Pre-Race – Packet Pickup – Friday
All runners are strongly encouraged to pick up your race packet on Saturday as we simply cannot process all the runners on race day. At this time, we are working on a plan to possibly extend Packet Pickup to include the Friday evening 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 officially open from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm on Saturday. There is plenty of FREE parking just steps from the park in the Riverfront Market lot or along Water Street. Alternatively, you may park in one of the nearby parking garages along MLK Boulevard or in the surface lot behind the train station. Please do not attempt to park at Tubman Garrett Riverfront Park, as the street will be closed.
On Saturday, we will be holding our Run 1,4 Fun! family friendly kid’s run and the Delaware Running Company Runner’s Expo at the park. From 11:00 until 4:00, come visit our sponsors and vendors who will be onsite selling race essentials and other items. Our 2013 vendor roster included New Balance Delaware, National Running Center, From Our Kitchen, Team in Training, Hippie Running, Arbonne International; St. Michael’s Running Festival; RU Seen Reflective Apparel; Energy by Lori J Designs; the Beef Check-off; 5 Star Home Foods; Pike Creek Valley Running Club; and Maui Wowi Smoothies. We also had Too Many T’s and the More Foundation collecting used running shoes and t-shirts for charity. See our Vendors & Expo webpage for 2014 information.
We cannot stress strongly enough how important it is for as many participants as possible to pick up their race packets before race day. The Marathon starts very early on Sunday and there is only so much time for us to process 3500 runners. With your authorization, you may send someone to pick up your race packet, 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 timing chip will be given to each team. The person completing the fourth relay leg segment should also 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.