If I can't do the race, can I get a refund?
201-365 days before race day: 80% refund
101-200 days before race day 60% refund.
61-100 days before race day 50 % refund
16-60 days before race day 25% refund.
After that no refund. Please do not send email requests for refunds for special circumstances. No doctor's notes or any special circumstances will result in a refund. You put in for the refund yourself by logging into your runsignup account.
This policy also applies if the race gets cancelled due to Covid 19 or other circumstances.
Is race day entry available?
No. Registration will be closed when the marathon reaches 1000 and the half marathon reaches 2000. There is no registration at packet pick up. There is no race day registration. Once each race is full you may not switch into that race.
**** Our limit has been cut to 500 per race. Both races are full with waiting lists. there is no possibility of getting into the half. Some spots might open up in the full.
Is race day packet pick up available?
No. Not this year, due to Covid 19 restrictions.
Is there a time limit for the half marathon
Are there awards?
Yes. Overall male and female, overall masters male and female, 5 year age group awards. Each person can only win one award. The overall winner will not also win his/her age group. We will not have an awards ceremony this year. Awards will be mailed about a week after the race.
What kind of shirts will be given?
2020 shirts are long sleeve tech shirts. Men's and women's specific shirts. Expert brand. The women's shirts run small. Size up 1 or 2 sizes. Women's shirts will be Teal. The unisex shirts will come in Teal and red.
Can I wear a race number from a runner who is not able to do the race?
No. There is no transfer of numbers. If you do this, you will be disqualified and ineligible for any awards. It is a safety concern. If you wear someone else’s number and have a medical problem, we have the wrong contact information and medical history for you. If you are caught giving your bib number to another runner. you will be banned for running this race in the future. If you are caught wearing someone else's bib, you will also be banned.
Can I switch from the marathon to the half or vice versa?
Yes. You can do it yourself until that race is full. Once the half marathon fills, you can’t switch into it. Log into your account on www.runsignup.com. You can make the switch yourself. There is a fee to switch. Once the half is full, you can sign up for the waiting list if you want to switch races. if you are signed up for the full and only run the half, you will be listed as DNF. You will not be switched into the half. Do no do this! If you don't finish the race you are signed up for, do not cross the finish line and do not take a medal.
In 2019 the half marathon filled up, with a waiting list, 4 weeks before the race.
What time should I get to the race?
About 45 minutes before your scheduled race time.
What are the pace groups for 2020
No pace groups for 2020 due to Covid 19.
Can I transfer my entry to someone else?
Can I defer until next year?
For 2020 we have a deferral program. you process the request by logging into your account on www.runsignup.com. The deferral option fee is $30. When registration opens for 2021 you will get an email with a sign up link. You must complete this process to participate in the 2020 race.
The $30 deferral fee applies if you defer due to race cancellation.
Registration will not open for 2021 until things seem to be returning to normal.
What is included in the after party?
We are not allowed to have a party for the 2020 race.
Is the race a Boston qualifier?
Yes. It is a certified Boston qualifier.
Is there a bag check?
What drinks are served on the course?
Water and Gatorade ( about every 2 miles)
Gatorade flavor: lemon-lime
How can I buy an extra wristband for the after party?
There is no party for 2020.
What is the half marathon course?
The half marathon will start at the bandstand, just like the full marathon. It heads down Rehoboth Avenue to 4th street and winds back to Surf. It heads out to Gordon’s pond, loops the parking lot, and turns around. It picks up Columbia out to Rehoboth Avenue, and turns right at the light on Church st. It follows the Junction-Breakwater traail and turns around at the first turnaround in Hawkseye. It heads back to The Circle, takes Columbia to 4th and finished behind Rehoboth Beach Running Co at 301 Rehoboth Avenue. See map on home page.
***** The course might be forced to change due to Covid restrictions. As of October 17th, we don't know what the course changes will be.
When will we pick up our timing chips?
Timing chips are on the back of the race numbers. You will get them at packet pick up.
How much does the after party cost?
No party for 2020 due to Covid restrictions.
Are there bathrooms on the course?
There will be Port-o-Potties about every 2 miles. At the start, there are public bathrooms (Rehoboth Avenue) and Port-o-Potties from Clean Delaware.
Is there a time limit for the marathon?
Yes. 7 hours. The Half marathon has the same limit.
For the 2020 race, we will strictly enforce the 7 hour chip time cut off. We have been lenient in the past and the finish times have extended longer. If you are not maintaining a 16 minute pace by mile 18, you will not be allowed to continue. If you disregard race officials, you will be disqualified and not allowed to register for this race again.
What are the closest airports?
Philadelphia and Baltimore are both about a 2 hour drive from Rehoboth.
Salisbury, Maryland is about an hour away, but has limited flights.
Will there be gels on the course?
Where should I park?
There is plenty of free street parking close to the start of the race. I would park on Rehoboth Avenue. I would park halfway between the start and the finish. The start and the finish are a half mile apart.
Will there be finisher medals?
Yes. All finishers will receive a medal.
Virtual finishers also get a medal.
Is the course flat?
The course is mostly flat with some small hills in Cape Henlopen State Park.
Can I switch races in the middle of the race?
No. You will not receive a finishing time, if you change races in the middle you will be listed as DNF. If you do this, do not take a finisher medal. They are allotted for the number of people signed up for each race.
Is there any space left in the race?
No. As of September 17th, we are being told that our numbers will probably be cut in half, if we are allowed to have the race. We are halfway full already. Registration has been suspended. It may or not reopen. There is a waiting list in case openings happen due to deferrals, partial refunds, people switching to the virtual race, or if we are allowed to add more participants.
As of October 17th, some full marathon spots have opened up. There is a waiting list, but you stand a good chance of getting a spot.
There is no chance of getting into the half marathon. It is still over full.
What is the normal temperature?
Usually, the temperature is in the mid 40’s at this time of year.
Will there be mile markers?
There will be mile markers at every mile.
What day of the week is the race?
For 2020. It will probably be a 2 day race.
Full Marathon on Saturday and Half Marathon on Sunday.
What are the best spectator spots?
Grove Park (Rehoboth) Mile 19 and 26 on the full, mile 5 and 13 on the half)
Wolf neck state park lot. You walk one-tenth of a mile down to the trail. See course map:
We hope to have a good spectator map within the next few months.
Will there be a relay this year?
Can I run outside of the cones and outside of the marked course?
No. You must stay within the marked, coned off areas. You must follow the directions of Police, race directors, and emergency personnel. If you do not, you are subject to being disqualified from the race.
Can someone pick up my packet?
Yes. Someone should bring a copy of your ID and a note saying it’s ok for them to pick up your packet. The note can be an email. We prefer that the note is on paper so we can keep it in case of questions later.
Are there enough seats for everyone at the party?
For 2020 there is no party due to Covid restrictions.
Does this race have an elite entry program?
No. We do not offer free entries to this race for elite athletes.
Can I get my packet mailed to me?
What is the latest Covid update and what are the cancellation policies
As of October 17th, we are being told that if we are allowed to have the race, the numbers will likely be cut in half. We have already reached that point.
In the event of forced cancellation, the policy is as follows:
1. $30 fee to defer until next year
2. Partial refund, depending on how close to race date the cancellation occurs.
3, There will be a virtual option with results, medals, awards, and prizes.