Overall Rating
Overall Rating (7 Reviews)
4.3
(7 Ratings)(7 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
1.1
SCENERY
4.1
PRODUCTION
4.3
SWAG
3.7
The Coastal Delaware Running Festival will consist of a 5k on Saturday and a 9K, Half Marathon & a Full Marathon (Boston Qualifier) on Sunday. All four courses are flat and fast and take in the most beautiful landmarks of coastal Delaware, including a Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk start and finish, … MORE
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    LauraRoth FIRST-TIMER '19

    This was my 9th marathon and probably the "easiest" (is any marathon really easy?) course I've run so far. The course was really beautiful - some earlier miles we ran … MORE

    This was my 9th marathon and probably the “easiest” (is any marathon really easy?) course I’ve run so far. The course was really beautiful – some earlier miles we ran through a state park and later miles were on a trail which was very nice for my aching legs. The race started right on time at 7am. The volunteers were amazing! Cheering everyone on and helped me get water to refill my bottle. They were all upbeat and smiling and I was so appreciative of that. They handed out Gu at 3 different spots and around mile 21 they had gummy bears and M&M’s. Not much crowd support if you need that but I really don’t. After the race they had a party for the runners at Grotto Pizza with unlimited Pizza, salad, pasta, chicken fingers and 3 beers! It was so much fun! The weather started off mid 50’s and misting but cleared up and was mostly overcast and 60. I loved everything about this race and I highly recommend it!

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    5
    SCENERY
    5
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    4

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    vdev3 FIRST-TIMER '19

    Beautiful course with lots of changing scenery and running surfaces. Some out and backs so you could see front runners. Nice after party and great medal! MORE

    Beautiful course with lots of changing scenery and running surfaces. Some out and backs so you could see front runners. Nice after party and great medal!

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    4
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    4
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    4

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    sparrowsgirl FIRST-TIMER '15

    This a good-sized running festival along the coastal towns of Delaware. A flat, uncomplicated course along boardwalks, through cute towns, and pretty residential areas. The after-party featured a nice buffet … MORE

    This a good-sized running festival along the coastal towns of Delaware. A flat, uncomplicated course along boardwalks, through cute towns, and pretty residential areas. The after-party featured a nice buffet of food. Parking was a bit of a mess.

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    1
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    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4

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    amw5471 FIRST-TIMER '18

    The expo was in the Rehoboth convention center. There was only one volunteer per race handing out bibs and two volunteers per shirt so there was a huge bottleneck there. … MORE

    The expo was in the Rehoboth convention center. There was only one volunteer per race handing out bibs and two volunteers per shirt so there was a huge bottleneck there. The for purchase race swag was surprisingly diverse for such a small race. The race swag bag featured a cotton t shirt, glassware with the race logo, and a magnet with the race logo. At the finish you receive a trucker hat. I would have rather received less swag and a technical t shirt.

    The race started at 7 am for the marathon. It was very low key to get to the start and into your corral. There were pacers available and lovely to chat with.

    The race started and ended on the boardwalk with a view of the ocean in Rehoboth. The race wound through the parks to the small beach towns in the area, even including a stop at dairy queen. There was little to no elevation other than the canal bridge near Lewes. Water stops were abundant and many featured snacks. The finish on the boards was fun and I feel like it was a great low key race to dip my feet into the marathon pool.

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    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    3

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    Jenlovestorun FIRST-TIMER '17

    Expo was not great; course is pretty and near the water; great town with a lot of great restaurants; love being near the beach!; Course was flat. MORE

    Expo was not great; course is pretty and near the water; great town with a lot of great restaurants; love being near the beach!; Course was flat.

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    karenfuss FIRST-TIMER '16

    This was a beautiful race along the coast in Delaware, running alone the boardwalk twice, and I especially loved running by the WWII towers and through Cape Henlopen State Park. … MORE

    This was a beautiful race along the coast in Delaware, running alone the boardwalk twice, and I especially loved running by the WWII towers and through Cape Henlopen State Park. I saw three large bucks cross the course going through the park, which was a little scary but neat. I liked the swag and thought it was very well organized, and the afterparty on the beach was very nice, with food for racers and spectators. I was able to relax and dip my feet in the very cold bay at that point. This was my first marathon.

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    1
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    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    aruskiewicz FIRST-TIMER '16

    -This was by far the smallest marathon I’ve run to date with only 528 finishers. I’m definitely glad I did it, and everything was very well organized logistically and ran … MORE

    -This was by far the smallest marathon I’ve run to date with only 528 finishers. I’m definitely glad I did it, and everything was very well organized logistically and ran extremely smoothly on race weekend. This was only the 2nd year of this race, but you’d never know it. My performance wasn’t what I hoped, but that was only part of the experience. I doubt I’d do it again just because of the location and the fact that it’s not the type of race I normally gravitate toward, but if you’re looking for a Delaware marathon, you can’t go wrong here.

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