Summer Solstice Running Festival

Sat June 20, 2020 Newark, DE 19711 US Directions

Summer Solstice - Half Marathon

7:00AM EDT - 11:30AM EDT

Summer Solstice - 8K

7:00AM EDT - 11:30AM EDT
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.

Delicious Food.

Cold Beer.

Summer Solstice Cocktails.

Live Music.

Post Race party starts at 8:30am till 11:30am.

*Must have a bib or party ticket to enter the party.

Runners Amentities

All runners will receive:

Summer Solstice Performance Shirt

Custom Race Bib

Finisher Medal

Post Race Celebration

3 Drink Tickets

*Half Marathoners will also receive a Fusion Racing Beach Towel

Finisher Medals

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 Male/Female 

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

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Important information for participants.

Race Website

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