5K

Tubman Garrett Riverfront Park, Wilmington, DE
Sunday, April 6 @ 7:20am

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Once again in 2025, the 5K distance will be an official part of the festivities! The inclusion of this distance ensures that there is a race distance for participants of every ability!

Requirements

You must be 5 years old to race in the 5K race.  Registrants must be able to complete the 3.1 mile course in 1 hour and 30 minutes.  Those under the age of 5 may be able to participate and should request a waiver by contacting [email protected]

Field Size

The 5k field will be limited to 500 participants.  Please register early.

Registration

Online registration will close April 5, 2025, at 11:59pm or earlier if the field is filled. In-Person registration will be available at packet pick up 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. Once registered, you may be able to view and edit your information 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 2026. All virtual runners will receive their medal and UA race shirt in the mail.

 

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

2024 5K Course

This is a new route for the 5k, completely in the city.  The route follows portions of the full and half marathon routes.  We are excited to offer this unique route to those who typically run 5k events in Wilmington.  The route is subject to change at any time.

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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!

THE 2025 MEDALS AND RACE PREMIUMS ARE TBA!

2024 MEDAL

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Delaware Running Festival and we have a special medal in store for our finishers!
The center of the medal is designed to spin, allowing you to showcase two distinctive sides. One side features the distance you conquered, while the other displays a special 20th Anniversary logo. Turn the medal around, and you’ll discover a tribute to all the Wilmington streets our runners cover from the 5k to the Marathon!

 

 

2024 RACE PREMIUMS 

You will commemorate your race day experience with an Under Armour tech tee emblazoned with the special 20th Anniversary logo! This name-brand training shirt does everything you need your quality training gear to do.

5K 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: 16& Under, 17-19, 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 an award to be issued.  The event reserves the right to reduce or eliminate awards in a given age group if there are less than 5 participants.)

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.