Coastal Delaware Running Festival

The third annual Coastal Delaware Running Festival, dubbed “Delaware’s Coolest Marathon” and designated by, a Trip Advisor Company, as the “Best Marathon in Delaware”, and Delmarva Now’s Best 16 in ’16 event, is scheduled for Sunday, April 23, 2017. It has been designated a State of Delaware Championship event by the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA).  This is a Boston Marathon qualifying race, and benefits the Delaware Seashore Preservation Foundation and other local charities.

Festivities begin on Friday April 21, 6-9pm, with packet pick up and athlete and family welcome party at the Lighthouse Cove in 124 Dickinson St., Dewey Beach.  On Saturday, April 22, the new 5k will start at 9am, and from 2-8pm, packet pick up, sports expo, and will be held at Lighthouse Cove.  On Sunday morning at 7, 7:30 and 8, the marathon, half marathon and 9k respectively, will start at Tower Road at the Delaware Seashore State Park off Coastal Highway.  The finish line and post-race celebration party will be at Lighthouse Cove.   The post-race party at Lighthouse Cove will feature free food, beer and entertainment.


Delaware’s southern-most Boston Marathon qualifying race; Fundraiser for the Delaware Seashore Preservation Foundation (DSPF), a Friends Group supporting Delaware Seashore State Park and other local charities.



Saturday, April 22: 5k at 9am

Sunday, April 23: 7am (full marathon), 7:30am (half marathon), and 8am (9k)


Sunday's starting line at Tower Road Ocean at the Delaware State Park off Coastal Highway; Finish Line and post-race party at Lighthouse Cove, Dewey Beach.

Saturday's 5k Start on Van Dyke Street Bayside Dewey Beach.


Focus Multi-Sports welcomes more than 2500 registered runners, their fans, hundreds of volunteers, and vendors to Coastal Delaware


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