THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT--see you April 30, 2005!
Marathon/Half-Marathon PHOTOS by Carl Camp
Marathon narrative by Tony Thoman, Van Cortlandt (NYC) Track Club
Triple Crown, Half-Marathon, 10K & 5K Results
Marathon Results
If you didn't pick up a marathon finisher's certificate after the race, you can get one here.

Our 7th Annual "Springtime Frolic in the Woods!"

Go Dawgs!!!
Saturday, April 24, 2003
Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10K & 5K
Carpenter Rec. Area, Rt. 896
White Clay Creek State Park
Newark, Delaware
A trail-race festival for runners and walkers of all ages and abilities benefiting local homeless shelters.  Run one race, or two!  Run the Delaware Trail Marathon, or run the Triple Crown--3 races, the Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K, all in one morning!   Then stick around for the Survivors' BBQ starting at noon!
FAQ answers:
  • Pre-reg'd as of 4/20/04
  • All races start and finish at the Carpenter Rec. Area pavilion of White Clay Creek State Park, Rt. 896 two miles NW of downtown Newark, DE (not at the church).
  • Yes, there will be race day registration, no extra charge.
  • There is no pre-race packet pickup. Arrive in time to collect your race number before the race.
Race Details | Marathon Info | Registration: PDF HTML | Previous Years
Map to Start | Course Map
| Course Elevation Profiles | Park Info | Beneficiaries
Note: Starting in 2003 we lowered all our race registration fees, and don't include a t-shirt with registration.  You probably have enough t-shirts already, but runners who pre-register can order cool runnin' dawg t-shirts for $10 each.   Shirt orders should be submitted with your registration; we will only have a few extra shirts to sell on race day.

Premiums and emoluments:  Finisher medals for all marathon survivors.  Commemorative runnin' dawg coffee mug for Triple-Crown finishers and first 100 half-marathon finishers.  Lots of free post-race refreshments plus a Survivors' BBQ for all participants and volunteers at noon following the Triple Crown award ceremony: hamburgers, hot dogs, etc. (Suggestion: bring lawn chairs--they're a lot more comfortable than the park's picnic benches!)

Medals: 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.

Directions: Take I-95 to Delaware Exit 1 (896N); follow Rt. 896 through downtown Newark;
W.S. Carpenter Recreation Area is on Rt. 896 about 2 miles north of town on the right.
The park has toilets, phone, covered pavilion, picnic tables with BBQ's, plenty of parking....
All races start and finish by the pavilion.  Bring lawn chairs to relax and enjoy the day!

Note: all courses are wheel-measured but are not USATF certified distances.

Results, photos, etc. from previous years:

Share the Road article and training program for new runners

This event is a Mission Project of Head of Christiana Presbyterian Church
Proceeds benefit four local faith-based homeless shelter programs:
Meeting Ground, Friendship House, Elkton Men's Shelter and Newark Area Welfare Committee.
Sponsors include -- John W. Slack Insurance   Brautigam Associates, Inc.

Head of Christiana Presbyterian Church, 1100 Church Rd., Newark, DE 19711
Pastor: Kit Schooley   Mission Commission Chair: Renie Newman   Church phone: 302-731-4169
For more info contact the church (weekday mornings are best), or race directors
John Mackenzie (