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Minor Course Changes Announced Due to Construction


IMPORTANT NOTE: As announced earlier this week, the full marathon and half marathon courses will have a few minor changes this year due to construction along the Riverfront passed the St. Francis Healthcare building. Both courses have been re-certified.

The turn-by-turn directions are attached below. Changes are minor with no drastic alterations to the route. We will pass many of the same areas and roads as in year’s past but know that certain mile markers may change slightly from previous years.   Please pay attention to route markings on race day.

Thank you.



Published April 28, 2018   [No Comments]   –   Categories: Uncategorized

New 5K Course for 2018!

The Discover Bank Twilight 5K has a new course this year.  in 2018, we will be running along the Christina River waterfront.

The new out & back Discover Bank 5K course runs along Riverfront Wilmington path and uses the same Start/Finish line that the Sunday races will use. We are excited to showcase this gem of Wilmington during race weekend.

The course map is posted here:

Bring your friends and neighbors to join in the festivities! Or if you are doing the half or full on Sunday, add the 5K and complete the Dare Devil Challenge. IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER!


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

Your Runner Handbook is Here!


Published April 11, 2018   [No Comments]   –   Categories: Uncategorized

April 20 is the Last Day to Make Changes to Your Registration


ONLY A FEW MORE DAYS TO MAKE REGISTRATION CHANGES-  We all know that injuries often arise during training after one registers for a race. The Delaware Marathon Running Festival has some of the most generous policies around should this happen to you. We ask that you make your decision as early as you can to avoid issues and possible loss of fees.


Please Click Here to lookup your registration. If you searched and cannot find your registration please email [email protected].


Need to make a change to your registration? You can edit everything except your name, gender, and date of birth by logging into your registration HERE:

Here is where to update your information:

  • Email, Phone or Mailing Address- Click PARTICIPANT INFO in the white menu bar
  • Emergency contact- Click QUESTIONS in the grey menu bar
  • Shirt Size- Click ADD-ONS in the grey menu bar

Having trouble accessing your registration? If you registered prior to Feb. 15th you may need to follow this step before making changes.  Click HERE to claim your registration and account on RunSignUp. The easiest way to claim your account is to type in your email address and click “Claim”. If there are any unclaimed accounts associated with that email address, you will receive the “Claim Instructions” email within a few minutes (the email will be sent to the email address on your registration). If you are still having trouble, view this tutorial for more information.


If you cannot complete the distance you registered for but would still like to participate in the Delaware Running Festival, you may downgrade to a lesser distance. You will not be given a refund for the difference in entry fee. To do so please visit this link and click on TRANSFER EVENT in the white menu bar.

If your training is going better than expected and you would like to run a longer distance than you originally registered for you may upgrade to a different race by paying the price difference. To do so please visit this link and click on TRANSFER EVENT in the white menu bar. Please note the 5K takes place Saturday night. The Half Marathon and Team Relay take place Sunday morning.


If you become injured and cannot participate in the Delaware Running Festival in 2018 you may defer your entry until 2019. There is a $25 processing fee to do so. ALL DEFERMENT REQUESTS MUST BE RECEIVED WITH PAYMENT by April 15. NO EXCEPTIONS!

To take advantage of this offer please log into RunSignUp and Click Here to manage your registration. Click the DEFER REGISTRATION option in the menu and process your deferral payment. You will receive an email with a link to sign up for the 2019 race when registration reopens.

For relay teams that wish to defer their team, they will see an option in the relay team portal.  Once they have deferred, all team members will automatically be deferred.


WITHDRAWAL:  If you choose not to participate in any race this year we ask that you contact our offices by email at [email protected]  so that we will make the change in the system and open your spot up for another runner.  NOTE:  If you do this you will waive your rights to your race premium as well.

The Delaware Marathon Running Festival does not allow refunds or transfers of entry fees to other runners.

Published April 4, 2018   [No Comments]   –   Categories: Uncategorized