March 14, 2020
Thank you for your emails. We heard you and although we are still accessing the financial impact of the cancellation of this event, we have decided to WAVE ALL DEFERRAL FEES including the processing fee. For those who already deferred, since the race cancellation, we will reverse the charges for fees paid.
As a small non-profit race production company, we take great care in every aspect of planning for our races which involves many pre-production expenses and commitments.
While we can’t provide any refunds, we did provide what we consider to be four good options. The nominal fee associated with a deferral, was to partially cover swag and associated costs to execute, however due to the unprecedented circumstances of the pandemic, we have decided to waive the race deferral fee.
We are very sympathetic to requests for refunds however when you registered you did agree to our No Refund Policywhich clearly states multiple times “There are absolutely NO refunds, even in the event of a race cancellation.”
Our staff and volunteers are very disappointed that we cannot celebrate together on race day as no one more than us wanted this race to happen. Due to the Delaware Governor’s State of Emergency Decree, the Town has cancelled our event – the decision was not in our hands, but is in the hands of the government and public health officials who believe this is for the well-being of all the participants.
For those who have selected the Virtual Run option, we will be sending out specific details soon.
Thank you for your understanding.
Rick & Ernie
Options for our Participants
We are heartbroken to inform you that the Coastal Delaware Running Festival will not take place this year due the State of Emergency order issued by Governor John Carney. Unfortunately, this decision is beyond our control.
The Running Festival is our marquee event which benefits the Delaware Seashore Preservation Foundation and many other area charities. Each year thousands of runners participate in our event and enjoy our scenic coastal towns, our beautiful Delaware Seashore State Parks, the local shops, restaurants, and our after race celebrations. We are sad that it is necessary to cancel this year’s event.
While we can’t provide any refunds, you have four great options:
1. NO COST VIRTUAL RUN. Your can transfer you current Coastal Delaware Running Festival registration to the same distance Virtual Run. We will mail you your race packet plus finisher medal in approximately 4-6 weeks after registration closes on April 18, 2020. CLICK HERE TO TRANSFER YOUR EVENT TO A VIRTUAL RUN
*Please log into your RSU account if needed and select MANAGE REGISTRATION from the 2020 Coastal Delaware Running Festival. Then select TRANSFER EVENT from the menu bar near the top of the page. It may also be a good idea to update your shipping address by selecting SHIPPING from the menu bar.
2. DEFER YOUR ENTRY TO 2021. You can defer your entry to race the Coastal Delaware Running Festival on April 17-18, 2021. We have reduced the deferral fee by 50%. You must defer your registration online by April 18, 2020. CLICK HERE TO DEFER YOUR REGISTRATION.
Tower Challenge $15
Ft. Miles Challenge $15
Cape Challenge $15
Half Marathon $15
*Please log into your RSU account if needed and select MANAGE REGISTRATION from the 2020 Coastal Delaware Running Festival. Then select DEFER from the menu bar near the top of the page.
3. NO COST TRANSFER TO BETHANY BEACH SPORTS WEEKEND. You can transfer your Coastal Delaware Running Festival registration to the Bethany Beach Sports Weekend 5k, 10k, Half Marathon & Half Marathon Relay and Challenge Runs on September 19-20, 2020. You must transfer by April 18, 2020 CLICK HERE TO TRANSFER RACES.
*Please log into your RSU account if needed and select MANAGE REGISTRATION from the 2020 Coastal Delaware Running Festival. Then select TRANSFER TO ANOTHER RACE from the menu bar near the top of the page. Visit www.RaceBethanyBeach.com for more info.
4. DONATE YOUR REGISTRATION PROCEEDS. If none of the options work for you or you’re feeling generous, you can do nothing and we will donate the proceeds of your registration to the Delaware Seashore Preservation Foundation. Click here to learn more about the DSPF.
A Message from our Race Directors
We know you’ve put in months of training – getting up early, logging long miles, and making sacrifices in your daily lives. We are runners too – we know what goes into getting yourself ready for race day. You’ve spent time and money, and we are so disappointed that we can’t celebrate together on race day.
Our small staff puts our hearts and souls into every event we put on. We take great care in every aspect of planning for our races which involves pre-production expenses and commitments – everything from your race swag to on-course fuel, your finish line party to making sure we have enough porta-potties. We LOVE what we do.
Permits, tents, awards, medals, participant swag, venue rentals, signage, food, drink, bands, volunteer preparation, sponsorship solicitations, security – the list goes on. We are very aware that you have a lot of choices when it comes to races, and we are grateful that you choose to run with us.
On behalf or our residents, volunteers, hotels, and sponsors who have embraced the Coastal Delaware Running Festival Weekend, we offer you our thanks for being part of our running community. And we wish you good health for you and your family.
We can’t wait to see you again the weekend of April 17-19, 2021!
March 12, 2020
With the very recent State of Emergency issued by Governor Carney in Delaware, The City of Rehoboth Beach, has decided to cancel all events, both indoors and out until April 30, 2020. We respect their decision in this difficult time and we know it was made out of the concern for visitors and community. We have made the decision to cancel the 2020 Coastal Delaware Running Festival. While this was a very tough decision, we believe it is the right one. Our top priority is always the health and safety of everyone involved in our events. We know almost all have travel plans that are now affected and we wanted to let you know as soon as possible. Please standby for more information from our Race Directors as they work through options for all registered participants.