Coastal Delaware Running Festival

Coastal Delaware Running Festival

Coastal Delaware Running Festival

( 9 reviews )
100% of reviewers recommend this race
  • Dewey Beach,
    Delaware,
    United States
  • May
  • 13.1/Half Marathon, 26.2 miles/Marathon, Other
  • Road Race

Vanessa Junkin

Salisbury, Maryland, United States
40 42
2019
"Had fun as 3:00 pacer! "
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Vanessa Junkin's thoughts:

I had fun in my second year as a pacer at the Coastal Delaware Running Festival in Rehoboth Beach! I paced the 3:00 group for the half marathon with Beast Pacing.

This race has a beautiful course, taking runners out and back on the Gordon's Pond Trail. It's a crushed stone trail and the whole course is very flat. It's not a technical trail. There are a few small inclines that a runner from a flat area might notice. The only problem for someone at the back of the pack was that there was a crossover in the course, where there were runners coming back from a loop. We had to turn left while people were coming toward us, so I felt like I was cutting across traffic. There was also another little out-and-back that could have been better marked.

There were plenty of aid stations that had water and Gatorade. After the race, there was a full buffet at Grotto Pizza, which had pizza, baked ziti, chicken tenders and salad. There was also beer. The full lunch afterward was a really nice perk! There were also free race photos.

I stayed at a nearby hotel, but parking is generally pretty easy in Rehoboth Beach in the off-season, and it's free during this time of year. I would still recommend getting there early just to ensure you get a good spot.

There wasn't much of an expo, but the expo isn't something I really care about. There was not race-day packet pickup, so my friend and I picked up our packets the day before at a local church, and I picked one up for another friend, too (I needed a form from her and copy of her ID). TriCycle and Run was set up with running gear/nutrition/clothes, and the race also had race-branded clothes for sale.

Race swag was awesome and included a shirt (not really a running shirt but more of a casual shirt), a pint glass, a magnet, and, upon finishing, a BOCO Gear visor. The medal was also nice.

I enjoy this race and hope to be back as a pacer next year!

Check out my blog review here: https://sherunsbytheseashore.com/2019/04/22/coastal-delaware-running-festival-a-nice-day-to-pace-the-300-group/

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