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We are excited to announce that the DoubleTree Hotel Downtown Wilmington will host the 2018 Delaware Marathon Running Festival’s new expo and serve as the event’s official hotel. Runners can pick-up their bibs, Under Armour race shirts and shop at vendor booths at the expo on Saturday, April 28th. Expo hours will be announced in the near future.

The DoubleTree is located within a 15-minute walk of the Start/Finish line at Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park. Other nearby points of interest include the Brandywine Zoo and the Wilmington Amtrak station — all within one mile of the hotel. Street parking is free outside of the hotel during expo hours, while the city also offers an adjacent paid parking garage.

The hotel’s discounted event rate is $109 per night. Room registration deadline is March 6th. To reserve your room, click here. Or call 302-661-4364 and reference the group name “Delaware Marathon.”

Published January 26, 2018   [No Comments]   –   Categories: Uncategorized



Backprint, the company that hosts your 2017 Delaware Marathon Running Festival photos for download and purchase is closing its doors.

If you are interested in downloading or purchasing photos from the 2017 event, please do so before Feb. 8, 2018.  After this date, you will have NO ACCESS to your race day photos.  This includes free downloads of your images as well as orders of prints and high resolution images.  All orders placed before this date will be processed and fulfilled by backprint.

You can view your photos here:

Published January 19, 2018   [No Comments]   –   Categories: Uncategorized

Traditional Expo at the 2018 Delaware RunFest

We are excited to announce that in 2018, we will be hosting a more traditional “expo event” during packet pick-up of the 2018 Delaware Marathon Running Festival.  Gone are the days of sloshing through the mud and jumping from tent to tent at Tubman-Garrett Park to pick up your race materials.

Now, runners will be able to visit a single location to claim their race bib and race premium and also have a chance to visit some vendors who will offer their wares to help you prepare for or celebrate your race experience.

The exact location is yet to be determined but we are exploring several options to host the 2018 Delaware RunFest Health & Fitness Expo.  Stay tuned for more details.

Note:  We WILL NOT be offering the off-site pick up locations in 2018.  We will have a limited race morning packet pick-up.  You must pre-register HERE for the opportunity to pick up your packet on race morning.

In 2018, plan on spending some time going through our great expo. Local and nationally known vendors will be on-hand selling products, giving out goodies, and offering special services.  These are the sponsors who help make this weekend possible!  Also plan to stop by our Delaware Running Festival Merchandise booth featuring exclusive apparel and souvenirs. And, if you haven’t yet registered, you can do so at the expo!

Race Shirts will be distributed on Saturday during expo hours.   PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND!

Published January 17, 2018   [No Comments]   –   Categories: Uncategorized

Under Armour Race Shirts are Back in 2018


Corrigan Sports, through its long standing partnership with apparel brand Under Armour, will once again offer the best race premiums know to mankind for the 2018 Delaware Marathon Running Festival.

All adult finishers will receive an Under Armour Tech fabric shirt just for signing up for the race.  Under Armour has established itself as THE go-to brand for athletic performance wear and  is widely regarded as standard issue for every single athlete.  UA Tech™ fabric feels almost weightless, wicks sweat & dries fast to keep you cool. That’s why it’s everywhere.

Shirt styles, colors and logo designs will be released at a later date. But rest assured that when register for any distance race of the Delaware Marathon Running Festival, you will be receiving the highest quality race premium to proudly wear to show your accomplishments!

Published January 15, 2018   [No Comments]   –   Categories: Uncategorized

What Runners Said After 2017

“Very fun and well organized event – everyone is kind and encouraging and the swag is great. Challenging but fun course and great support from the crowd. Definitely one to run!”

-John C., Wilmington, DE



“I absolutely loved the 13.1 course. This course was absolutely beautiful to the point I mentally checked out near the zoo by taking in the beauty of nature not to mention the air was perfect. This was probably the most relaxed race I’ve ever done. I will do this race again. This race I will highly recommend.”

–Candice J.

“This was really one of my favorite races. I loved the course and the two loops. I like knowing what to expect. Loved the booths at the finish in the park. Excellent race!”

-Alyssa M., New York, NY




“Great course (except that mile 12 hill…could have done without that! Lol), great swag, great people working and volunteering at the event, nice finish area. I pr’d my half, and my 4yo really enjoyed his first kids’ run.”

–Erin R., Bel Air, MD

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