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Lederhosen Half Marathon

Sat September 29, 2018 Newark, DE US 19711 Directions
Celebrate Oktoberfest with 13.1 through Newark.
Market East Plaza - Fusion Fitness Center
280 East Main Street
Newark, DE US 19711

Crown Prince Ludwig, later to become King Ludwig I, was married to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen on 12th October 1810.

The citizens of Munich were invited to attend the festivities held on the fields in front of the city gates to celebrate the happy royal event. 

Horse races in the presence of the Royal Family marked the close of the event that was celebrated as a festival for the whole of Bavaria. The decision to repeat the horse races in the subsequent year gave rise to the tradition of the Oktoberfest.

So we invite you on Saturday September 29th to race 13.1 miles around Newark DE, eat Bratwurst, enjoy a Lager at Klondike Kate's, and celebrate Oktoberfest with us.

Course Map

USATF Certified Course

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.

Runners SWAG

All participants will receive the following:

Custom bib

Long Sleeve Performance Shirt

Custom Finisher Medal

Lederhosen Stein

Post Race Party at Klondike Kate's on Main Street featuring Oktoberfest themed food and Lager.

*all participants will receive 3 Lager tickets on their bib


We highly recommend parking in the Newark High School parking lot and walking to the starting line. (map is below)

You can also park in any of the municipal lots in the city.  However they charge for these lots.

Click the link for an interactive map.

City of Newark Parking Map

*please do not park in the private parking lots.  you will be subject to tow.

Packet Pick Up

Pre Packet Pick Up

Friday September 28th from 5pm till 7pm at Fusion Fitness Center

280 East Main Street Suite 118 Newark DE 19711

Day of Packet Pick Up

Saturday September 29th from 630am till 730am at Fusion Fitness Center

280 East Main Street Suite 118 Newark DE 19711

Post Race Celebration

We will have an Oktoberfest themed post race celebration at Klondike Kate's on Main Street.  

After you complete this amazing 13.1 mile course, just walk a short couple of blocks down Main Street to enjoy some Oktoberfest inspired food, Lagers, and Live Music.

What about friends and family?  They can join in the fun also.

All friends and family can purchase a post race party bracelet at the door for just $20.  It will include food and three Lager tickets.

Post Race party starts at 930am till 1230pm.


Awards and Age Groups
Overall Awards -
Awards will be given to the top 3 overall men and women finishers in the Half Marathon. The Overall category will be scored using GUN time.  If you are planning to be in contention for one of these top awards, you must start at the front of corral 1.
1st Male/Female - $100   2nd Male/Female - $75  3rd Male/Female - $50
Masters Awards (ages 40 and over)
Awards will be given to overall masters men and women finisher in the Half Marathon.  The Masters category will also be scored using GUN time.  If you are planning to be in contention for this award, you must start at the front of corral 1.  
Overall Masters Male/Female - $50
Age Group Awards
Awards will be given to the top 3 men and women finishers in each age group for the Half Marathon.  The Age Group awards will be scored using CHIP time.  This allows each runner to be scored against all other runners in their age group regardless of where they start in the corrals.
Half Marathon:  14 & Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Over.
Porta Pots and Water Stops - Where are they?

Porta Pot Locations

Start and Finish Line and around Mile 3, 6, 9, and 12.

Water Stop Locations

Before Mile 2, Around Mile 3 and 4.5 Miles when you come out of the neighborhood, around Mile 6, around Mile 7, around Mile 10, around Mile 12, and Finish Line.

*Gatorade will be at Mile 3/4.5 stop, Mile 6, and Mile 10.

Lederhosen Half Marathon - Charity Partners

We have six amazing charity partners for this event.  When you register please remember to choose one of our partners to receive a portion of your registration fee.

You can find out more about our charity partners by clicking on their name below.

The Delaware Kids Fund

Exceptional Care for Children

Lori's Hands

FOP Lodge 4 - Newark DE Disaster Relief Fund

March of Dimes

Newark Bike Project

Post Race Recovery and Massage Area

Once you cross the finish line we will have a post race recovery area with University of Delaware Physical Therapy Department and also local massage therapists.

