The Coastal Delaware Running Festival Marathon course starts on Tower Road in Delaware Seashore State Park, Dewey Beach. Runners then travel through the town of Rehoboth Beach - spending approximately a mile on the boardwalk.
The course then goes through the Delaware Seashore State Parks' Gordons Pond Wild Life Area, into Cape Henlopen State Park and then back towards the finish on the Junction and Breakwater Trail through Lewes, Rehoboth and Dewey Beach.
The finish of the mostly flat course is at the Hyatt-Lighthouse Cove waterfront complex in Dewey Beach.
The Coastal Delaware Running Festival Marathon was the 138th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 206th largest in 2015.
This year 11.1% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 9.5% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.
This gives the Coastal Delaware Running Festival Marathon the 227th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 120th highest percentage so far in 2017.
Its Course Score of 99.26 ranks it as the 139th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 3rd fastest course in Delaware.
The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are slightly above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Coastal Delaware Running Festival Marathon a PR Score of 98.94. This PR Score ranks it as the 146th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 3rd fastest in Delaware.
Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.