In order to use RunSignup, your browser must accept cookies. Otherwise, you will not be able to register for races or use other functionality of the website.
However, your browser doesn't appear to allow cookies by default.
If you still see this message after clicking the link, then your browser settings are likely set to not allow cookies.
Please try enabling cookies. You can find instructions at
Event is cancelled due to COVID-19
HI Summer Solstice Runners,
Thank you for patiently waiting to hear from us on the outcome of the Summer Solstice Running Festival this year.
Even though the gathering bans are starting to get lifted, it still does not leave us in a good position to try and safely host this event this year.
For many reason we just do not feel it would be a great experience for the runners.
With that being said we have decided to cancel the Summer Solstice Running Festival for 2020.
Every participant will receive a 100% refund on their registration.
If you made a donation to one of the charities, that money will go directly to them.
Please allow us one week to refund all the participants as it is a process to do so.
You should see the money in your accounts by Monday or Tuesday of next week.
Thank you for understanding.
It was not an easy decision for us to make as we have been working on this event for many months. Please stay safe and we hope to see you very soon.
Nic & Team Fusion
108 West Main Street
Deer Park Tavern
Newark, DE US 19711
Lace up those sneakers and run into the longest day of the year.
Choose between the half marathon or 8K.
No matter what your distance of choice is, there is no better way to celebrate the onset of Summer.
Post race head back to the famous Deer Park Tavern to cheers your fellow runners with a cold brew or a signature Summer Solstice cocktail.
Post Race Celebration
Join us back at the famous Deer Park Tavern for a post race celebration to remember.
Summer Solstice Cocktails.
Post Race party starts at 8:30am till 11:30am.
*Must have a bib or party ticket to enter the party.
All runners will receive:
Summer Solstice Performance Shirt
Custom Race Bib
Post Race Celebration
3 Drink Tickets
*Half Marathoners will also receive a Fusion Racing Beach Towel
All participants who cross the finish line will earn a finisher medal.
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!
Awards & Age Groups
Half Marathon Age Group Awards
Overall Master Male/Female
19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Over.
8K Age Group Awards Overall Male/Female Overall Master Male/Female 19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Over.
Half Marathon - Course Map
Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.
Important information for participants.
Like this page and invite your friends on
Race Participant Survey
Please complete the following survey to help us better understand your race experience.