Check out their website here:

University of Delaware Physical Therapy Department 

Body Ease Therapy

Finisher Medal

2018 Lederhosen Half Marathon Finisher Medal.

This medal also doubles as a bottle opener.

Participants Custom Beer Boot Stein

Bring your BOOT to Klondike Kate's and fill it up with BEER!

Is your state going to represent at the Lederhosen Half Marathon?

Thank you to everyone who is traveling to Delaware to participate in the Inaugural Lederhosen Half Marathon.

The states in green will be representing this year.  Let us know if we missed your state.

Need a place to store your stuff during the race?

We have you covered.  You can drop you bag, keys, etc at the front desk of Fusion Fitness Center from 6:30am till 8:00am on race morning.

Just remember to show them your bib at drop off and pick up.

We will not be responsible for items left and not picked up after the race.

Host Hotel - Newark Courtyard Marriott

We are pleased to have the Courtyard Marriott as out host hotel.  Not only do they have an amazing staff but probably some of the best crab cakes you have ever tasted.

The hotel has a shuttle that can bring you to the starting line.

When you make your reservation mention the Lederhosen Half Marathon for special pricing.

Half Marathon pricing is $139 plus 8% Delaware Lodging Tax for single or double rooms.

You can check out their website here: 


1. What are the time limits for the races? Is the race walker friendly?

Walkers are welcome in all the races if they can meet the required course time limit.  The 13.1 mile course is open for 3.5 hours.  After that we cannot guarantee police, course marshals, or water stops.

2. Will I receive a refund if I cannot attend?

Fusion Racing does NOT process refunds for events..  

3. I’m registered to run and I’ll be pushing a Rider in an adaptive running chair on the race course.  How do I sign up my Rider to get a Rider Bib?

Only people with a bib will be permitted on the race course.  Riders will need to register for a Rider Bib through their pushers registration, at no charge, by visiting the registration table during packet pick up.  Please ask for a Fusion Staff Member.

Please email fusioninclusionde@gmail.com so we know how many adaptive chairs to expect at the race and we can provide special instructions.

4.Are baby joggers or strollers allowed during the race?

If you choose to run with a baby jogger, you must seed yourself in the last corral–behind all other runners. It is your responsibility to make sure your baby jogger does not impede other runners, and you must take extra precaution to ensure your safety, your child’s safety, and the safety of the runners around you. We reserve the right to pull any participant from the race who is endangering other runners or themselves.

To get a rider bib for your baby jogger or stroller please ask for you at packet pick up.

5.Why do I need to register for a Rider Bib and what do I get with my Rider Bib?

For your continued safety, it’s important that race officials are aware of each person on the race course.  In a medical situation, your emergency contact information will be obtained from your rider bib.  Rider bibs give you access to the race course only.  Riders do not receive any race swag, including but not limited to; race shirt, medal, finisher item, finisher food, etc.  A rider is permitted to register, at the current registration rate, as a race participant instead of as a Rider if he/she wishes to enjoy all of the race benefits.

6.Are pets permitted on the course?

For the safety of the participants and spectators, pets are not permitted in any of the Fusion Racing races.

7.Are headphones (iPods, mp3 players, etc) allowed during the race?

Headphones are allowed for any runner who is not competing for a cash prize (if a cash prize is associated with the race).

However, we do strongly encourage that participants abstain from using headphones during the race.

8.Can I wear someone else's bib who cannot make the race?

It is imperative that the registration data associated with your race number does in fact belong to you, the participant.

While wearing someone else’s bib may seem harmless to the parties perpetrating the unauthorized bib transfer, it does convey serious consequences to the organizers and participant field alike.

From race results to finishers’ awards being impacted as well as medical staff being able to correctly identify participants in need of treatment, it is imperative that the registration data associated with your race number does in fact belong to you, the participant.

Thus, if race organizers become aware that a runner has participated in one of our events with a bib that is not registered to that runner, both the runner and the person to whom the bib is registered will be prohibited from participating in subsequent Fusion Racing events for a minimum of two years.

Race Website

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Refer 3 or more participants and get a refund of up to $15.00.


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