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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

HUMA Is The Official Race Gel in 2020

Published January 21, 2020   [No Comments]   –   Categories: Uncategorized

2020 Finisher Medal Includes a Unique & Inspirational Feature

Running a race is not something that everyone chooses or is able to do.  But as a Delaware Running Festival finisher, you will be able to earn a special Inspiration Coin to present to the person who has motivated and encouraged you to run.  Sid Busch, a decorated military veteran and longtime participant in Corrigan Sports events, inspired CSE to develop this idea.  With each event, Sid selects a fallen solider and presents his finisher medal to the surviving family after the race.  Having witnessed the moving exchange, we felt that everyone should have the opportunity to show those who have inspired their effort how much they mean to them.

Similar to the tradition of American military Challenge Coins issued by members of the US armed forces, law enforcement, and firefighters, these coins symbolize unit identity and unity. Coins have been made for small units, the offices of top leaders and for special events and anniversaries.  It has also become customary to present coins to dignitaries and special guests as a sign of welcoming and respect.

Many service members and veterans proudly display coins they have been given, showing off the many missions they’ve been on, the top leaders they’ve met and the units for which they’ve worked.

With that tradition in mind, the Delaware Running Festival will mint its own Inspiration Coin and embed it as part of your finisher medal.  The medal design will allow the finishers to remove the magnetic coin to share with a special someone who inspired their participation, while still having their own medal to keep.

So, here is YOUR Challenge.  Register for the race.  Train and prepare.  And on race day, after completing whatever distance you run, take the Inspiration Coin you have earned and present it to that special someone.  Hopefully they will proudly display that Inspiration Coin much like members of the military have for decades and pay it forward with your efforts in mind when they do.

We all have someone who inspires us to achieve greatness, or maybe even reach the finish line.  Who will you share your Inspiration Coin with?

  • Family Member
  • Teacher
  • Military Veteran
  • Co-Worker
  • Friend
  • Stranger

The choice is yours.  You just have to finish to earn it.


Published December 19, 2019   [No Comments]   –   Categories: Uncategorized

Marathon Course to Utilize the Jack A. Markell Trail

The New Route will Eliminate the Double Loop Marathon Course by Using the Jack A. Markell Trail

The 2019 Delaware Marathon will include a significant route update!  We are finalizing some course changes that will affect the full marathon and team relay courses.  Based on runner feedback from last year we’ve eliminated the old two-loop marathon course.  The marathon course will continue to run through some of the most scenic parts of downtown Wilmington but the changes will unify the full, half and team relay courses so everyone uses the same routes for the first 13 miles.   There will be no significant changes to the half marathon course.

The second half of the marathon course will utilize much of the newly opened Jack Markell Trail. The trail connects the Wilmington Riverfront and New Castle Battery Park along an off-road pathway consisting of elevated boardwalk, and paved pathways. The trail winds past many popular destinations, including the Wilmington Riverfront, the DuPont Environmental Education Center, the Christina River and the historic sites of New Castle.

 The new course will be USATF certified and satisfy requirements for those looking to qualify for the Boston Marathon.

 Stay tuned for more details, course maps and turn-by-turn directions that will be announced in the coming weeks.

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photo credits: Mike Morris/Delaware Greenways

Published January 17, 2019   [No Comments]   –   Categories: Uncategorized

Train & Stay Motivated with our Strava Group

Strava is a social fitness network that is used to track running, and other activities using GPS data. Strava is a great platform to connect with other runners and stay motivated regardless of your training plan. Our Frederick Running Festival club allows you access the race routes, specific training segments, and stay in the loop on upcoming training events, as well as to connect with others who will be participating in the Frederick Running Festival.

Highlights from our club participants are automatically posted to the website training tab and you may find your self leading the pack!

Stay motivated and join the Frederick Running Festival Strava Team here!


Published January 9, 2019   [No Comments]   –   Categories: Uncategorized

Big Freakin’ News About a New Freakin’ Challenge

Corrigan Sports Announces the Big Freakin' Deal, a Spring race challenge for those who complete any race of any distance at the Baltimore 10-Miler ("B"), the Frederick Running Festival ("F") and the Delaware Running Festival ("D").  Finishers of all 3 BFD events will receive an extra medal that will show off the fact that you are a Big Freakin' Deal. 


The BFD is a Spring Race Challenge for those who want to prove that they are a Big Freakin' Deal.  Runners must complete any race distance at the Delaware Running Festival (April 28, 2019), Frederick Running Festival (May 4-5, 2019) and the Baltimore 10-Miler (June 1, 2019).


Runners who complete all 3 races get an extra Big Freakin' Medal to add to their collection.  In addition, those who register for the BFD Challenge as a bundle save up to $5 per race.  That's $15 off when you sign up as a bundle.  Other surprise offers will come throughout the Spring.


Select the bundle with your preferred race distances from any of the 3 race registration sites.  The discount will be built into the cost.  All questions including premium sizing will be asked during the one transaction, making it super easy to get signed up. REGISTER HERE.


Following the Baltimore Ten Miler, you will receive your BFD medal for completing the 3 races.  The medal is one you will definitely want to feature in your display case... Or around your neck for a few weeks following the race.  It features two spinners and is extra BLINGY!  It is 8" long and weighs more than a pound!

Let's dream a little...   First, you run the Half in Delaware, you earn 1 medal.  Then you run the Nut Job in Frederick and earn 3 more medals.  Finally, you run the Baltimore 10-Miler and get your finisher medal plus your BFD medal, too.  That is 6 glorious medals earned over three race weekends in 3 different months.  That's on top of the 4 awesome race premiums you will also earn! Not a bad haul!

And DON'T FORGET, if you sign up at the same time using the Bundle Option on the website, you will save up to $15 Off compared to registering for the races separately. (Note:  If you decide later that you really are a BFD but have already registered for one or more of the required races without using the bundle option, no problem.  Simply register for your required races separately and use THIS FORM to link your entries.  The deadline to link your entries is May 1.)

APRIL 28, 2019

Full Marathon
Team Relay

May 4-5, 2019

Team Relay
Nut Job Challenge
Twilight 5K (Sat.)

June 1, 2019




Published November 29, 2018   [No Comments]   –   Categories: Uncategorized

Earn Cash & Prizes for Bringing Your Friends

Invite your friends to join you at the Delaware Running Festival. If you get 5 friends to sign up using your special referral link that is contained in your confirmation email , you will receive a refund of up to $25.00 as our Thank You!

PLUS if you refer 10 or more friends you will earn an exclusive gifts like an Under Armour backpack, Native Eyewear Sunglasses or an Garmin Watch! These gift items are ONLY available through our referral program so don’t miss out on the opportunity! Rewards are cumulative so you can earn ALL the prizes if you keep recruiting!

Referred registrants MUST use the unique URL that is contained in your confirmation email in order to receive credit for their entry. The system will keep track of your referrals through this link and cannot be added retroactively. Cash refund will go back to the credit card you used when you registered. Refund amount is limited to the amount paid (so if your entry fee was less than $25, you will only receive what you paid back). Referral Rewards program is not valid for Kids Fun Run or Charity Team registrations. If you are signing with a Charity Team, you are not eligible for cash refunds or any prizes.

Published July 25, 2018   [No Comments]   –   Categories: Uncategorized

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