Race Date

Sunday, April 19, 2020 @ 7am

Race Location

Rehoboth Ave & Boardwalk

Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971


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Trail Description in Cape Henlopen State Park along Marathon Course


Miles 3.5 to 5.9

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 right) 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 11

Bike Loop Trail


This paved trail (pictrued right) 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. 


Miles 18.2 to 23.4

Junction & Breakwater Trail


This trail follows a section of the former Penn Central railroad between Lewes and Rehoboth

Beach. Approximately 2.5 miles are along an easy contour on a crushed stone surface

(pictured right). The trail is suitable for runners, bikers, and strollers. Trail users will pass

through mature hardwood and conifer forests and open fields, and will experience scenic

vistas of coastal marshes at the Wolfe Glade and Holland Glade crossings. Interpretive signs

provide opportunities to learn about plant and animal life along the trail.


Course Cut-Off Times (7:00am Start)

Mile 11: 9:45am (15:00 min/mile)

Mile 20: 12:00pm (15:00 min/mile)

Finish: 1:45pm, 6 hours 45 minutes (15:27 min/mile)


Coastal Delaware Marthon Course Map Click Here.


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 marathon course.  GU Gels in assorted flavors available at miles 13.1 & 21.5.


Marathon Quick Facts

  • Finisher Medal for all participants!

  • Gender specific Tech Race Shirt

  • The 2020 marathon is a 2021 Boston Marathon Qualifer

  • You must be at least 16 years old on race day to participate in the marathon

  • Course Cut-Off times:  Mile 11: 9:45am (15:00 min/mile), Mile 20: 12:00pm (15:00 min/mile), Finish: 1:45pm (15:27 min/mile)

  • The marathon starts at 7:00 am on April 19th, 2020 at Rehoboth Ave &  Rehoboth Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach, DE

  • The participant limit is 1,000 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

Most Beautiful Course in Delaware!

The 26.2 mile Boston Marathon Qualifying 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 site of the historic Fort Miles then into historic Lewes, DE and the new Rail Trail, back via the Junction & Breakwater Trail and thru the quaint seashore residential area of Rehoboth. Finishing back on the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk at Rehoboth Ave.

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