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Race Day Details

Event Day Schedule

8:00 AM - Day of Packet Pick-Up and Registration begins in Rodney Square
9:30 AM - Race Starts
10:45 AM - 5K Awards Available
11:30 AM - Half Marathon Awards Available for pick up.
Please check results kiosks for information on age group winners.
10:30 AM to 3:00 PM After party celebration at Ernest & Scott Taproom, 902 N Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

Parking and Driving Directions


The Race Base Camp is located in Rodney Square and will offer day of registration and packet pick-up services, a bag drop tent, port-a-potty row and much more!  The start line is located on King Street between 9th & 10th Streets and the runners cross the finish line directly in front of the Caesar Rodney statue on N. Market Street.

Rodney Square
1100 N. Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

Click here for directions to the event.


colonialparking.jpgColonial Parking has partnered with the American Lung Association again this year, and is offering all Caesar Rodney participant's FREE event parking in the following lots:

10th and Jefferson Streets
9th and Washington Streets
8th and West Streets 
12th and Market Streets




Seeking accomodations? Stay only a block and a half from the start line, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown Wilmington. Use the link below to book with the American Lung Association room block  The DoubleTree is kindly donating back 15% of all proceeds to the mission of the American Lung Association to save lives by improving lung health and fighting lung disease. Hurry and reserve your room today - because the room block is only opened until 3/13/18! 

Link to book with Doubletree by Hilton Downtown, Wilmington

700 N King Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

Phone: 302.661.4362


Race Amenities and Awards

2018 Caesar Rodney Award



Event T-shirt.

Medal for the first 1,000 Half Marathon and Relay Participants.

Complimentary bag drop available in Rodney Square.

Race Day Entertainment.

Post-Race refreshments for registered runners including pizza, fruit and more.

Display kiosks with scrolling race results.

Results text messaged to personal cell phone.

Virtual Race Bag with tons of sponsored offers sent directly to our email account.

Access to the Central YMCA facilities between 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM. Runners may gain access by showing their race bibs to the YMCA front desk.

After party at Ernest and Scott Taproom from 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Ernest and Scott will be donating 10% of proceeds back to the American Lung Association.


Awards will be available for pick up in Rodney Square after 11:30 AM. Please check to see if you have won an award BEFORE heading to the after party. Any unclaimed awards will be available for pick-up at the American Lung Association in DE offices.

Half Marathon

  • $100 cash award to overall male and female winners.  
  • Awards for first, second and third place finishers, male and female, in the following age categories: 18 and under, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and older
  • Finishers’ medals awarded to all half marathon finishers and both relay finishers.
  • Team awards given to each team member on first and second place teams in each category. Team members are also eligible for individual awards.

5K Race

  • Awards are given to first, second and third place finishers, male and female, in the following age categories (runners): 13 and under, 14 - 18, 19 - 29, 30 - 39, 40 - 49, 50 - 59, 60 - 69, 70 and over
  • For 5K walkers, awards will be given to the overall first, second and third place walkers, male and female.


Race Rules and Regulations

All participants in the Caesar Rodney Half Marathon, Relay and 5K must read and become familiar with the following race rules and regulations:

  • Entry fees are non-refundable, non-transferable and may not be deferred. Anyone found running with someone else's race number may be eliminated from participating in future American Lung Association in Delaware races.
  • No-shows will be mailed their race shirts only upon written or email request.
  • ½ marathon runners must complete the course in 3.5 hours. For the safety of our runners, this will be strictly enforced. 
  • 5K participants must complete the course in one hour.
  • Walkers are welcome in the race provided they can complete the course within the time limit.
  • Baby joggers, strollers, roller/in-line skates, and pets (even on leashes) are prohibited.
  • The decisions of the race director are final in all matters. 
  • B-tag must be worn properly. Instructions are provided. Please read carefully. We are not responsible for providing timing results for those whose tag is worn incorrectly.
  • Overall winners are based on gun time. All other awards are based on chip time. Chip time is recorded by an electronic chip that is attached to a runner’s bib.
  • Awards may be picked up at the event on race day or at the American Lung Association office located on 630 Churchmans Road, Suite 202, Newark, DE 19702. *No mailing.
  • Half marathon participants must be at least 14 years old.  Anyone under 18 must have parental consent.
  • The registration forms REQUIRE a signature (or agreement online) to be eligible to run.  
  • All participants are required to provide an email and a phone number, as well as an emergency contact name and phone number in case of an emergency.

Cancellation Policy:

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY! Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable.  You may not roll your entry over to another year or transfer, sell or give it to another person if you are unable to run. This policy applies to all entrants and is in effect whether you are injured, have an unexpected family/business emergency, have a medical emergency, or if the event is cancelled because of weather, natural disaster or other unforeseen circumstances.  There are NO exceptions.
If you do not participate or pick up your event shirt, upon request, we will provide you with a letter acknowledging your registration fee as a charitable donation.


Timing: The 2018 Caesar Rodney Event will be timed by Lin-Mark Sports who will utilize the B-Tag from ChronoTrack Systems, the world's most advanced timing system with the disposable chip. All participants will receive their assigned B-Tag affixed to their race number where it remains for the entire race - no shoe tags needed.

During the entry process and race week entrants/family/friends will be able to sign up for Athlete Race Tracking through Chronotrack Live to track their athlete(s) during the race - Finishers will have their results text to their mobile device within minutes after finishing.

For more information about Chronotrack Live, click here.

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