The Delaware Half-Marathon™

Tubman Garrett Riverfront Park, Wilmington, DE
Sunday, April 24 @ 7:00am

Requirements

Registrants must be 13 years of age and be able to complete the 13.1 mile course in 6 hours.  Those younger than 13 may still be able to participate but must request a waiver by contacting [email protected].

Field Size

The half-marathon field will be capped at 1500 runners, with a total of 3000 runners in all events; although the Race Director reserves the right to change the size of the half-marathon field.

Registration

 Online registration will close April 23, 2022 at 11:59pm or earlier if the field is filled.  In-Person registration will be available at the expo if space remains. Please register early as we have sold out in the past.

Please take the time to confirm the accuracy of the registration information. You may be able to view and edit your registration information by following the instructions HERE.

If we are forced to switch to a virtual event, all participants will have the choice to run virtually or defer their entry to 2023. All virtual runners will receive their medal and UA race shirt in the mail.

NO FAXED OR EMAILED ENTRIES | NO REFUNDS | NO RACE TRANSFERS

HALF MARATHON COURSE

The Delaware Half-Marathon takes you across beautiful Brandywine Park on the Brandywine River, along prestigious parkways, through historic neighborhoods of Wilmington, near the 100 year old tower in Rockford park  and past downtown’s Rodney Square.

COURSE CERTIFICATION NUMBER: DE20001NP

JOIN A SOCIAL TEAM 

Having the support of your friends during your training and race is priceless, but we decided to add an extra incentive! Regardless of when your teammates register, the entire group will get a $10 refund once your team reaches 10 or more members. The refund will go directly back to the card used to  pay for registration. PLUS there’s potential for teams to win extra benefits and deals!

💰 TEAMS OF 10 OR MORE CAN SAVE $10 PER TEAM MEMBER
🎪 TEAMS OF 40 OR MORE GET A TENT AT THE FINISH LINE
🎁 PRIZES FOR THINGS LIKE THE BIGGEST &  FESTIVE TEAMS
 INCREASE THE FUN BY RUNNING TOGETHER
🥇PICK ANY OR ALL THE RACE DISTANCES!

YOUR 2022 MEDAL AND INSPIRATION COIN

The Delaware Running Festival aims to celebrate your entire journey and those who help you get there.

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. Who is your inspiration?  A training partner, a mentor, a friend or family member?  We know it takes a lot of commitment from you and your support group to get you to race day.

More About the Inspiration Coin concept–  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. Challenge coins are a long honored military tradition that are shared and traded among units.   Our Delaware Medal melds these two concepts together.  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 our race. 

WATCH THE SID BUSCH RUN FOR HEROES DOCUMENTARY

2022 RACE PREMIUM

Participants of the Half-Marathon will receive a long-sleeve Under Armour t-shirt! While the men’s premium will be more of a traditional style, the women’s version will have a bit of a twist to our classic design. All long sleeve women tee’s feature a fun pattern on the back and thumbholes to keep sleeves secure.

MEN’S:

  • UA’s original go-to training gear: loose, light, and it keeps you cool. It’s everything you need.
  • UA Tech™ fabric is quick-drying, ultra-soft & has a more natural feel
  • Material wicks sweat & dries really fast
  • Anti-odor technology prevents the growth of odor-causing microbes
  • Many UA Tech™ T’s are made with recycled, traceable polyester & re-use about 5 bottles per shirt

    WOMEN’S:

    • Not your Standard giveaway! This one has some flair!
    • Long sleeve with thumb holes & an embossed design on the upper shoulders
    • Loose Fit: Fuller cut for complete comfort.
    • Lightweight knit fabric with an ultra-soft, natural feel
    • Material wicks sweat & dries really fast
    • Anti-odor technology prevents the growth of odor-causing microbes
    • Drop hem shoulder
    • Dropped, shaped hem for enhanced coverage

    Half-Marathon Awards

    Overall Winners: Trophies will be awarded to the overall male and female champions as well as to the and the second and third place finishers.

    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, 10k and 5k will be awarded at the ceremony. Age group awards will be mailed.

    Age Groups: Prizes go to the top three non-elite male and female age group finishers for the half-marathon in each of the following divisions: 19& Under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35- 39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70+ (NOTE:  There must be a minimum of 5 competitors in a given age group in order for to award to be issues.  The event reserves the right to limit awards if there are less than 5 participants in a given age group.)

    Age group awards will be mailed within a month after the event after finishing times have been verified.

    NO DUPLICATION OF AWARDS


    Results & History

    See past results HERE.

    Read about the extensive event history HERE.