Half Marathon

Best Half Marathon Course in Delaware!!

The 13.1 mile run starting on the iconic Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk, then though beautiful neighborhoods of Rehoboth and up to Delaware Seashore State Parks' Gordons Pond Wild Life Area into Cape Henlopen State Park returning back through Cape Henlopen State Park and finishing on the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk at Rehoboth Ave.

Race Date

Sunday, November 14, 2021 @ 7:45am

​Race Location

Rehoboth Ave & Boardwalk

Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Trail Description in Cape Henlopen State Park along Marathon Course
 

Miles 3.5 to 5.9 and 8.1 to 11.2
Gordons Pond Trail

From the Gordons Pond parking lot, the trail follows the edge of Gordons Pond
for approximately 0.75 miles over a level packed crushed stone surface to
a scenic overlook. The overlook provides a scenic vista and is popular among
nature enthusiasts for bird watching. From the overlook, the trail takes users
for another 1.2 miles around the pond, then transitions into an elevated boardwalk 
(pictured below) for 0.4 miles. Along the boardwalk are two additional scenic overlooks,
allowing for views of the salt marsh and beach. The trail transitions back to packed 
crushed stone and continues through an upland pine forest for 0.3 miles before reaching
the Herring Point parking area.

Miles 5.9 to 6.9 
Walking Dune Trail

​This newly improved trail begins with a third of a mile beautiful pine tree cover trail with small
undulations and then opens up in to the Salt Marsh where there are two 
short bridge crossings with unbelievable views.  The surfaced in level packed 
crushed stone.

​Mile 7.5 to 8.1
Bike Loop Trail

This paved trail (pictrued below) is suitable for runners, bikers, strollers, and rollers.
The bike loop trail links the Park Office, Nature Center, campground, beach bathhouse,
outdoor fitness area, observation tower, and the Fort Miles Historic Area. The observation
tower is a popular stop along the trail. Climb the circular staircase for a panoramic view of
the Cape Region. The Bike Loop provides side trails which connect to the fishing pier and
kayak rental, the campground, and an ocean and dune overlook, resting atop a former
military bunker. The trail contour is easy to moderate in difficulty. The Bike Loop Trail
allows for a full experience and appreciation of the park. 

Hydration & Nutrition Stations


Water and Lemon-Lime Gatorade Endurance Formula will be located at each hydration station.

They will be located approximately every 1.5 to 2 miles along the half marathon course.  GU Gels in assorted flavors available at mile 8.1.

Half Marathon Quick Facts

  • Finisher Medal for all participants!
  • Gender specific Tech Race Shirt
  • You must be at least 12 years old on race day to participate in the half marathon
  • The course time limit is 4 hours (18:19 per mile pace)
  • The half marathon starts at 7:45 am on Sunday April 19, 2020 at Rehoboth Ave &  Rehoboth Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach, DE
  • The participant limit is 1,300 runners
  • If you are 16 or older, you must have your ID to pick up your race number – NO EXCEPTIONS. If you are picking up race numbers for others, you must have your ID, a note from the person you are picking up for authorizing you to pick up their packet and a copy of their ID – NO EXCEPTIONS.  PACKET PICK UP AUTHORIZATION FORM HERE

HALF MARATHON MAP MY RUN MAP: CLICK HERE

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