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Race Dates

2018: Sunday, April 22, 2018
2017: Sunday, April 23, 2017

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

2017: 613 Finishers
2016: 525 Finishers
2015: 318 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: 11.1%
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 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 228th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 79th highest percentage so far in 2017.


Its Course Score of 99.26 ranks it as the 135th 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 140th 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)

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Recent Coastal Delaware Running Festival Marathon Reviews

5 Stars from 3 Reviews
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review of 2017 Coastal Delaware Running Festival Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Flat and beautiful course. Nice variety of surfaces including pavement, boardwalk, and crushed gravel trail. Water stops were plenty and spaced well with excellent volunteers. Not a whole lot of crowd support throughout the path, but the spectators who were there were great. Awesome party on the water at the finish. Simple and well-organized expo made for a speedy and hassle free packet pickup. This is a great race for anyone to run their first full, or if you're looking for a PR.

Race Tips

Its a flat course, so an even or negative paced race is doable. Weather in 2017 was absolutely perfect--mid 50's, mostly cloudy and a light breeze.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Tons of hotels within a 10 minute drive of the start for a little cheaper than the host hotel, but in hindsight it would have been worth the extra $20-30 to stay at the partner hotel just to make things a bit easier. It isn't a huge are so you only have one or two corrals, but give yourself plenty of time to use the porta potties as with the full, the half, and the 9k all starting within an hour of each other the lines get pretty long. Shuttle busses are available to take you from the host hotel/finish line to the starting line about a mile down the road, or back to the starting line at the end if you choose to park by the start. You can also walk or run to the start as a warm up--just give yourself plenty of time either way. Plenty of parking in Dewey too.



review of 2017 Coastal Delaware Running Festival Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Flat fast course. Loop course. 25% crushed gravel path.

Race Tips


Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)




review of 2017 Coastal Delaware Running Festival Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Small field and gorgeous views. After party was great.

Race Tips

Shuttle to race was easy. Very well organized race.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

There are plenty of hotels to select from.



Finish Time Equivalent

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