Directions to Race Start
From I-95, take Delaware Route 1 to Rte 72/Rte 9 to Delaware City. Left on Washington St. for parking. Then walk to foot of Clinton Street for registration and start/finish.
The 2017 Delaware Distance Classic 15K & 5K Road Races will be held in historic Delaware City, DE with Start/Finish in Battery Park on the Delaware River. (How much more Delaware can you get?
Suggested Parking Map
From either direction, turn onto Washington Street. Ample parking on street and in lot near race start:
Dear Delaware Distance Classic 15K or 5K Participant:
The race starts at 9:00am from the foot of Clinton Street in historic Delaware City. Delaware City is an easy 20 minute drive from the Christiana Mall. Exit at Rte 72 from DE-1 or US 13 and follow the PCVRC or DDC signs into Delaware City. Race day registration and packet pickup will open at 7:30 am (or earlier if it is light) from Battery Park at the foot of Clinton Street.
There is free street parking within Delaware City. Please do NOT park on Clinton Street but you may park on any of the adjacent streets either before or after Clinton Street. There is also a 150 space lot on Washington Street at Front Street and an auxiliary lot at the fire company, located on 5th Street (Route 9) before you head into town (1/2 mile away).
There are restrooms at Battery Park and we will have PortaPots at the Start. It looks like we’ll have around 400 total participants. Mylaps bib chip timing. New Balance Technical shirts to all 15K runners.
USATF Mid Atlantic 15K championships. $750 in prize money. 3 deep 5 year age groups – from Under 20 to 75 and Over in the 15K. Standard Ten Year Age Groups in the 5K. Overall winners (3 deep and top masters cannot double dip). Random mid pack awards. Orange Gatorade, Water, and Bananas at the start/finish and on course. 2 water stations used twice. A post race party with food and a DJ at Crabby Dicks restaurant (across from the Start/Finish)
The 15K course itself is an out and back, flat and fast course, from the foot of Clinton Street, out Cox Neck Road, onto the Biddles Point trail head, and onto the Michael Castle C&D Canal Path. There will be a water station at the 5K turnaround on Cox Neck Road and at the parking lot entrance to the Michael Castle Canal path.
Delaware City Activities
Delaware City is a quaint riverfront community proud of its rich history and excited about the future. Located on the Delaware River in New Castle County, Delaware, Delaware City is the gateway to many natural and historic treasures, such as the Delaware Estuary marshes, the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal, Fort Delaware, and Fort DuPont.
Visitors are welcome to enjoy the town’s restaurants and shops and to stroll through the Historic District, which has over 200 structures featuring architectural styles spanning the 19th and early 20th centuries. For the recreation minded, the Delaware City area is popular with bird watchers, bicyclists, kayakers, canoeists, and hikers.
We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!
Delaware Distance Classic Race Committee