New Moon Half & Quarter Marathon & 5K

Saturday, May 25, 2019 • Delaware, OH • Course Map

Runners get the chance to enjoy a small-town atmosphere in a city that’s nonetheless one of Ohio’s (and the nation’s) fastest-growing counties at the New Moon Half Marathon & Quarter Marathon, which is set to make its annual running as the sun is going down on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend.

The race is open to both runners and walkers and is run as a benefit for the American Lung Association of Central Ohio, which is based in nearby Columbus, just 30 to 40 minutes away. Runners will start both the half and the quarter marathon along North Sandusky Street between Winter and Williams Streets in downtown Delaware, a town whose history dates back to 1807 and is home today to about 35,000 people.

From the starting line on North Sandusky, runners (and walkers) make a counter-clockwise loop through town, making their way along Pennsylvania Avenue, Euclid Avenue, West Lincoln Avenue, Liberty Street, Oak Hill Avenue, Montrose and Park Avenue, before heading back to Sandusky for the half-way point of the half marathon (and the finish line for those running the quarter marathon).

Once runners make it back to Sandusky, the half marathoners will repeat the route they just ran — past the Little Brown Jug, the campus of Ohio Wesleyan University, and then back downtown for the finish.

Race Weather & Climate

Located about 30 miles north of Columbus in central Ohio, Delaware typically sees mild to moderately warm weather and its third-wettest month of the year in May, which has brought record temperatures here as low as 23°F (in 1966) and as high as 96°F (in 1962).

On race day (May 25), the average low is 52ºF and the average high is 75ºF.

Course Map

See the race route map for the New Moon Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

6:00 PM


  • $75 – $85 for the half marathon
  • $65 – $75 for the quarter marathon
  • $40 – $45 for the 5K


To reserve your spot in the 2019 running of Delaware’s New Moon Half Marathon or Quarter Marathon or Crescent Moon 5K, register online at here.

Official Race Website


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