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Overall Rating (11 Reviews)
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(11 Ratings)(11 Reviews)
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The Rehoboth Beach Seashore Marathon is a certified Boston qualifier with a course that’s mostly flat with some small hills in Cape Henlopen State Park. The after party features unlimited food and 3 beer tickets for those over 21. (For all finishers and friends and family who buy wristbands). We … MORE
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    MissPatRuns FIRST-TIMER '18

    I wrote a review before but it did not post. Loved the laid back feel of the race. The course was not difficult except I think I recall what seemed … MORE

    I wrote a review before but it did not post. Loved the laid back feel of the race. The course was not difficult except I think I recall what seemed to be a long piece out and back. Some of course has no spectators die to where it is located but that was fine. Loved that you have the same time to finish as the marathoners, especially after completing my first marathon 2 months earlier. I just relaxed and enjoyed it! The best part…the food at the finish party!!! Loads of different food and I loved that there was coke and chocolate milk. While you wait in line for your food, a volunteer passes out refreshments. The volunteers were great! My hotel was right next to the start and a short walk from the finish party. They even allowed late check out and parking. It was great watching the sunrise over the ocean before the rave. Loved this race so much, cancelled another one when I realized it was same weekend as this one in 2019. That race gave a refund, so it worked out well. Many 50 state and other milestoners there celebrating. I think they gave 3 or 4 beer coupons. I hate beer so don’t remember exactly but recall it was more than I had seen before. Hope its great this year too! Oh, women order up a size in shirts, they were snug.

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    MomRuns FIRST-TIMER '16

    Loved the quaint little town of Rehoboth..very artsy and lots of cute shops. The course was beautiful, scenic views along the shore. I did make a wrong turn at one … MORE

    Loved the quaint little town of Rehoboth..very artsy and lots of cute shops. The course was beautiful, scenic views along the shore. I did make a wrong turn at one point and had to stop and wait to ask which way to go. There was not enough support along the course and it was not well marked. The after party made up for it, though! Great music, dancing, and all the beer you can drink! I would do this one again!

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    M_Sohaskey Mar 19, 2019 at 8:45pm

    Melissa — from what you and Randy (below) say, Rehoboth sounds worth it just for the after-party! Though sorry you had to take a wrong turn to get there... as… MORE

    Melissa — from what you and Randy (below) say, Rehoboth sounds worth it just for the after-party! Though sorry you had to take a wrong turn to get there... as someone with a decidedly subpar sense of direction, I can definitely relate. Thanks for the thoughtful review, and congrats on coloring in state #12 on your map! 🙌 LESS

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    MomRuns Mar 23, 2019 at 5:22pm

    Thanks Mike!! Yes my poor sense of direction has got me in trouble a few times on course lol!! I hope you have as good of a time as I… MORE

    Thanks Mike!! Yes my poor sense of direction has got me in trouble a few times on course lol!! I hope you have as good of a time as I did at the after party- bring your dancing shoes- fantastic band!! LESS

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    rcturk262 FIRST-TIMER '18

    Ran the 2018 Rehoboth Beach half marathon for my 100th lifetime half. Cold and clear morning with a slight breeze. Nice course that was mostly flat and included some city … MORE

    Ran the 2018 Rehoboth Beach half marathon for my 100th lifetime half. Cold and clear morning with a slight breeze. Nice course that was mostly flat and included some city streets and ~5-6 miles through a park before heading back to the race finish. The post race party was amazing… the best I’ve experienced in all my races.

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    M_Sohaskey Mar 19, 2019 at 8:44pm

    Wow, best post-race party is saying a lot when you've seen 100 of 'em! Sounds like a great option for December, when racing season is winding down... congrats on #100… MORE

    Wow, best post-race party is saying a lot when you've seen 100 of 'em! Sounds like a great option for December, when racing season is winding down... congrats on #100 👏 and thanks for your review Randy, I'm loving your blazing orange 50 States map! LESS

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    rcturk262 Mar 21, 2019 at 6:27am

    Thanks Mike. The Post Race party was "off the charts" . T went on for hours after the race was over, really amazing.

    Thanks Mike. The Post Race party was "off the charts" . T went on for hours after the race was over, really amazing.

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    docdandadio FIRST-TIMER '18

    It was a cold day 29 degrees starting out, but sunny and great scenery starting with a colorful beach sunrise before the race. The course went through streets and into … MORE

    It was a cold day 29 degrees starting out, but sunny and great scenery starting with a colorful beach sunrise before the race. The course went through streets and into parks along the beach, along a boardwalk. My 3rd bald eagle seen in a marathon happened there. Further along, the path was lined with flags of all the countries and states represented by runners and as we ran by our names/where we were from were announced. Great after party with lots of great food – waffles, hot dogs, hamburgers, mac and cheese and 3 beer tickets each. Will definitely return

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    splintergirl REPEAT RUNNER '18

    This race, while having a 3,000 runner limit between the half and full, has such a small town feel and lots of camaraderie. The FB page is both entertaining and … MORE

    This race, while having a 3,000 runner limit between the half and full, has such a small town feel and lots of camaraderie. The FB page is both entertaining and informative. The race starts at the bandstand in Rehoboth and winds through town to Cape Henelopen where the marathoners peel off to Gordon’s Pond and continue to Lewes. At the 10 mile mark, the course winds back through the park and into Rehoboth to rejoin the half marathon course. It is a mix of road and rail trail packed cinder. Very scenic and very well run! The aid stations are about every 2 miles and well stocked. The last out and back even offers a DJ to get you amped up for your finish and the after party has more food than any other race I’ve done. The only issue I struggled with as a slower marathoner is being able to even get to the beer stand – by the time I finished, dancing was in full swing and the DJ and beer are located very close together. There is an inside, quieter option but I didn’t think my legs could take the stairs. PR for the course and I certainly will be back! The full is definitely much more beautiful and worth it. Both courses offer a 7 hour time limit for those that need the extra time and still want to be involved, which is awesome! The RD and crew always go out to run in the last runner. The finish line is also well organized and well stocked with volunteers to keep things moving.

