4-Person Relay

Tubman Garrett Riverfront Park, Wilmington, DE
Sunday, April 28, 2019 @ 7:00am

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Each member of the team must be at least 16 years of age and, as a team, be able to complete the 26.2 mile course in 6 hours (13:44 min/mile pace).

Relay teams must have 4 members to be eligible for awards.

Field Size

The team relay marathon field will be capped at 300 teams, with a total of 3,000 runners across all events; although the Race Director reserves the right to change the size of the relay field.


Registration for the Delaware Team Relay will open on July 28, 2018! Online registration will close April 26, 2019 at 11:59pm or earlier if the field is filled, registration will be available at the expo if space remains. Please register early as we have sold out in the past.

The Team Captain may register their team, prepay the combined team entry fee, and return later to complete their team information. Registering early is a great way to ensure your team gets into the Delaware Relay Marathon as this event sells out first.

NOTE: Relay team registration changes can be made online using the MANAGE RELAY TEAM tool online.

Referral Rewards

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The 2019 Delaware Marathon will include a significant route update!   The relay course will now run the entire marathon course with exchange points along the way.  The course continue to run through some of the most scenic parts of downtown Wilmington with everyone using the same routes for the first 13 miles.  The 2nd half of the relay will use the newly finished Jack Markell trail. For the relay, one runner will run the trial to New Castle Elementary and one runner will run back from the school to the finish line.


The relay consists of 4 legs.  The relay exchanges will occur in several locations along the marathon route. Some runners will be bused to and from their exchange location;  Others will start or finish near the Celebration Village and walk less than 1/2 mile to/from their exchange.  Each runner will wear their own race bib but all team members will have the same number.  A fifth bib will be issued with the timing chip affixed to pass between members at the relay exchange point in order to track the team’s time out on the race route.  Timing mats may be located just before or just after the exchange area to provide a time to each leg of the relay.


  • Know your teammate’s pace, keep track of the race time, and know when to expect him/her.
  • Wear or carry something easily identifiable by the incoming runner at the exchange.
  • Assist your fellow runners by shouting all incoming bib numbers.



DISTANCE: 6 miles

START:  Start Line

FINISH: Lovering Ave.

TRANSPORTATION: Start at Start Line; Take Bus Back to Village after running


DISTANCE: 7 miles

START:  Lovering Ave.

FINISH: Orange St.

TRANSPORTATION: Take Bus to Exchange Point; Walk back to Village (1/2 mile) after running


DISTANCE: 7 miles

START:  Orange St.

FINISH: New Castle Elem.

TRANSPORTATION: Walk to Exchange Point (1/2 mile); Take Bus Back to Village after running


DISTANCE: 6 miles

START:  New Castle Elem.

FINISH: Finish Line.

TRANSPORTATION:  Take Bus to Exchange Point; Cross Finish Line after running

How It Works

Each relay team will be issued four bibs with an identical number and ONE D-Tag and a velco strap. Runners are to pass the velcro strap to their teammates at the exchange points. Runners may carry the velcro band in their hand but DO NOT crush or bend the orange D-Tag as this may damage the timing responder.

The first runner (Leg #1) will start at 8:30am along with the marathon and half-marathon field. The other three team members will need to be at their exchange zone well before the fastest runners pass by, as area roads will close. Bus transportation will be provided to designated exchange points (DETAILS COMING SOON).

When approaching the exchange point, signs will designate the location of the upcoming exchange point. Upon entering the exchange area, incoming runners should make sure their bib number is visible. A volunteer will announce the incoming runner’s bib number to the waiting runners via megaphone and signs will mark the bib number ranges.

Each relay runner will pass the Velcro band to the next relay runner at the relay exchange point. Timing mats may be located after the exchange area.

2019 Team Relay Premiums

We are excited to announce that all race premiums for the 2019 Delaware Marathon Running Festival will once again be performance race shirts provided by Under ArmourSHIRTS ARE GENDER SPECIFIC ( men’s shown on left and women’s on right in image)


  • Updated UA Tech™ fabric has a softer, more natural feel for incredible all-day comfort
  • Signature Moisture Transport System wicks sweat so it dries fast
  • Lightweight stretch construction improves mobility for full range of motion
  • Anti-microbial technology keeps your gear smelling fresher, longer
  • Raglan sleeves unlock mobility for serious range of motion
  • Center front logo
  • Polyester
  • Loose fit

View Shirt Sizing Chart


Each relay member will receive a medal when they finish their leg of the race.  Runners completing Legs #1, #2 and #3 will receive their medal in the Exchange Zone.  Leg #4 runner will receive theirs at the finish line.


2019 medal design features a bottle opener so you can use it for years to come.  It also features many scenic features you may see on your run including the Tubman Garrett Riverfront Park Welcome Arch, The Brandywine Park Swinging Bridge, the Kalmar Nyckel Tall Ship and the Skyline of  Wilmington.

4-Person Relay Awards

Overall Winners: Trophy (1) to overall winning 4-person teams in the male, female and mixed categories.

Awards Ceremony: The awards ceremony will take place at the main stage in the center of Tubman Garrett Riverfront Park at 12:00pm. Only the overall winners from the full marathon, half marathon, team relay, Dare Devil, and 5k will be awarded at the ceremony.

There will not be age group or second/third place awards presented or mailed for the relay teams.


Results & History

See past results HERE.

Read about the extensive event history HERE.