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Race Dates

2017: Sunday, April 23, 2017
2016: Sunday, April 24, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Mostly Flat
Type: Loop
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 56°F (13°C)
Average High: 67°F (19°C)
Average Low: 46° F (7°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 98.94
Course Score: 99.26

Race Size

2016: 525 Finishers
2015: 318 Finishers
2014: No Results

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 9.5%
2015: 7.9%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

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.

Marathon Rankings

The Coastal Delaware Running Festival Marathon was the 139th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 208th largest in 2015.

Last year 9.5% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 7.9% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Coastal Delaware Running Festival Marathon the 229th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 271st highest percentage in 2015.

Its Course Score of 99.26 ranks it as the 136th 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 142nd fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 3rd fastest in Delaware.

Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 47 feet (14m)
Min Elevation: 1 feet (0m)


Ratings & Reviews: None

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