The traditional two loop marathon has been eliminated. The marathon course will continue to run through some of the most scenic parts of downtown Wilmington. Runners will travel across beautiful Brandywine Park on the Brandywine River, along prestigious parkways, through Wilmington's historic neighborhoods and past downtown’s Rodney Square for the first 13 miles. The full, half, and team relay will all use the same course. The second half of the marathon will utilize much of the new Jack A. Markell Trail which connects Riverfront Wilmington with Historic New Castle.
The 2019 marathon field will be capped at 1,000 runners, with a total of 3,000 runners in all events; although the Race Director reserves the right to change the size of the marathon field.
Registration for the Delaware Marathon™ opened on July 28, 2018. Online registration will close April 26, 2019 at 11:59 PM or earlier if the field is filled; registration will be available at the expo if space remains. Please register early as we have sold out in the past.