Saturday Packet Pickup
Saturday’s pre-race Packet Pick-Up will be under the large hospitality tent located in the center of Tubman Garrett Riverfront Park, which is conveniently located just off Martin Luther King Boulevard (Exit 6 of Interstate I-95) behind the Wilmington Amtrak station on the Wilmington Riverfront. Directions.
Packet pickup will be officially open from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm on Saturday. No special arrangements have been made for Saturday parking. It is best to park next to Delaware Theater Co. along Water Street in an open lot. Alternatively, you may park in one of the nearby parking garages or at Delaware Technical & Community College. Please do not attempt to park in the surface lots at Tubman Garrett Riverfront Park or in the Riverfront Market lot, as these lots will be closed or not accessible.
On Saturday at 11:00 am, we will be holding our Run 1, 4 Fun! family friendly kid’s run at the park, with pre-run activities beginning at 9:30 am. Also, while getting your packet, please visit the Delaware Running Company pre-race Runner’s Expo at the park. From 10:00 until 4:00, come visit our sponsors and vendors who will be onsite selling race essentials and other items. See our Vendors & Expo webpage for 2016 information.
We cannot stress strongly enough how important it is for as many participants as possible to pick up their race packets on Saturday. The Marathon starts very early on Sunday and there is only so much time for us to process runners on race day. If you cannot attend on Saturday, please send someone else to pick up your race packet!!
Relay Teams: Please send only one member of your relay team to pick up the race packets for all your team members. We give all the race materials to the first person of your team to arrive. We do not disburse individual relay team member packets. The person picking up the relay team packets will receive 4 or 8 individual race packets, 4 or 8 t shirts, 4 or 8 swag bags, and race numbers for each member of their team. Please consider how you will transport 4 or 8 race bags home.
Only one timing chip is given to each team. This chip is pre-attached to your race belt (which is to be exchanged on the course from runner to runner). Also, the person completing the final relay leg segment should wear the race number with the tear off tag portion on it. This is how the race organizers know a team is on its final leg when on the course.
If you already claimed your race packet on Saturday, you need not check in at registration on the morning of the event.
Packet Pickup – Sunday – Day of Event
Packet-pick up will re-open by 5:30 a.m. for those of you who absolutely cannot make it on Saturday. Please note the surface lots at the Riverfront Market and Water Street will not be available for parking. Free parking will be available in the parking lots/garage of Delaware Technical and Community College, or outside Frawley Stadium and Restaurant Row, or you will need to use one of the nearby parking garages off MLK Boulevard. Please see our Race Day Parking webpage for more details.