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    amarchet FIRST-TIMER '18

    What's not to like when you're at the beach, especially Rehoboth Beach, DE!! Fun flat race with ocean views. Pit stops every two miles. This time of year there is … MORE

    What’s not to like when you’re at the beach, especially Rehoboth Beach, DE!! Fun flat race with ocean views. Pit stops every two miles. This time of year there is not much crowd support especially when it’s in the 30’s but if you are looking for a PR you should be able to do it here. Although I did not stay for the after party it was a rockin!! Great live band, plenty of beer, and great food provided by local restaurants and Dog Fish Brewery (they were born here)!! If you are looking for a quiet smaller race then this is it. Only 1651 runners. Very friendly crowd, plenty to do even at this time of year.

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    Great course, flat and fast. Tremendous organization. Easy logistics. Very nice medal and shirt. Beautiful views. Good place for a weekend vacation. MORE

    Great course, flat and fast. Tremendous organization. Easy logistics. Very nice medal and shirt. Beautiful views. Good place for a weekend vacation.

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    RunnerMeg FIRST-TIMER '15

    I ran this back in December as my Delaware marathon. I'll be brief because this was a whirlwind trip that involved driving a rental to Rehoboth, running the marathon the … MORE

    I ran this back in December as my Delaware marathon. I’ll be brief because this was a whirlwind trip that involved driving a rental to Rehoboth, running the marathon the next morning, showering quickly and driving to Philly, returning the rental and flying to a wedding in Utah. So I didn’t get to enjoy the whole festive marathon atmosphere to the fullest extent. That said, it was a nice event and I’d recommend to anyone looking for a good December marathon.

    My understanding is Rehoboth Beach is a madhouse in the summer months, but during December it was blessedly quiet but still very pretty and pleasant. My husband and I stayed in a little B&B walking distance to the start and finish but off the main drag. We arrived the day before, picked up my bib and shirt (which as I recall was bright pink so I immediately threw it into my ‘make into a marathon t-shirt quilt’ pile and haven’t looked at since). That was a pretty painless process as it’s not a giant event.

    The start is at the bandstand by the beach which is a nice setting. There were a lot of bathrooms but never enough 10 minutes before the gun goes off! It was a cold, crisp, clear morning, perfect for a marathon. The start was a little crowded but as always we thinned out within a couple of miles. I don’t remember a ton about the course itself other than it’s very flat and there was a nice mix of scenery. Some of it was beautiful marsh and parkland crossing bridges and running on packed trails. There were other parts run in residential areas, and also a little bit that was along a highway or other busy road. There was never any point where I thought “well this sucks,” as it’s pretty nicely laid out and adequately marked. There were some crowds and some quiet spots due to where we were running (parts were a little remote for spectators) but that never bothers me. There were times I wished I had my camera so I could have taken a few photos of the marshlands. Aid stations were plentiful and everyone was very friendly.

    The medal was a nice and quite large circular life preserver, which is fitting for the setting! I heard that the afterparty at the finish was pretty awesome too, but unfortunately for us we had to split right after I crossed the line, so I’ll never know what I missed!

    Bottom line: very nicely done marathon. Good organization, good communication leading up to the race, and a lovely setting to run. It wasn’t a PR for me, but it wasn’t far off either so it’s a pretty fast course. I’d recommend this race for sure.

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    fchaogay FIRST-TIMER '15

    Perfect course, technically: it's as flat as you can get and during off season at the beach. We left our rental cottage about 20 min before race start and just … MORE

    Perfect course, technically: it’s as flat as you can get and during off season at the beach. We left our rental cottage about 20 min before race start and just walked over to start line!

    Beautiful run through the nature reserve and a bit by the ocean – but beware that the last 8 miles or so are through a forest trail that is gravelly and has little stones. Very little crowd support throughout the race and it was tough those last 8 miles.

    After party is good, but gets too crowded and is more about people drinking as much “free beer” as they can.

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    Peter FIRST-TIMER '16

    Nicely organized small town marathon. Course went through town and the local state park. It was cold and windy, but the afterparty was very nice. MORE

    Nicely organized small town marathon. Course went through town and the local state park. It was cold and windy, but the afterparty was very nice.

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    The Rehoboth Beach Half Marathon is held in conjunction with a full marathon which share the same start and finish but split on the course. Held in December in the … MORE

    The Rehoboth Beach Half Marathon is held in conjunction with a full marathon which share the same start and finish but split on the course. Held in December in the off-season, the race gives you a chance to see the scenic area without the tourist traffic, with plenty of options for nearby hotels and race-day parking. The course is almost entirely flat, and has an out and back section that goes in a trail area- think small rocks/stones and dirt roads. The race has a nice after-party, which unfortunately can be quite packed after the half ends.

    The weather can change from year to year, but most participants find that they are comfortable in shorts and a short sleeve or long sleeve tech shirt.
    To save money on this race- go to their website and join the Facebook group. Look for a special announcement on a 12/31 registration sale for the following year’s race. Also, if you are traveling in the area, there are plenty of things for non-runners (aka family members) to do while you are at the race. There is tax-free retail outlet shopping within five minutes of the race site.

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