We have received lots of favorable comments about our event and some constructive feedback. Here are some samples:
And thank you again for putting on yesterday’s marathon. Your organization and your volunteers were awesome. As one of the slow folks out there, I cannot tell you how much I appreciated the continued course support. I was expecting to be on the sidewalks and waiting for traffic lights on the last loop-but instead I was still on the streets, the volunteers were still out there, and the police officers were still directing traffic. It was absolutely phenomenal. Now – if you could just do something about the weather:-) Thanks again. Susan Sinclair
Great job on this one! You’ve been communicating so much via the website, message board, group emails. It really is terrific! I check the site every day to see the numbers growing and wow! are they ever. Great turnout from the 50 states club….apparently about 150 club members reuniting in Wilmington. Steve Hamilton
Wayne, this was a memorable race. To think that 2004 was the inaugural! Everything went well. The aid stations were placed at good distances, had both water and sports drink, were staffed by friendly volunteers, and the names on the signs were really great. Dick Bartlett
I had a great time…..I thought the volunteers were wonderful and I really enjoyed seeing a bit of your beautiful city. We 50 staters were very excited about seeing all of the signs with our names (& DE History) on the side of the road…..nice touch! Barb Stenzel, Lexington, NY
Please pass on to all the volunteers how grateful we marathoners are for their help and support. I often think they have the hard job of standing there and providing us support. They are truly wonderful and we could not complete the marathon without them. I truly appreciate the volunteers staying out there for those of us that are slow. Thank you volunteers. Carolyn Krumrey, Houston, Texas
Wayne, I just wanted to let you know the volunteers were awesome and a big part of helping me to finish those last grueling miles. The race was such a success and so very well organized! Thanks a bunch.
I just wanted to give a huge thumbs up to a great event. My buddy Jenn Parisi and I came over from New Jersey to run this past Sunday and had an absolute blast!!! We realize the work that goes into these events as we are the volunteer coordinators for the New Jersey Marathon. Hats off to you and your team. If we don’t run next year you can sign us up as volunteers. Tammy Wetzel, New Jersey
Wayne, Thank you for a great event. I am happy and proud that my first marathon was successful and as a Delaware native, in my home State. Friends from Maryland and Texas who came in for the weekend and ran also had a great weekend. We are already looking forward to next year. All of the volunteers were supportive and cheered us on…..from the Wilmington Police Officers to the Marines or ROTC who cheered us on by yelling “You guys make it look easy.” Don Ostmann, Newark, DE
Well, I thought you had a large number of very enthusiastic volunteers….above and beyond the normal frequency of water stops and encouragement! Thank you and them! Rich Holmes
Thank you very much for all of your hard work. I know putting on any marathon, let alone an inaugural one, is quite a chore. It was very well organized, better than some that I have been to that have had a lot more experience putting on a marathon I’m sure. Congrats to all your help…they were fantastic.
Bill Pauls, Columbia, Missouri
Wayne, I personally know how important volunteers are to making an event successful. And to receive a note as this from a volunteer means quite a bit. I have also run several inaugural events and know they are not always perfect. Your event was run perfectly. Flawlessly. If I had to be critical or offer criticism, there would be none. Thank you for the thankless hours spent in making this event a great running experience and a memorable first experience in the City of Wilmington. Tom Popp, Indiana
Congratulations on an extremely well organized event. I really appreciate the opportunity to have been part of the inaugural Delaware Marathon™. Thanks. Terry Blackwell
Thank you and your wife for organizing a very nice marathon, everything worked out very well and I had a great experience. I hope I will see you next year. Francisco Rodriguez, NY, New York