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The Delaware Marathon™
Tubman Garrett Riverfront Park, Wilmington, DE
Sunday, April 28, 2019 @ 7:00am
Registrants must be 16 years of age and be able to complete the full 26.2 mile course in under 6 hours (13:44 min/mile pace).
The 2019 marathon field will be capped at 1,000 runners, with a total of 3,000 runners in all events; although the Race Director reserves the right to change the size of the marathon field.
Registration for the Delaware Marathon™ opens on July 28, 2018. Online registration will close 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.
Once you have registered, please take the time to confirm the accuracy of the information. You may be able to look up and edit your information HERE.
NO FAXED OR EMAILED ENTRIES | NO REFUNDS | NO RACE TRANSFERS
2019 Marathon Course
The 2019 Delaware Marathon will include a significant route update! The marathon course will continue to run through some of the most scenic parts of downtown Wilmington but the changes will unify the full, half and team relay courses so everyone uses the same routes for the first 13 miles. The 2nd half of the full marathon course will run along the newly completed Jack Markell Trail to New Castle Elementary School and back. The trail will offer some amazing scenery and will be stocked with 3 water stops and port-a-pots where access permits.
CHECK BACK FOR TURN-BY-TURN DIRECTIONS.
The course will consist of 11 water stops including 4 that you will pass in each in each directions on the Markell Trail. Due to limited access points on the trail, we will offer full bottles of water at the stop at Mile 13.5, just at the mouth of the trail entrance. This will allow marathon runners to carry a full bottle to supplement their hydration while on the trail. Feel free to bring your own hydration system (such as a camelbak) if you prefer or to refill your bottle at the other water stations along the trail.
Each water station will also offer port-a-pots for runner use. On the trail, where you will pass them in each direction we will offer additional units to alleviate congestion.
2019 Race 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 Armour.
SHIRTS ARE GENDER SPECIFIC
- UA Tech™ fabric is quick-drying, ultra-soft & has a more natural feel
- Material wicks sweat & dries really fast
- Anti-odor technology prevents the growth of odor-causing microbes
- Updated set-in sleeves
Center front logo
- Loose fit
Each marathon finisher will earn a medal to commemorate their successful completion of the race.
CHECK OUT THE 2019 MEDAL!
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.
Overall Winners: Trophies will be awarded to the overall male and female champions as well as to the and the second and third place finishers.
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. Age group awards will be mailed.
Age Groups: Prizes go to the top three non-elite male and female age group finishers for the marathon in each of the following divisions: 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35- 39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70+
Age group awards will be mailed within a month after the event after finishing times have been verified.
NO DUPLICATION OF AWARDS
Results & History
See past results HERE.
Read about the extensive event history HERE.