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Delaware Marathon Running Festival 2020

The largest running event in Delaware takes over the streets of Wilmington

The Delaware Marathon and Running Festival take place every April at Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park in Wilmington, Delaware. The scenic course will take runners from the park through Wilmington downtown, in particular, Rodney Square, Brandywine Park on the Brandywine River, and historical Jack A. Markell Trail which connects Riverfront with New Castle.

The highlights of the course include the Kalmar Nyckel Tall Ship, the Tubman Garrett Riverfront Park Welcome Arch, and The Brandywine Swinging Bridge. Runners usually turn around at New Castle Elementary School. There are about 15 water stops along the way ot keep the participants hydrated.

The Delaware Marathon and Running Festival sees about 3,000 runners in a marathon, half-marathon, relay, and 5K race. Marathoners are required to complete a 42-km (26.2 mi) course in 6 hours. The race starts at 7 a.m. Running Festival and the awards ceremony for the race is held in Tubman Garrett Riverfront Park starting from noon. Prizes are awarded to the winners of marathon, half marathon, team relay, Dare Devil, and 5K winners.