Overall Rating
Overall Rating (5 Reviews)
3.4
(5 Ratings)(5 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3.4
SCENERY
3.2
PRODUCTION
3.4
SWAG
3.2
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 race travels across beautiful Brandywine Park on … MORE
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    MissPatRuns FIRST-TIMER '19

    I ran this half being not trained up due to work and knee issues. I am glad that I did not skip it though because it was a beautiful race. … MORE

    I ran this half being not trained up due to work and knee issues. I am glad that I did not skip it though because it was a beautiful race. I loved the scenery from starting in the Tubman Garrett waterfront park, to running along a river with a few waterfalls/spillovers, and seeing ducks out swimming, to the neighborhoods and the lovely homes with pristine yards. If you like a race with spectators, this would not be for you. It is a beautiful, serene event. This could be because it starts at 7 am on Sunday. There are a few spectators and some people out in front of their homes cheering you, one couple was out with small boxes of raisins, many were out walking their dog. This did not bother me. I am not a fast runner and so that is why you do not see “race” here. I am mindful of my pace, but I am not anywhere near fast, so I enjoy my surroundings and take a few pictures. This race had free pictures, nice snacks at the finish, and was well organized. Corrigan does very well with this and are very responsive when you have questions. I opted for bib pickup same day, so I can not speak about the expo, which I would have loved to have gone to, but I live in Md and there was no way I could drive 2 days in a row, and I did not want to spend for a hotel. I suffered a little because I had to get on the road by 4 am, but parking was super easy and they did not charge a fee to pick up race morning. You just have to sign up for it and get there between 5:30 and 6:15. I parked at the host hotel and walked to the start, straight shot down the street no more than 10 minutes. No one was out! I thought I was in the wrong place or something because I am so used to having people to follow to the start…lol. There was also parking pretty much right at the start in the train station garage and another garage. I am glad I opted for the hotel because there was no line or anything to get out and with your race bib, it was only $5 the whole day. There are corrals for the start based on your pace, there were no pacers, and there was a full marathon and 5k and a kids 1 mile. The only thing I did not like was that the course doubles back past the start/finish at around mile 2 or so. I would have really hated this if I had been running the full because both courses share the 13.1 miles, which means you have to pass the finish TWICE if you run the full. Some parts of the course, especially turns, could have been marked better, one time I almost screwed up and probably would have been disqualified or would have had to double back to pick up the correct part of the course. And let’s not leave out hills! Not sure if I felt them more because of lack of training, but there were multiples! The bling was ok, nothing out of the ordinary special…it has a bottle opener…but nice. The shirt is nice and I thought their other gear for sale was nice with good logos. I wore one I purchased to the gym the next day. All in all, a nice time, I met a couple of really nice people, one lady was running her first 5k and just came up and started talking. I am glad I did this event even though it was a struggle.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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    BrooklandRunner FIRST-TIMER '13

    I was looking to squeeze in another marathon. In retrospect, I should have chosen Rehoboth, but this was convenient and fit my schedule at the time. Two loops, humid, long … MORE

    I was looking to squeeze in another marathon. In retrospect, I should have chosen Rehoboth, but this was convenient and fit my schedule at the time. Two loops, humid, long hill, ran smart, and enjoyed a good sampling of beer at Iron Hill, which was right along the walkway by the water on the race course.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    3
    My Report
    SCENERY
    2
    SWAG
    3

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    DebbyH FIRST-TIMER '13

    Hills, Back of the pack friendly. There is a marathon at the same time. Small race, small expo. Loved the pint glass swag. The marathon was two loops of the … MORE

    Hills, Back of the pack friendly. There is a marathon at the same time. Small race, small expo. Loved the pint glass swag. The marathon was two loops of the half marathon.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4

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    DrewNYC FIRST-TIMER '16

    The folks associated with the race are quite nice. Production is fairly decent considering the size of the marathon field (less than 500 marathon runners). COURSE: Mostly flat. Two half … MORE

    The folks associated with the race are quite nice. Production is fairly decent considering the size of the marathon field (less than 500 marathon runners).

    COURSE: Mostly flat. Two half marathon loops. LOTS of turns on the course. I didn’t find them to be adequately signed. And, running at 5:45, some of the volunteers were gone by the time I hit miles 20+. And the run was opened earlier than I believe that they had stated. That, for me, was the deal breaker. I actually had to wait at multiple lights during the last mile.

    No real expo. Same t-shirt for all – Marathon, Half-Marathon, and the Marathon Relay teams. Beer glass and hat were added swag.

    Finisher medal is nice. The finish line festivities included adequate – and decent – food and beverages (champagne plus beer).

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    2
    SCENERY
    2
    SWAG
    3

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    dansolera FIRST-TIMER '14

    I ran this race the day after a half marathon, so the rolling terrain tired me out more than usual. I'm not a big fan of two-looped courses because they … MORE

    I ran this race the day after a half marathon, so the rolling terrain tired me out more than usual. I’m not a big fan of two-looped courses because they generally mess with my head — at the start of the second loop, I felt far more tired than I should have been. However, it was a very nice course, which went from riverwalks to neighborhoods, zoos and downtown Wilmington. The medal was so-so, but the t-shirt and pint glass made up handily. There are only two big marathons in Delaware that I know of, though I would probably recommend that 50-staters try the HALF marathon in Wilmington. Double loops are the worst.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    My Report
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    2
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