Travel & Accommodations


Airport Shuttle

If you need a ride from the Philadelphia International Airport to your hotel.  We have arranged for a special rate through GO!  The Airport Shuttle.  Click on the logo above or visit the link below for your discounted reservation.

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Hotel Options

We are excited to be partnering with Team Travel Source for hotel accommodations! Team Travel Source has secured the best hotel rooms with the lowest rates for the Delaware Running Festival.

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Rental Cars

Because Corrigan Sports does events all across the nation, we have been able to negotiate special CSE Friends & Family rate that works for the participants in all of our events. Take advantage of our deep group savings by using THIS LINK when renting a vehicle. You can chose to rent with Enterprise or National and still get a great low rate.

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THING TO DO

We know you are coming to Wilmington to participate in the race but while you are here, you may find free time to do some other things around town. There is much to do and see in the beautiful Brandywine Valley, so we hope you can spend several days in Wilmington, Delaware with us.

MAP OF START/FINISH AREA & CELEBRATION VILLAGE

Directions

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Wilmington, Delaware is located midway between New York City & Washington, DC – 100 miles each direction and only 35 minutes from Center City Philadelphia and 60 minutes from Downtown Baltimore.

Rail access:

All north/south Amtrak trains stop at Wilmington Station, more than 55 trains a day.
SEPTA commuter trains stop on their trips from Philadelphia, PA to Newark, DE.

Air access:

Philadelphia International Airport (30 minutes by car)
New Castle County Airport (10 minutes by car)

Take the New Jersey Turnpike South to the Delaware Memorial Bridge. Follow the signs that read South to I-95 & Wilmington/Baltimore. Take I-95 North (not I-495) to Wilmington. Use Exit 6 (Maryland Avenue/MLK Boulevard) and turn right onto Maryland Avenue off the exit ramp. Follow Maryland Avenue to MLK Boulevard, turning right onto MLK. Access to Tubman Park is via S. Market Street or S. French Street (off MLK Blvd) and Rosa Parks Drive.

Take I-95 South to Exit 6 in Wilmington, Delaware (Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.). Turn left at the 4th traffic light onto MLK Blvd. Access to Tubman Park is via S. Market Street or S. French Street (off MLK Blvd) and Rosa Parks Drive.

Take I-95 North into Delaware. Stay towards the left, following I-95 (not I-295 or I-495) to downtown Wilmington Use Exit 6 (Maryland Avenue/MLK Boulevard) and turn right onto Maryland Avenue off the exit ramp. Follow Maryland Avenue to MLK Boulevard, turning right onto MLK. Access to Tubman Park is via S. Market Street or S. French Street (off MLK Blvd) and Rosa Parks Drive.

Take Concord Pike South towards downtown Wilmington. Take I-95 South to Exit 6 in Wilmington, Delaware (Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.). Turn left at the 4th traffic light onto MLK Blvd. Access to Tubman Park is via S. Market Street or S. French Street (off MLK Blvd) and Rosa Parks Drive.

Sheraton: Exiting the hotel garage on the back side of hotel, make a right (one-way) onto W. 10th Street. At the corner, make a Left (one-way) onto N. Washington Street. Proceed down to W. 2nd Street. Cross the traffic light, go down the steep hill, make a left onto MLK Blvd and a right at S. Market Street.

Courtyard: From the front of the hotel, proceed on North West Street until W. 13th Street. Make a Right and proceed until N. King Street. Make a Right and proceed down King Street until MLK Blvd. Make a Right onto MLK and a left at S. Market Street.

PARKING PLAN

CAUTION: S. Market Street at MLK Blvd. and Rosa Parks Drive WILL BE CLOSED ON RACE SUNDAY!


Please arrive early and give yourself adequate time to park, check your gear and get to the starting line. The race starts WILL NOT be delayed.  There is NO parking in Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park lots on race weekend.  These lots are used for race logistics and are closed to public parking on both Saturday and Sunday.

There is plenty of parking within walking distance of the race START.  Paid and free options are listing below. 

