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Closing the Books on 2022- Post Race Survey Results

Thank you so much for participating in the 2022 Delaware Running Festival.  We have reviewed the surveys and received some valuable feedback to help us improve some things in the future.  Here is our plan:

 

STAGGERED START:  With the addition of the 10K for the first time in 2022, we learned that we need to stagger the start of the Full/Half and the 10K.  We understand that the narrowness of some of the route in the first mile or so created some challenges for runners trying to get up to pace.  We plan to start the 10K a few minutes later and explore utilizing waves to further spread the crowd.

 

MORE COURSE MARSHALS:  Overall, the updates to the 2022 course were well received.  That said, we learned that some areas of the course were confusing to participants.  We plan to position additional course marshal volunteers at turns to help runners navigate the route.  We will also explore adjustments the course to reduce the number of turns and tricky locations.  Most of these are mandated by city police in an attempt to lessen the burden on traffic and to help with police staffing challenges that day.  

 

IMPROVED TRAIL LOGISTICS:  Those who ran the full marathon reported that non-participant traffic on the back 13.1 miles of the course caused some challenges during that portion of their run.  The Jack Markell Trail is a public path with many access points.  That said, we will endeavor to post signs along the route and work with city officials to find way to lessen this traffic on race day.  

 

BETTER PLAN AT START/FINISH:  Using the same start and finish line has some great advantages but creates some logistical challenges for set up and traffic flow.  We learned that in the morning, we need to open the bike rack to allow additional access points to the start line.  Post-race, we need to do a better job of securing the finish shoots to make sure runners can locate the post-race snacks intended for their finish.  For reference, the granola bars, fruit, chips and other snacks are separated from the water and Gatorade in part due to the morning line up in the same area.  While many runners were able to find the snacks, some runners eager to reunite with family and friends, entered the park earlier than anticipated and missed this location (SEE MAP HERE.)

 

We certainly appreciate the honest feedback and hope you know that we take your comments to heart.  We are always looking to improve our events and getting back to live racing has only invigorated us to continue to create the best and most runner friendly events we can.   THANK YOU!

Published May 27, 2022   [No Comments]   –   Categories: Uncategorized

View Your Race Photos

CONGRATULATIONS on a great race.  To view your photos from MarathonFoto VISIT HERE.

Published April 25, 2022   [No Comments]   –   Categories: Uncategorized

Race Day Schedule of Events

On behalf of the entire Corrigan Sports staff, we thank you for your continued support. After two years of uncertainty, we are thrilled to be bringing the event back to its intended format for its 19th running. We are thrilled that you will be part of this monumental year and can’t wait to host you and your cheering section on race day.  Here is our race day schedule:

Saturday, April 23, 2022 (DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Longwood Room)
Health & Fitness Expo/Packet Pick-Up 10am – 5pm

Sunday, April 24, 2022 (Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park)
Bag Check  Opens at 6am-1pm
Opening Remarks & Final Instructions will occur at  6:45am
National Anthem will be sung at  6:55am
Full, Half-Marathon & 10K Start together at  7:00am
5k Starts at  7:20am (NOTE NEW TIME)
5k Awards Ceremony will be held at  8:30am
Full, Half-Marathon/Relay Awards Ceremonywill be held at  11:00am
Celebration Village Activities will take place from 8am-2pm

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Runner Tracking – Follow a participant’s progress on race day

FOLLOW A PARTICIPANT’S PROGRESS ALONG THE RACE ROUTE

Runner tracking will be available on race day, allowing spectators to follow friends and family by receiving real-time text message updates and splits. You can electronically track multiple runners on the course by searching for  the athlete  name on the website below. Updates will be received as runners cross the various checkpoints, as well as once they cross the finish line.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR TRACKING

Published April 1, 2022   [No Comments]   –   Categories: Uncategorized

2022 RUNNER PREMIUMS

FULL MARATHON RACE SHIRTS

 

HALF MARATHON RACE SHIRTS


 

10K RACE SHIRTS

 

5K RACE SHIRTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published February 4, 2022   [No Comments]   –   Categories: Uncategorized

Delaware Run Fest adds 10K

Corrigan Sports announced today the permanent addition of the 10K distance to the Delaware Running Festival!

The team relay has been phased out to accommodate the new 10K distance, but relay participants from previous years are encouraged to form a social team.  Social teams allow runners of all distances to partner up and earn discounts and other benefits. Learn more about social teams here.

In addition to and Under Armour race shirt, and participants will earn their inspiration coin medal. Participants are encouraged to keep their medal for themselves and share the magnetic coin with some who inspired them along their Delaware RunFest journey.

Learn more about the new 10K distance here.

