Dare Devil Challenge

Runners love a challenge. Add a little BLING as the motivation and Game On!  The Delaware Running Festival dares you to take part in this running challenge by completing two races in the SAME DAY.  3 Medals, 2 Races, 1 Hell of a Good Time.

What do I have to do?

Complete the 5K and the Full Marathon or Half-Marathon within 7 hours. (Crazy, right?)

When will I do this?

The 5K will start at 7:00AM on Sunday. The full and half marathons start at 8:30AM on Sunday.

What do I get for being a Dare Devil?

  • A special bib
  • An extra medal
  • A savings of up to $5 versus registering for the races separately
  • Two race shirts (one for each race distance)
  • A reason to say “I am truly a Dare Devil!”

So you get 3 Medals, 2 Race Shirts and 1 Hell of a Good Time!

2018 Dare Devil medal.

How do I register?

From the online registration page of the website, you will see a special category called the Dare Devil! Select this category to enroll in both the 5K and full-marathon or half-marathon at once and receive your special Dare Devil discount.

But what if I’m already registered for the 5K or the Full/Half Marathon?

Register for the other race and COMPLETE THIS FORM to let us know you are now eligible. We will make the adjustment in our system manually. The deadline to merge your race entries is April 12 at 11:59pm. PLEASE NOTE: If you register for the two distances separately, you are not eligible for your discounted rate.

What else should I know before becoming a Dare Devil?

Dare Devil medals will be distributed following the completion of the full and half-marathons. Your 5K medal can be collected either after the 5K or after the full or half marathon. Your special bib will be distributed at the expo and will help our volunteers and everyone else identify you as a Dare Devil participant.


Overall Winners: Trophies will be awarded to the overall male and female champions in both Dare Devil Challenge levels. Champions will be decided based on the combined finishing chip times from the 5k and half/full marathon.

Awards Ceremony: The awards ceremony will take place at the main stage in the center of Tubman Garrett Riverfront Park at 12:00pm. Only the overall winners from the full marathon, half marathon, team relay, Dare Devil, and 5k will be awarded at the ceremony.

Age group awards will not be presented or mailed for the Dare Devil Challenge.

Dare Devil participants are also eligible for awards within each individual race level.