Sat March 26, 2022 Newark, DE 19711 US Directions
Countdown to Race Day

First State Half Marathon

$89 8:00AM EDT - 12:30PM EDT Price increases after January 31, 2022 at 11:59pm EST

Party Ticket ONLY - Friends and Family

$20 10:00AM EDT - 12:30PM EDT Registration ends March 26, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT
108 West Main Street
Deer Park Tavern
Newark, DE US 19711

Join us on Saturday March 26th for the Inaugural First State Half Marathon.

Set in the iconic town of Newark DE, you will run/walk through the town, neighborhoods and paved trails.

Don't miss this opportunity log some miles and celebrate you accomplishment with friends at the famous Deer Park Tavern.

runners amenities

Custom Race Bib

Performance Gender Specific Long Sleeve Shirt

First State Half Marathon Hat

Finisher Medal
Post Race Celebration at Deer Park


finisher medal

All participants who cross the finish line will earn a finisher medal.

*image coming soon

awards and age groups

Overall Male/Female 
Overall Master Male/Female 

Top 3 Male/Female in each age group:
19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Over.

Where do I park?

There is plenty of parking around Newark.
Across from the Deer Park Tavern is a University of Delaware Parking Garage.
*This is a pay first garage.
Here is an interactive map for all the municipal lots in Newark.  CLICK HERE!

Pre Packet Pick Up

*Details coming soon!

Day of Events

Saturday March 26th

Check In - Packet Pick Up

Deer Park Tavern - 108 West Main Street Newark DE 19711

7am till 7:45am

Half Marathon - Orchard Road

8am start

Post Race Celebration - Deer Park Tavern

10am till 12:30pm

*Friends and Family can join the post race celebration by purchasing a party ticket online or at the door.

where should i stay?

Coming in from out of town and need to find a hotel?

We have you covered.

Our friends at the Courtyard Marriott are the host hotel for the half marathon.

Click here for your discounted room rate.

Book your group rate for First State Half Marathon

Last Day to Book: Thursday, February 24, 2022
Hotel(s) offering your special group rate:
Courtyard Newark-University of Delaware for $119.00 + tax USD per night

*The is no shuttle from the hotel to the starting line.  However it is just a short walk (0.5 miles) if you do not want to drive your car.

*Walking directions

What is the course time limit?

The course has a cut off time of 3.5 hours.

There will be a sweeper walking the course to maintain this pace.  If they happen to pass you, they will ask you to move to the sidewalks for your safety as we have to relieve the police and volunteers at 3.5 hours.

Friends of Fusion Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides immediate assistance and support for children and first responders in the state of Delaware. They also support organizations which provide support to the same population.
*Children must be under the age of 18

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

*Important information all participants should know


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