Delaware Running Festival

Sun August 2, 2020 Wilmington, DE US 19801 Directions
The Original Delaware Marathon
Countdown to Race Day
A Scenic 26.2 mile course


$130 7:00AM EDT Price increases after July 31, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT
A 13.1 Mile Tour of Wilmington

Half Marathon

$115 7:00AM EDT Price increases after July 31, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT
3.1 Miles along the waterfront


$45 7:30AM EDT Price increases after July 31, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT
4 Members compete the marathon course

Team Relay

$260 7:00AM EDT Price increases after July 31, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT
Same Finish Line As Adults

Kids Fun Run- 7 & Under

$15 9:00AM EDT Registration ends August 1, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

Kids Fun Run - Age 8 to 12

$15 7:35AM EDT Registration ends August 1, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT
Race Postponed to August 2, 2020

The Delaware Running Festival has been RESCHEDULED to Sunday, August 2, 2020. Just like the rest of the world, the running community is reacting to the coronavirus pandemic as we receive new information daily. CSE appreciates everyone’s patience and understanding as we navigate these unchartered waters and do what is best for our runners and for the city as a whole.

Selecting a new date that works for all parties including the venue, police, medical and other city services is not an easy task.  However, CSE felt like it was worth the extra effort because we know how important racing is to our participants.  That said, you do have options should our new date not work for your schedule.

At this time, we are offering current Delaware Running Festival registrants 3 options: 

If you want to run on August 2, 2020 - there is nothing that you need to do on your end. Your registration will automatically be transferred to the new date!

- If you cannot run on Aug 2, you can defer your entry until next year’s event to be held on April 25, 2021. 
- From March 19 through May 15 we are waiving our normal deferral fees. After May 15, the regular deferment fee of $25 will be charged.
- To complete your deferral, follow these steps: 

- Take on our Virtual Challenge and transfer your 2020 race entry into a Virtual Run.  You can run the distance you registered for on your own and we will ship your race shirt and medal. 
- Packages to be mailed after May 1 and may take 2-3 weeks to reach your home)
- To choose the virtual option, follow these steps NO LATER THAN May 1

  • Log into RunSignup and go to your profile:
  • Under the Upcoming Events section, click MANAGE REGISTRATION next to your Delaware Running Festival Registration
  • Click ADD-ONS tab
  • Select the GO VIRTUAL add-on and provide the mailing address to have your gear shipped
  • Click Confirm Payment

Per our policy which every runner agrees to during the online registration process, CSE does not offer registration refunds. This article explains why: 


•     If you are part of a CHARITY GROUP runner or member of a CORPORATE WELLNESS TEAM, contact your group’s captain.

•     If you signed up through a third party ( and not a charity group or corporate wellness team) or at an expo: go to this link, enter your email address, and click “Claim”. If there are any unclaimed accounts associated with that email address, you will receive the “Claim Instructions” email within a few minutes.  More help can be found here: 

•     If you have previously deferred your entry, but now wish to participate in the VIRTUAL RUN or on August 2, you will receive an email with a link to a special online form. Your $25 deferment fee which you already paid will be refunded within 20 days.

•     If you have previously deferred your entry to April 25, 2021, and that remains your desire, no action is required on your part.

•     If you are part of the BFD Challenge, you will remain eligible for that award regardless of the option you choose.

We know that our new date will not work for everyone and that the summer time frame can be create additional challenges.  We have already begun talks to add things like additional water stops, cold towels, revised start times and other ideas.  Our staff has worked diligently with city services and key vendors to avoid canceling this year’s running festival. The day is too important to the Delaware community and we’ve done everything within our means to make it still happen.


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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 2020 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. 

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