Note: All relay team deferment information from 2020 and 2021 will be sent to the captains of the relay teams. If you are needing further assistance please email customer service at [email protected]

Published January 11, 2022   [No Comments]   –   Categories: Uncategorized

2022 Medal Design & Hidden Details Released

DELAWARE RUNNING FESTIVAL RELEASES MEDAL DESIGN FOR 2022 RACE

Corrigan Sports Aims to Celebrate the Participant’s Entire Journey and Those Who Helped Them Get to the Starting Line

A tradition that started in 2020 continues this year with finishers of the Delaware Running Festival receiving a medal that contains a removable Inspiration Coin.  Participants are encouraged to keep their medal for themselves and share the magnetic coin with some who inspired them along their Delaware RunFest journey. Past participants have shared their coin with a training partner, a mentor, a friend or family member.

“We know it takes a lot of commitment from the participants and their support group to get them to race day, said Lee Corrigan, President of Corrigan Sports.  This is a small way to celebrate your entire journey and those who help you get there.”

The idea behind the design was inspired by long time Corrigan Sports supporter Sid Busch.  Sid is Navy veteran and runs selflessly on behalf of fallen soldiers.  Sid presents the medal he earns to the soldier’s family. Further there are long-honored military traditions where Challenge coins are shared and traded among units.   Our Delaware medal melds these two concepts together.

In concept, the medal is the participant’s to keep and display proudly.  The Inspiration Coin is meant to be paid forward to a person or group who helped inspire the participant to achieve their life goals, such as running the race.

The 2022 Delaware Running Festival will be held April 24. In Wilmington, Del.  The race offers a marathon, half-marathon, 5k and, for the first time, a 10k.  This race is one of the few opportunities for aspiring members of the various 50-State running clubs to run in Delaware.  Registration is open now.

Published January 5, 2022   [No Comments]   –   Categories: Uncategorized

Corrigan Sports Enterprises Events Expect Full Field & Accouterments in 2022

Corrigan Sports Enterprises Events Expect Full Field & Accouterments in 2022

 

Corrigan Sports Enterprises (CSE) is excited to announce their races will make a full return to normalcy in 2022.  Plans include fully stocked and volunteer led water stops using paper cups as well as many other aspects of CSE races you’ve come to love and expect.

The Corrigan Sports team will continue to work closely with city, state, and local officials to ensure our runners, volunteers, spectators, and staff will be safe and have the best experience possible.

“We are very excited to get back to running in 2022.” Lee Corrigan. President of Corrigan Sports said. “We made the most out of our 2020 virtual events and included some adjustments to our live races in 2021 for safety precautions.  We were happy to be able to pull off most of our live races last year, but I have no doubt our upcoming race calendar will be more of what is expected for our runners, volunteers, and local communities. We would like to thank all the individuals, sponsors, and partners who stuck with us through these trying times.”

Corrigan Sports’ biggest event, the Baltimore Running Festival, attracts nearly 23,000 runners from all 50 states during a normal year. The event has earned the reputation as Maryland’s greatest running event and generates an estimated $40 million annually in economic impact. Since its inception in 2001, the Baltimore Running Festival has helped raise more than $15 million for local charities.

 

Corrigan Sports 2022 Racing Schedule

March 20 – Oakland Running Festival- www.oaklandrunfest.com

April 24- Delaware Marathon Running Festival- www.delawarerunfest.com

April 31 -May 1st -Frederick Running Festival- www.frederickrunfest.com

June 4- Baltimore Ten Miler- www.baltimoretenmiler.com

Sept 2022- Maryland Crab Dash- www.mdcrabdash.com

Sept 2022- St. Charles Running Festival- www.runstcharles.com

October 15- Baltimore Running Festival- www.baltimorerunfest.com

Oct/Nov 2022- Bay Bridge Run – www.thebaybridgerun.com _________________________________________________________

About CSE

Corrigan Sports Enterprises has earned its national reputation by owning and operating some of the largest events in the endurance industry. Founded in 1991, CSE owns and/or operates marquee events such as the Baltimore Running Festival, Frederick Running Festival, Baltimore 10-Miler, Oakland Running Festival, and the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic. For more information visit: www.corrigansports.com.

Published January 3, 2022   [No Comments]   –   Categories: Uncategorized

Deferred Registration Instructions

You can follow these instructions below. If you do need more assistance here is a link with photos as well: https://help.runsignup.com/support/solutions/articles/17000062915-defer-registration-claim-deferral

 

  1. Log into your Profile page from www.runsignup.com (silhouette icon in the upper right hand corner)
  2. Click on the Deferrals tab.
  3. Under the Deferrals tab will be a list of Deferred Races. Click on the Complete Deferral link. This will allow you to transfer this deferred registration into the 2022 event.
  4. After clicking Complete Deferral, this will bring you to the race page with information on the deferred registration. Click the Start Transfer button to complete your deferral and transfer into the 2022 event.
  5. If the Claim Deferral option is not showing in your list of deferrals, please contact us directly for assistance.

Published September 21, 2021   [No Comments]   –   Categories: Uncategorized

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