Inaugural Coastal Delaware Running Festival Gearing Up

16 Apr 2015 06:10
Jean-Loup Fenaux
Press Release

April 10, Dewey Beach, DE – Certified Race Directors Rick Hundley and Ernie Felici, of Focus Multi-Sports, report that the inaugural Coastal Delaware Running Festival has nearly sold out for registrations. Dubbed “Delaware’s Coolest Marathon” and designated by VacationRentalHomes.com, a Trip Advisor Company, as the “Best Marathon in Delaware” the inaugural Coastal Delaware Running Festival is scheduled for May 3, 2015. Designated a State of Delaware Championship event by the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) the race is a Boston Marathon qualifying race. To date, the full and half marathons are nearly sold out.

The full and half marathons and 9k will happen on Sunday, May 3. On Sunday morning at 7, 7:30 and 7:45, the marathon, half marathon and 9k respectively, will start at Tower Road at the Delaware State Park off Coastal Highway. The finish line and post-race celebration party will be at Lighthouse Cove. Packet pick up, sport expo and athlete and family welcome party will take place at the new Dewey Beach Hyatt/Lighthouse Cove bayside complex at 124 Dickinson Street, in Dewey Beach, on Saturday, May 2 from 3-9 pm. The post-race party will feature free food and beer and live entertainment.

“Our scenic course is a flat and fast, which runners love, and it’s south Delaware’s only Boston qualifier. Plus, Focus Multi-Sports is known for our awesome party-like events and great swag, especially gender-specific tech shirts and unique, creative and highly sought-after finisher medals, so we are pleased, but not surprised, by the enthusiastic response.” said Rick Hundley.

The Coastal Delaware Running Festival is a fundraiser the Delaware Seashore Preservation Foundation (DSPF), a Friends Group supporting Delaware State Parks. The DSPF is a non-profit organization that was created to preserve, protect and enhance the Indian River Life Saving Station, and the Parks within the Delaware Seashore State Park Region including the Indian River Marina, Delaware Seashore, Fenwick Island and Holts Landing State Parks whose most recent undertaking is the restoration of WWII Fire Control Tower #3 with The Fort Miles Historical Association.

The Coastal Delaware Running Festival also supports Preston’s March for Energy, a non-profit whose mission is to provide adaptive bikes to children with special needs.

Ernie Felici said, “We believe in their missions and want to help them promote their causes in order to do more good work for the community.”

The Coastal Delaware Running Festival is currently seeking volunteers. All interests and abilities are welcome; there will a way for all to participate in the fun and volunteer. Students in need of service hours and non-profit groups are encouraged to register. For more information or to register visit: www.CoDelRun.com