)

November 30, 2015

Our November email was just sent! If you didn’t get yours, please let us know. Please join us on December 3-4 at the Rehoboth Seashore Marathon where we will be offering a special in-person $25 off a Delaware Marathon or Delaware Half Marathon registration. Also, please join us on December 8, 2015 for an in store promotion at New Balance Brandywine’s new location at 4243 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803. Also look for an online registration promotion via our Facebook Page. November 30 Registration Updates: Marathon 96; Half Marathon 142; 4P Relay 9 Teams; 8P Relay 3 Teams.

October 31, 2015

Our October email was just sent! If you didn’t get yours, please let us know. Also, our 2016 Registration/Save the Date postcards are here. Click here. If you want one mailed to you, please let us know. Also, if you want to place some postcards at your local gym or business, please let us know. October 31 Registration Updates: Marathon 52; Half Marathon 95; 4P Relay 4 Teams; 8P Relay 2 Teams. All four races are tracking ahead of all past years! Go to Participant Lists for more details.

Tuesday, Nov 3 at 12:00pm until Wednesday Nov 4, at 11:59pm, Register online at Signup2RaceUSA.com and receive: $10 off the marathon; $5 off the half marathon; $10 off a 4P Relay Team; or $20 off an 8P Relay Team. (Register your relay team at these prices, then return later to fill your roster) Promo Code: CCFALL5. Code only valid during the above times!! #run2016DEMarathon

September 15, 2015

Our September email was just sent to 35,000 runners! If you didn’t get yours, please let us know. Remember: there are only 10 days until the 2016 prices go into effect. Register at delawaremarathon.org ‪ ‪#‎run2016DEmarathon

July 1, 2015

Here are the Top 15 Reasons Why You Should Run Delaware!

-A small field means easy access, free parking, and plenty of room to run.
-Free unlimited course and finish line Digital Photos for all Runners.
-Free digital Finisher Certificates in all events.
-Gender specific technical shirts (with a clean back) for all Runners.
-Over 300 bobble head awards will be issued (that’s 10% of all Runners)
-Title Sponsor – Discover Bank – will have event day giveaways and fun!
-Take a “selfie” in our Chocolate Milk “winners circle” photo lounge.
-Companion 5k at Packet Pickup on the Saturday before the event.
-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 half marathon runners
-Cash Awards in marathon for sub 2:45 males; 3:05 females – in half marathon for sub 1:10 males; 1:30 females
-Great SWAG: TBD Cinch Bag; Discover RaceTrackers Hat; NKS Pint Glass; Aztec Memo Pad; & More!
-Free Champagne Tent & Beer Garden with live music
-An unrivaled Post Race Party featuring runner tailgate locations in an urban park setting
-Celebrate Mothers Day with your family and friends!

May 15, 2015

2015 Results – CLICK HERE

2015 FREE Race Photographs – CLICK HERE


We look forward to seeing you on May 8, 2016.  2016 Registration will open on or about July 1.

May 10, 2015

Thank you for participating in the 2015 Delaware Marathon Running Festival You joined 530 marathoners; 1353 half marathoners, 150 4P relay teams (600 runners) and 84 8P relay teams (676 runners) for our 12th annual event. We have validated our results and sorted through the unclaimed awards. If you are not showing up in the results or have other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected]

Despite warm temperatures, a cloud cover and mist in the early morning helped to keep the weather in check. And while it was generally not a day for PRs, the PR Bell got quite a workout! Congratulations to our returning champion, Titus Rotich of Kenya, who was our overall marathon winner in 2:24:25 and Karen Smith who ran 3:08:51 to capture our female marathon title. In the half marathon, Youssef Rochdi of Morocco (now living in NJ) set a new male half marathon event record with a 1:09:27 to collect a $500 bonus and Heather Chapman who ran 1:30:07. The overall winning relay team was Fusion who ran a 2:38:20. Overall, 282 of our infamous gender specific bobble head runner awards were given out along with over $7,000 in prize money.