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Delaware RunFest Rescheduled to Aug. 2

New Date: Sunday, August 2, 2020

The Delaware Running Festival has been RESCHEDULED to Sunday, August 2, 2020. Just like the rest of the world, the running community is reacting to the coronavirus pandemic as we receive new information daily. CSE appreciates everyone’s patience and understanding as we navigate these unchartered waters and do what is best for our runners and for the city as a whole.

Selecting a new date that works for all parties including the venue, police, medical and other city services is not an easy task.  However, CSE felt like it was worth the extra effort because we know how important racing is to our participants.  That said, you do have options should our new date not work for your schedule.

At this time, we are offering current Delaware Running Festival registrants 3 options:

    • If you want to run on August 2, 2020 – there is nothing that you need to do on your end. Your registration will automatically be transferred to the new date!
    • If you cannot run on Aug 2, you can defer your entry until next year’s event to be held on April 25, 2021.
    • From March 19 through May 15 we are waiving our normal deferral fees. After May 15, the regular deferment fee of $25 will be charged.
    • To complete your deferral, follow these steps:
    • Take on our Virtual Challenge and transfer your 2020 race entry into a Virtual Run.  You can run the distance you registered for on your own and we will ship your race shirt and medal.
      • Packages to be mailed after May 1 and may take 2-3 weeks to reach your home)
    • To choose the virtual option, follow these steps NO LATER THAN May 1
      • Log into RunSignup and go to your profile:
      • Under the Upcoming Events section, click MANAGE REGISTRATION next to your Delaware Running Festival Registration
      • Click ADD-ONS tab
      • Select the GO VIRTUAL add-on and provide the mailing address to have your gear shipped
      • Click Confirm Payment

Per our policy which every runner agrees to during the online registration process, CSE does not offer registration refunds. This article explains why:


  • If you are part of a CHARITY GROUP runner or member of a CORPORATE WELLNESS TEAM, contact your group’s captain.
  • If you signed up through a third party ( and not a charity group or corporate wellness team) or at an expo: go to this link, enter 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. More help can be found here:
  • If you have previously deferred your entry, but now wish to participate in the VIRTUAL RUN or on August 2, you will receive an email with a link to a special online form. Your $25 deferment fee which you already paid will be refunded within 20 days.
  • If you have previously deferred your entry to April 25, 2021, and that remains your desire, no action is required on your part.
  • If you are part of the BFD Challenge, you will remain eligible for that award regardless of the option you select.

We know that our new date will not work for everyone and that the summer timeframe can be create additional challenges.  We have already begun talks to add things like additional water stops, cold towels, revised start times and other ideas.  Our staff has worked diligently with city services and key vendors to avoid canceling this year’s running festival. The day is too important to the Delaware community and we’ve done everything within our means to make it still happen.

Corrigan Sports  |  [email protected]

Published March 19, 2020   [No Comments]   –   Categories: Uncategorized

Delaware Marathon Running Festival Postponed

Delaware Marathon Running Festival Postponed


3/17/2020: As a precaution to combat the spread of COVID-19 the CDC recently issued national guidelines prohibiting events that consist of 50 or more people for the next eight weeks. As a result, the 2020 Delaware Marathon Running Festival will be RESCHEDULED.

After the new date is secured, your options will include:

  • Running the rescheduled race date
  • Deferment to 2021 (with limited timeframe of waived fees)
  • A Virtual Run

We ask for your patience as our partnering local health officials must prioritize their time to deal with the immediacy of the pandemic. We are grateful for their heroic efforts to serve their communities.

We know many of you have trained and made sacrifices for months in anticipation of a great personal accomplishment. This is an unprecedented global public health issue and we must do our part to act responsibly and protect our runners, volunteers, fans, sponsors and staff.


Per our policy, which every runner agrees to during the registration process, we do not offer refunds.



Published March 17, 2020   [No Comments]   –   Categories: Uncategorized


As of 3/13/20, the race is still on as scheduled.

The safety of our participants, volunteers, fans and our staff remains our top priority as we monitor the spread of the Coronavirus while preparing for the April 26  Delaware Running Festival.  As of now, the race is still on as scheduled.  We must defer to the guidance of local, state and federal health experts as we continue to learn more about this pandemic on a daily basis. If plans for the event should change, we will update you with further information and details immediately.

CSE appreciates everyone’s patience and understanding as we navigate these uncharted waters to do what is best for the community as a whole.

Published March 13, 2020   [No Comments]   –   Categories: Uncategorized

April 17 is the Last Day to Make Changes to Your Registration


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


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 2021 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 March 5, 2020   [No Comments]   –   Categories: Uncategorized