There is plenty of parking within walking distance of the race START. Please do not attempt to park at Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park or the Riverfront Market lot as these lots will be closed on race weekend.

We have secured the following parking lots for parking on both Saturday and Sunday.  Runners will pay a discounted rate of $5.00 for all day parking in the garages listed below by presenting your race bib at the point of exit. Runners who fail to show their bib  will be subject to the full parking fee.
  • Christiana Crescent Parking Garage – Enter off MLK and turn right on Justison St.  Garage entrance will be on your left
  • Amtrak Parking Garage – Enter on Market St.  Garage is located between Rosa Parks Drive and Front St
  • Train Station Parking Garage – Enter garage on 2nd St & King St.
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There will be designated handicapped parking spaces in the garages that have been secured for race day parking on Saturday and Sunday.  Participants will pay a discounted rate of $5.00 for all day parking in the garages listed below by presenting your race bib at the point of exit. Runners who fail to show their bib  will be subject to the full parking fee.

  • Christiana Crescent Parking Garage – Enter off MLK and turn right on Justison St.  Garage entrance will be on your left
  • Amtrak Parking Garage – Enter on Market St.  Garage is located between Rosa Parks Drive and Front St
  • Train Station Parking Garage – Enter garage on 2nd St & King St.
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CAUTION: The following parking lots will be CLOSED on Marathon Sunday or are being used by the race organizers. Those allowed to park in these lots must display a special parking pass that will be distributed by the race organizers.

  • Riverfront Market Lot at S. Shipley & Water Streets
  • Riverfront Market Overflow Lot at Tubman Garrett Riverfront Park
  • All CAPITAL ONE Lots on Water Street
  • the surface parking lot at the end of S. French Street behind Amtrak Station/CAPITAL ONE Pennsylvania Building
  • Gated Surface Lot for Delaware Theater Company/Firestones Restaurant at Tatnall & Water Streets

Race Day Traffic

The Delaware Marathon™ Running Festival endeavors to be a good neighbor. Here are some things you need to know about race day traffic.

The Start is at 7:00 am. The Finish is at 1:00 pm. All events start and Finish at Tubman Garrett Riverfront Park at S. Market Street (US 13) and Rosa Parks Drive (Water Street).

Suggested Detours

S. Market Street Bridge: Proceed out E. 4th Street (Rte 9) crossing the Christina River to S. Heald Street to A. Street. Return to Route 13S.

From PA – Rte 52 South (blockage at N. Bancroft Parkway): – Right onto Greenhill Avenue to W. 4th Street or to Lancaster Avenue. (Do not cut through West 11th Street, MacDonough Drive, or West 7th Street or you will have to cross the course)

From Downtown – Rte 52 North: (blockage at N. Bancroft Parkway) – Left onto N. DuPont Street to Lancaster Avenue, right onto Greenhill Ave to PA Ave North. Vehicle traffic will be funneled to one lane.

From Rockford Park South at Delaware Art Museum: Right onto Woodlawn Avenue to Delaware Ave. (Note: runners proceed on Bancroft Parkway all the way from Kentmere Parkway to West 9th Street)

From North Wilmington (blockage at the North Market Street bridge): Right onto W. 18th Street up to Washington St. Left on Washington Street and across the Washington Street bridge into downtown Wilmington.

Union Street at Ninth Street: the runners cross Union Street at Ninth Street and proceed to Fourth Street. They return via Lincoln Street from Fourth Street to Ninth Street. Expect delays in this area. Vehicle traffic will be funneled to one lane. Your best option is to stay on PA Ave, turn left onto Greenhill Ave, and turn left onto Lancaster Ave. Remember, the runners run on Union, Lincoln and Bancroft.

Best Option from I-95 to reach the Amtrak/Bus Station: I-95 to I-495 North to Rte 13 North to S. Walnut Street. Optional: Take Exit 6 (MLK Blvd) off I-95, left onto N. West Street right on W. 4th Street, (cross the running course at 4th & King), right onto Poplar St, right onto E 2nd Street, left on S. French Street.