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Overall Rating (2 Reviews)
4.5
(2 Ratings)  (2 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
1.5
SCENERY
4.5
PRODUCTION
5
SWAG
4
The Mainly Marathons Independence Series Delaware course in Lums Pond State Park is a mix of hard-packed dirt, grass, gravel, and pavement on a flat course with lots of shade. Tentative Course Laps: 16 laps for Marathon. Due to the unique multi-loop course setup, there is one giant “aid station,” … MORE
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    usamhall FIRST-TIMER '22

    Delaware prides itself to be called "the first state" but to me it was a new state on my way to complete my first time around the 50 states. I … MORE

    Delaware prides itself to be called “the first state” but to me it was a new state on my way to complete my first time around the 50 states. I went the distance with my #loony #50States #marathonmaniacs #halffanatics friends. It was hot but our brothers at Mainly Marathons feed us, watered and popsicles us to the finish. I love mainly races because they know how to take care of the runners. We of course got swag, series shirts, series medal, race medal, and if you finish the series a series finisher medal. Those that RunRagged (complete both Independence Series and New England Series) received the coveted Belt Buckle. First timers get a special medal and a free second race. Sound pretty Loony to me… but after all I am loony.

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    1
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    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5
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    bioprofsd FIRST-TIMER '19

    This was a typical Mainly Marathons run, except there was a little more variety of running surfaces. Like many of their races, the course consisted of a short out and … MORE

    This was a typical Mainly Marathons run, except there was a little more variety of running surfaces. Like many of their races, the course consisted of a short out and back. This allows them to run longer races without having a large number of aid stations and a large number of volunteers. It works if you know a lot of the people, but can get boring at times. The course started out by going around 3 sides of a paved parking lot, then across a grassy area, then through a dirt trail, then a paved road that alternated with a couple of gravel sections. The park was nice and green with verdant trails, but with the 16.5 out and backs that I had to do for the 50K, it was a little monotonous. The humidity really sapped my strength, but the race organization can’t do much with the weather. There was a good crowd this year and the aid station food was good.

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    5
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    SCENERY
    4
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    3

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