15th Annual Delaware Marathon Running Festival

Tubman Garrett Riverfront Park, Wilmington, DE
April 28 & 29, 2018

Official Race-Day Countdown

Register now or learn more about what to expect by exploring the Race Resources links.

Event Overview

Experience a scenic race course that takes you throughout historic downtown Wilmington. “The course has a lot of variety, and gives visitors a tour of many of the most interesting and beautiful parts of the city,” said one past participant from Pennsylvania.

The race travels across beautiful Brandywine Park on the Brandywine River, along prestigious parkways, through historic neighborhoods of Wilmington and past downtown’s Rodney Square.  Choose from a full marathon, half-marathon or 4-person relay on Sunday or the recently added 5k or kids fun run on Saturday, all to benefit area charities. Non-runners can join us at start/finish line at Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park for a great party with live music, vendors and activities for the whole family.

There is plenty of free parking nearby and easy access to and from Interstate I-95 (Exit 6). Visit website for details.

We believe this is your best chance to run a certified 26.2 mile road marathon in Delaware! We are a USATF certified Boston Marathon Qualifier and historically 10%-12% of our marathon runners have qualified for the Boston Marathon. 


Thank You to Discover Bank,  Christiana Care Health System, Dunkin Donuts, NKS Distributors, Safeway, the City of Wilmington and the many others who have agreed to sponsor our event.

For more information, visit the Sponsors page.


The Delaware Marathon Running Festival has a rich history.  Learn more about how this event came about and more interesting facts by visiting the Race History page.

Register now or learn more about what to expect by exploring the Race Resources links.