The Delaware Marathon Running Festival is excited to offer the opportunity for non-profit organizations to utilize our event for your fundraising purposes.

For more information on our Run for a Cause Program, please email us.

Delaware College Scholars

Delaware College Scholars (DCS) was founded in 2014 as the first of its kind public/private partnership in the state, and Delaware’s only tuition-FREE college preparatory and persistence program for high-achieving public-school students from low-income families. Unlike any other, DCS is a 7-year program with a 3-year RESIDENTIAL component. Beginning the summer after 10th grade, accepted scholars receive both summer intensive and year-round support in the form of college-style classes via roundtable Socratic seminars, academic sessions focused on English and math mastery, college visits to over a dozen campuses, a dynamic student cohort model, one-on-one college advisement, and college workshops focused on topics like SAT prep and financial aid. Once in college, scholars benefit from regular and on-campus check-ins with DCS college persistence staff. This one-on-one relationship continues for the next 4-5 years through scholars’ successful college graduation. No other organization in Delaware provides this level of personalized scholar support for high-achieving students from families of low-income.

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Your Child’s Precious Heart – Our Promise

Please consider running to support the Cardiac Center at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. Your registration with Nemours for the Delaware Marathon Running Festival means you share our hope of helping tiny hearts grow strong and healthy so that our kids can run these races alongside of us someday! You can help make a difference to the patients and families served at Nemours. How? Let us tell you.

The Nemours Cardiac Center, based at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., is a national leader in pediatric cardiac care. We specialize in children’s heart disease, from the simplest to the most complex. From before birth through the teen years, your child can get all of the services related to heart care here at the Nemours Cardiac Center — in one place, at one time.

At the Nemours Cardiac Center, what truly sets us apart is our personalized, family-centered approach. We recognize that you and your child will experience challenges as you embark on this journey. We’ll be with you every step of the way, helping you understand and cope with your child’s diagnosis and treatment, and assisting you with the complexities throughout your child’s care.


Be sure to connect with us!

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