Coastal Delaware Running Festival 

April 12-14, 2024  Rehoboth Beach, DE

Coastal Delaware Running Festival 

The Coastal Delaware Running Festival will be back for another year of fun and fitness on. Held in the beautiful location of Rehoboth Beach, this annual event has become a staple in the local running community. This town is more than just a race location; it’s a vibrant town filled with unique shops, restaurants, and attractions.

The half marathon is the main event of the festival, featuring a picturesque, flat, and fast course that takes runners down the scenic Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk and through the diverse neighborhoods of Rehoboth. The course stretches up to the Delaware Seashore State Parks’ Gordons Pond Wildlife Area, through the scenic Walking Dune Trail, Bike Loop Trail, and ends at the finish line on the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk at Rehoboth Ave. 

The half marathon begins at 7:40 am, and runners must complete the course within a course time limit of 4 hours or an 18:19 per mile pace. 

The course itself is divided into several sections, each with its own unique features to discover. An example is the Gordons Pond Trail, which runs from Miles 3.5 to 5.9 and 8.1 to 11.2. This scenic trail winds along the shores of Gordons Pond for approximately 0.75 miles before looping around the pond and transitioning into an elevated boardwalk. The boardwalk has two more overlooks that provide amazing views of the beaches and salt marsh.

Another beautiful section of the course runs from Mile 5.9 to 6.9 along the Walking Dune Trail, which has just been newly improved. The trail begins with a gorgeous pine tree cover before opening up into the Salt Marsh, where there are two short bridge crossings that offer unbelievable views. 

Finally, Miles 7.5 to 8.1 follow the Bike Loop Trail. This paved trail links the Park Office with the other park amenities, like the campground and Nature Center. Climbing the circular staircase of the observation tower provides a breathtaking panoramic view of the Cape Region to give you the mental fuel you need to race back to the finish.

Race Weather & Climate

Dewey Beach is a coastal town in Sussex County, Delaware, situated in the southern part of the state. It’s about 2 miles southwest of Rehoboth Beach and offers residents and visitors a lively coastal lifestyle with access to pristine beaches, water activities, and a vibrant nightlife scene.

In Dewey Beach, on April 14th, you can expect an average high temperature of around 61°F and an average low temperature of approximately 45°F. This time marks the transition from early to mid-spring, with milder and more comfortable weather. The average rainfall in April is about 3.4 inches.

Coastal Delaware Running Festival Race Results

Coastal Delaware Running Festival Race Results

Coastal Delaware Running Festival Course Map

See the race route map for the Coastal Delaware Running Festival course map here.

Starting Time

The half marathon start time is 7:40 AM EDT.

Registration

To reserve your spot in the 2024 Coastal Delaware Running Festival, you can use the registration link here.

Race Fees

  • There is a $120.00 fee for the half marathon.
  • There is a $130.00 fee for the marathon.
  • There is a $90.00 fee for the 9K Run/Walk.
  • There is a $50.00 fee for the 5k Run/Walk.

Coastal Delaware Running Festival Race Website

Coastal Delaware Running Festival Website

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