Pre-Race – Packet Pickup – Friday
All runners are strongly encouraged to pick up your race packet before Sunday as we simply cannot process all the runners on race day. At this time, we are working on a plan to extend Packet Pickup to include the Friday before the race. More details will be posted closer to race day.
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 open from 11:00 am until 5:30 pm. There will be plenty of FREE parking just steps from the park on the surface lots at the Delaware Technical & Community College, or you may park in the Riverfront Market lot, along Water Street, or in one of the nearby parking garages on MLK Boulevard.
On Saturday from 11:00 until 4:00, we will be holding a runner’s expo at the park. Come visit our sponsors and the running related vendors who will be onsite selling race essentials and other items. Our 2011 Running Vendor roster included: New Balance Delaware, Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association, National Running Center, Plexus Fitness / Empowered Yoga, the Delaware Lottery Games, From Our Kitchen, Team in Training, CCHS Better Speech & Hearing, M2W Inc./Metro PCS, Advocare Products, Superfeet, & Dr. Ashis Roy. We also had Too Many T’s and PPPF Africa collecting your used running shoes and t-shirts for charity. See our Vendors & Expo webpage for 2012 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 2500 plus runners. With your authorization, you may send someone to pick up your race packet on Saturday, if you can’t make it on Saturday.
Relay Teams: one member of your relay team must pick up the race packets for all your team members. We will not disburse individual relay team member packets. The person picking up the relay team packets will receive an individual race packet, t shirt, swag bag, and race number for each member of their team. However, only one IPICO timing chip will be given to each team. The person completing the fourth relay leg segment will wear the race number with the tear off tag portion on it. This is how the race organizers know a team is on its fourth 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.