Map & Directions

Directions to Wilmington Riverfront Parking

From I-95, take exit 6 (4th St; M.L. King Jr Blvd; Maryland Ave). Follow signs to the Riverfront, taking right on South Madison. There is street parking along Justison Street and West Street. Short walk to registration and start/finish at Hare Pavilion.

Parking, Start / Awards Area

Free Race Day Parking for Participants, Spectators and Volunteers:
There is plenty of parking within walking distance of the race START.

Fee Based Race Day Parking for Participants, Spectators and Volunteers:
We have secured the Amtrak Parking Garage (Enter on French St. Garage located between Rosa Parks drive and Front St). Runners will pay a discounted rate of $5.00 or less for all day parking by presenting your race bib at the point of exit.

Course Map

The 2023 Delaware Distance Classic 15K & 5K Road Races will be out and back along Riverfront Wilmington to the Jack A. Markell Trail through the Russell Peterson Wildlife Refuge and bike paths towards New Castle.

5K Course Map (same start/finish for 15K)
Delaware Distance Classic 5K Course - HaresDownload map as PDF

Continuation of 15K Course:
Jack A. Markell Trail
Certification Map coming soon

Both 15K and 5K start at Hare Overlook Pavilion at Riverfront Wilmington, run past DuPont Environmental Education Center and on to boardwalk over the marsh area. Then across bridge and on to pavement towards New Castle with long, straight stretches. Course Article and Photos

15K USATF Course Certification #

Course Video

The Jack A. Markell (JAM) Trail opened in June, 2018. Except for the first 25 seconds, this video is a tour of most of the 15K course, for the return trip to the finish.
You can find larger version along with accompanying news article at DelawareOnline by answering 1-3 brief questions.