Delaware Running Festival

NEW DATE: Saturday June 12, 2021 & Sunday June 13, 2021 Wilmington, DE 19801 US Directions RaceJoy Ready
The Original Delaware Marathon
Countdown to Race Day
A Scenic 26.2 mile course


$130 06/13 7:00AM EDT
149 spots left. Price increases after June 11, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
A 13.1 Mile Tour of Wilmington

Half Marathon

$115 06/13 7:00AM EDT
215 spots left. Price increases after June 11, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
3.1 Miles along the waterfront


345 spots left. Price increases after June 11, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
4 Members compete the marathon course

Team Relay

$260 06/13 7:00AM EDT
101 spots left. Price increases after June 11, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Kids Fun Run

$15.00 06/12 7:35AM - 9:00AM EDT
Events: Kids Fun Run- 7 & Under Kids Fun Run - Age 8 to 12

Virtual Races

$40.00 - $160.00 04/24 - 04/25 7:35AM - 7:35AM EDT
Events: Virtual Full Marathon Virtual Half Marathon Virtual Team Relay Virtual 5K
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

Tubman Garrett Riverfront Park
S Market & Rosa Parks Dr
Wilmington, DE US 19801

Experience a scenic race course that takes you throughout historic downtown Wilmington. “The course has a lot of variety, and gives visitors a tour of many of the most interesting and beautiful parts of the city,” said one past participant from Pennsylvania.

The 2021 version of the race still travels across beautiful Brandywine Park on the Brandywine River, along prestigious parkways, through historic neighborhoods of Wilmington and past downtown’s Rodney Square but without some of the confusing turns and crossovers.  Choose from a full marathon, half-marathon, 4-person relay, 5k or kids fun run-- all on the same day this year.  Bring a friend to take advantage of our referral rewards to earn cash and gear. Non-runners can join us at start/finish line at Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park for a great party with live music, vendors and activities for the whole family.

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 10%-12% of our marathon runners have qualified for the Boston Marathon. 

Race Contact Info

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Available for Apple and Android devices.

Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Delaware Running Festival.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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