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Rehoboth Beach Marathon Reviews
5.0 Stars from
Perfect, flat race!
By CS about 2017
The course is flat, the "hills" are not really hard. If you can't BQ on that course you were not up to it.
Plenty of water and aid stations. (Even some ice cream at a DQ!) Awesome after party with tons of food and proper beer from Dogfish Head.
The signup fee is quite high, but considering the after party, you get what you pay for.
Would I do it again: Totally! If the weather is in your favor (manly risk strong wind at the coast) this is a perfect race to PR/BQ.
- Do not expect Hugh crowd support. People are very supportive but it is a small town.
- If you have stormy weather, that might be an issue as there is not much protection from buildings.
- Pacing: I paced even effort to compensate for the "hills".
- If it is around/below 32F be prepared that a raised walkway in the state park might be icy. Just don't slow down ;-)
- On the greenway at mile 20 and coming back at 24 are several sharp turns on gravel and some slower HM runners that you have to pass. Not ideal. Maybe plan for some impact on your pace.
- There is plenty of parking close to the start line. You can easily get a hotel in Dewey Beach and drive. There was no traffic jam, and plenty of parking with in a quarter mile of the start.
- Not enough Port-o-Poties at the start! Be there early or go in your hotel! I waited 25min!
- Plenty of Hotels.
By TL about 2016
This race is so well organized and the course is beautiful! Organizers and the entire community are so welcoming and friendly.
The race is in December so it's a bit cold at the start.
Staying two miles away in Dewey avoids the Rehoboth Beach hotel two-night minimum requirements.
By EMR about 2012
Real nice small town race. Some nice views. Very flat course except for some moderate hills in Cape Henlopen Park (miles 13-17). Get to run about 6 miles on a hard packed cinder trail which saves the legs. Have a big post race set-up w/ Beer and burgers. Unfortunatly I can't eat heavy food after a race and there was no light food (banannas, bagels, pretzels, etc) to be found anywhere.
Once you leave Cape Henlopen Park its all flat to the end. No real fan support at all but its to be expected on a smaller race like this. Race has plentiful aid stops and has some gel stops too.