Sat March 25, 2023 Newark, DE 19711 US Directions
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First State Half Marathon

$89 8:00AM EDT - 12:30PM EDT Price increases after February 28, 2023 at 11:59pm EST

First State 10K

$69 8:00AM EDT - 12:30PM EDT Registration ends March 24, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT

Party Ticket ONLY - Friends and Family

$20 10:00AM EDT - 12:30PM EDT Registration ends March 24, 2023 at 12:59pm EDT
Place
108 West Main Street
Deer Park Tavern
Newark, DE US 19711
Description

Join us on Saturday March 25th for the Second Annual 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

Half Marathon - Performance Gender Specific Long Sleeve Shirt & Race Hat

*****After March 6th shirts are unisex*****

10K - Gender Specific T-shirt

*****After March 6th shirts are unisex*****

Finisher Medal

Post Race Celebration at Deer Park

Food/Drinks

Entertainment

finisher medal

All participants (both 10K and Half Marathon) will receive a Finisher Medal.

*The center image spins :)

CLICK HERE FOR COURSE MAP
*Map is for directional purposes only

USATF Certified Course: DE22001JLW

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.

PDF

CLICK HERE FOR COURSE MAP
*Map is for directional purposes only

Family & Friend Party Ticket

Friends and Family can join at the After Party by purchasing a Party Ticket. 

Party Tickets are available at the door to the After Party for $20. Let the volunteer know you need to purchase one.

If you have already purchased a party ticket, it will be available at the door to the After Party. Let the volunteer know that you pre-purchased one.

Ticket includes: 2 drink tickets, food & entertainment.

awards and age groups

Half Marathon Awards:

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.

 

10K Awards:

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

Bibs and Packets can be picked up on Friday (3.24) from 5 - 7PM at the Courtyard Marriott.
Their address is:
400 David Hollowell Drive Newark, Delaware 19716
*You can have someone else pick up your packet. 

Day of Packet Pick Up

Day of Packet Pick Up will be located at the Deer Park Tavern from 7:00am till 7:45am.

Half Marathon and 10K start at 8:00am sharp.

108 West Main Street

Newark DE 19711

 

How do I get to the starting line from the Deer Park?
Day of Events

Saturday March 25th

Check In - Packet Pick Up

Deer Park Tavern - 108 West Main Street Newark DE 19711

7am till 7:45am

Half Marathon and 10K - Orchard Road

8am start

Post Race Celebration - Deer Park Tavern

10am till 12:30pm

Local Hotels

Group Rate @ SpringHill Suites Newark Downtown
402 Ogletown Road Newark, Delaware 19711

+1 302-273-1000

Book your group rate for First State Half Marathon

Start Date: Friday, March 24, 2023
End Date: Sunday, March 26, 2023
Last Day to Book: Friday, February 24, 2023

SpringHill Suites Newark Downtown for 165 USD - 185 USD per night
Book your group rate for First State Half Marathon 

Water and Gatorade Stations

There will be three stations on the course.

Two of the stations you will be able to stop at twice.

Station #1 and #5 are located before Mile 2 and after Mile 11 on the James Hall Trail.

Station #2 and #4 are located after Mile 4 and after Mile 9 on Apple Road.

Station #3 is at the turn around point on Barksdale Road.

Porta Pots

Locations of porta pots.

1. Deer Park Tavern - Check in and Post Race Party.

2. Around Mile 2.5 when you come off the James Hall Trail and turn onto Devon.  You will be able to hit this location again around Mile 10.5.

3. Around Mile 4.5 on Apple Road.  You will be able to hit this location again around Mile 9.

4. At the turn around on Barksdale Road.

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

FUSION RUNNING CLUB MEMBERS GET 10% OFF REGISTRATION

To become an Fusion Running Club member click HERE.

*Starting 1/1/23

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