The Delaware Marathon will start at 7:00 a.m. SHARP from Tubman Garrett Riverfront Park on the historic Wilmington, Delaware Riverfront; the relay marathons and half marathon shortly thereafter. We believe this is your best chance to run a certified 26.2 mile road marathon in Delaware! We are a USATF certified Boston Marathon Qualifier and historically 12% of our marathon runners have qualified for Boston. 2010 Marathon Certification DE 08017LMB; 2009 Half Marathon Certification DE 08016LMB.
The marathon course consists of two half marathon loops. Both loops take you from the Wilmington Riverfront through beautiful Brandywine Park, along Kentmere and Bancroft Parkways, and through the 40 Acres, Wawaset Park and Little Italy neighborhoods of Wilmington before returning via the Wilmington park system and past Rodney Square.
The four person relay course consists of four loops of 6.55 miles each starting at the Riverfront and running on the marathon / half marathon course before turning around just after Lovering Ave. on Kentmere Parkway.
The eight person relay course consists of eight loops of 3.275 miles each starting at the Riverfront and running on the marathon / half marathon course before turning around at the end of the Market Street bridge.
THE MARATHON & HALF MARATHON COURSES ARE USATF CERTIFIED. Yes, the Delaware Marathon is a USATF certified Boston Marathon Qualifier. Historically, 12% of our marathon field has qualified for Boston.