Delaware’s Top Rated Marathon Returns this April

Running on the BeachDelaware’s top rated marathon is back again this April! For individuals who are looking to get active during their spring vacation to Dewey Beach, the Coastal Delaware Running Festival is the perfect opportunity to do so. With a marathon, half marathon and 9K to participate in on Sunday, April 24, there is an activity for everyone to try. Race your way across the Southern Delaware coast and enjoy the beautiful sight of the ocean while raising money for the Delaware Seashore Preservation Foundation and Delaware Seashore State Park.


This 26.2 mile marathon is a qualifying run for the Boston Marathon and a great opportunity to explore all of our favorite areas along the Delaware coast as you reach your PR. From Delaware Seashore State Park to Rehoboth Beach, Cape Henlopen State Park and back again, this marathon course is a runner’s dream. The flat surfaces and scenic views are sure to make a difference in your stride.

Half Marathon

Spend your morning running Delaware Seashore State Park’s Tower Road, the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk and Gordon’s Pond Wildlife Area before heading back to Dewey Beach on this 13.1 mile course. A great option for runners age 12 and up, your whole family can get involved in this fast-paced event.


Whether you are looking to walk, jog or run, this 9K course lets you spend the morning exploring Dewey Beach and neighboring Rehoboth Beach. Participants of all ages are welcome to join in the fun, so grab your stroller and set out on your Dewey Beach adventure.

Finish Line Celebration

The fun doesn’t stop when you reach the finish line! Celebrations will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lighthouse Cove where participants can refuel with complimentary food and beer while enjoying live musical performances. Awards include top three men and women finishers in each race, top three men and women finishers over the age of 40 and more.

Once you register for your race, it’s time to book your stay at the Atlantic View Hotel. Located right on the ocean, it is the perfect place to relax and unwind after you finish your race.

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