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Answers to Frequently-Asked Questions:
- The Triple Crown
at 7:30 AM.
A scenic 13.1-mile nature
frolic through WCCSP and White Clay Preserve. Course fords White Clay
Creek at miles 3 and 10. At least 6 water/aid points.
includes parking, t-shirt, runnin' dawg mug to the first 100
finishers, morning snacks & BBQ lunch starting around 10AM.
Half-marathon awards ~9:50 AM.
The Delaware Trail Marathon
at 7:40 AM
(10 minutes after the half-marathon).
Two loops of the delightfully scenic half-marathon course,
at least 13 water/aid points.
There is no cut-off time for finishing, but water/aid will switch to
self-serve at noon.
includes parking, t-shirt, finisher medal and BBQ lunch
until about 2PM for survivors.
Marathon place awards ~1PM. More
marathon info--please read!.
- The 10K
at 10:00 AM.
This race is sanctioned by Mid-Atlantic
USATF as part of their off-road race series.
A creekside communion with nature; 6.2 miles up the creek
to the PA border and back with just a few hills. 4 water/aid
Pre-registration includes parking, t-shirt, snacks, BBQ lunch.
10K awards ~11:30 AM.
The 5K Run/Walk
at 11:15 AM. A
"wasn't my PR" 3.1-mile trail loop within WCCSP's Carpenter Recreation Area;
"flat and fast" except for the rocks, roots, steep hills and muddy
One water/aid point.
includes t-shirt and BBQ lunch.
5K award ceremony during lunch.
- The Triple-Crown
3-race combo--individual or team.
A half-marathon for distance,
a 10K for some up-tempo, and a 5K just for laughs = 22.4 miles all
in one morning!
The Triple Crown is scored by sum of finish
places (not combined times) among TC runners only--low sum wins
faster half-marathon finish wins). Please note the time intervals
between starts; if you finish one race after the next race has already
started, no problem--just grab some refreshments and head out
again! The main objective is to finish!
All races start and finish at
the pavilion at the W.S. Carpenter Rec. Area of White Clay Creek State
Course distances are not USATF certified, but we
guarantee they're at least the distance we advertise.
There is race-day registration for all races, but we will run
out of shirts early.
This event happens rain or
shine; 2003 and 2005 were mudbaths--be prepared for anything!
Pre-registration includes free parking;
we include a parking fee in race-day registration.
Directions to the start: Take I-95 to
Delaware Exit 1 (896N); stay on
Rt. 896 north through downtown Newark.
About 2 miles north of town, past Wedgewood Road, the
W.S. Carpenter Rec. Area entrance is the next right off Rt. 896.
The park has toilets, phone, covered pavilion, picnic tables,
kids' playground, plenty of parking....
Bring lawn chairs to relax in after you're done running!
finisher medals for all marathon survivors;
runnin' dawg coffee mug for Triple-Crown finishers and
first 100 half-marathon finishers;
Free t-shirts for pre-registered runners (you can pre-order
additional shirts for $10 each);
refreshments, and Survivors' BBQ for all participants
and volunteers starting around 10 AM.
Awards are for first-in-category only: M&F overall and
master (40+) winners plus 1st
places in 10-year age-groups for each of five events (marathon, half, 10K,
5K and Triple Crown); 1st place open, women, master and corporate Triple
Crown teams; 1st place 5K walkers ... 90+ medal categories in all. (If we
awarded 2nd and 3rd places in categories it would take all
Results, photos, etc. from previous years:
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Road: intro training |
This event is a Mission Project of Head of Christiana
Proceeds benefit local faith-based homeless shelter programs:
Deep Roots, Meeting Ground, Newark Empowerment Center, Newark
Area Welfare Committee and Settlement House.
Sponsors include -- John W. Slack
Trail Dawgs Athletic Club
Head of Christiana Presbyterian Church, 1100 Church Rd., Newark,
For more info contact the church
(weekday mornings are best), or race director
John Mackenzie at email@example.com.