The Trail Dawgs and Head of Christiana Presbyterian Church
present the 11th Annual

Go Dawgs!!!
Saturday, April 26, 2008 (rain or shine!)
Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10K & 5K
Carpenter Rec. Area, Rt. 896
White Clay Creek State Park
Newark, Delaware

A "whole enchilada" trail-running event 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!  

Thanks for a successful 2008 Triple Crown! Extra race shirts finally arrived; pre-registered 10K and 5K runners who didn't get t-shirts: please contact with your mailing address and the church will send you one. Next year's event will be Saturday April 25, 2009 -- come on back and bring your friends! Race photos courtesy of Carl Camp: Along the creek and In the creek

2007 Results: Marathon | Half-Marathon | 10K | 5K | TRIPLE CROWN
Click here for 2007 marathon finisher certificates.

Registration at ACTIVE.COM -- is CLOSED.
You may register the morning of the race.
Over 400 runners are pre-registered, so t-shirts are sold out--sorry!

NOTE: New park entry fees are $3/DE vehicle and $6/other vehicle.
Pre-registration includes paid park entry for one vehicle.
Race-day registrants must pay their own park entry fee.

race details | marathon info | previous years
map to start | airphoto map (old) | course schematics | park info
the homeless shelters we're supporting

All races start and finish at the pavilion at the W.S. Carpenter Rec. Area of White Clay Creek State Park.
These courses are not USATF certified, but we re-measured 'em on 4/9/06 and 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!
What's new for 2008: PARKING FEES!. We raised some of the registration fees to cover the cost of parking passes for on-line registrants.
SHOW YOUR ACTIVE.COM RECEIPT AND WE'LL GIVE YOU A PASS. Otherwise it's $6/out-of-state or $3/DE vehicle.

Directions: 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!

Premiums and emoluments:  Finisher medals for all marathon survivors.  Commemorative 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).  Lots of free post-race refreshments plus a Survivors' BBQ for all participants and volunteers starting at noon.  

Awards: 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.

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   Trail Dawgs Athletic Club

Head of Christiana Presbyterian Church, 1100 Church Rd., Newark, DE 19711     Phone: 302-731-4169
For more info contact the church (weekday mornings are best), or race director John Mackenzie at