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Caesar Rodney Half Marathon

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March 26, 2017 (Sunday)
Half Marathon, 6.05 Miles, 5 K
Rodney Square, 1100 N. Market Street
Wilmington, Delaware
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Register to run the OLDEST HALF MARATHON IN THE COUNTRY! Join us in our 53rd consecutive year of the Caesar Rodney Half Marathon & 5k, of which the proceeds benefit the American Lung Association! This 13.1 beautiful scenic course takes runners on a tour throughout the city of Wilmington - and offers a highly competitive race with some great hills to conquer! Not ready for a half marathon yet? Try the 5K option, or run the half marathon as a two person relay! Register today by visiting

Event Start Location
Rodney Square
1100 N. Market Street,
Wilmington, Delaware 19801

Course Description
The 13.1 mile course starts at 9th and King Street, and takes participants on a beautiful, scenic tour throughout Wilmington including the Riverfront, along the Brandywine River, and to Rockford Park.

Packet Pickup / Expo
Packet Pickup and the Runner's Expo's location is TBD, however will be hosted on Friday 4/1 and Saturday 4/2 between the hours of 10am and 6pm. Runners are encouraged to pickup their packets BEFORE race day - however, packets can be grabbed between 8am and 9:30am on Sunday 4/3.

Colonial Parking has provided the American Lung Association and the CRHM participants with free parking! So visit any Colonial Parking lots in Wilmington to receive the benefits and park for free!

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Year: 2005     Participation      
    Total finishers: 1,028      
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Matthew Marcini   Half Marathon Men 1:09:46 5:20  11.27 mph 
 Andrea Niggemeier   Half Marathon Women 1:22:07 6:16  9.57 mph 
 Steve Metraux   Half Marathon Masters Men 1:16:32 5:51  10.27 mph 
 Doreen Mccoubrie   Half Marathon  Masters Women  1:24:03 6:25  9.35 mph 
Complete 2005 Results (All Races)
Year: 2004     Participation


833 men competed in the 2004 Caesar Rodney Half Marathon 833 (71.1%)
    Total finishers: 1,172


339 women competed in the 2004 Caesar Rodney Half Marathon 339 (28.9%)
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Christopher Raabe    Half Marathon Men 1:09:20 5:18  11.34 mph 
 Andrea Niggemier    Half Marathon Women 1:21:33 6:14  9.64 mph 
 Jeffrey Painter   Half Marathon Masters Men 1:17:14 5:54  10.18 mph 
 Kelly Dworak    Half Marathon  Masters Women  1:27:32 6:41  8.98 mph 
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Clubs and Groups
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 Delaware Diamonds  Wilmington DE club info
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 Delaware Express  Dover DE club info
 Trail Dawgs A.C.  Newark DE club info
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Retailers (near this event)
 If you need last minute shoes, clothing, energy gel, etc., try one of these local running stores:
 Store City  State   Distance   More Info 
 Delaware Running Company  Wilmington DE 4.7 Miles store info
 Womens Sports Specialties  Wilmington DE 6.4 Miles store info
 Womens Sports Specalties  Wilmington DE 6.4 Miles store info
 The Athletes Closet  West Chester 17.2 Miles store info
 Athletes Closet  West Chester PA 17.2 Miles store info
 RunningCo. of Mullica Hill  Mullica Hill NJ 17.5 Miles store info
 The Running Place  Newtown Square PA 18.5 Miles store info
 Mot Running Company  Middletown DE 18.6 Miles store info
 Downingtown Running Company  Downingtown PA 21.2 Miles store info
 The Runners Edge  Paoli PA 21.2 Miles store info
 City Sports  Ardmore PA 22 Miles store info
 BRYN MAWR RUNNING CO.  Bryn Mawr PA 22.2 Miles store info
 The Sports Shack  Oxford PA 22.2 Miles store info
 All Kinds of Fast  Phoenixville PA 25.9 Miles store info
 Born To Run  Springhouse PA 28.9 Miles store info
 RunningCo. of Haddonfield  Haddonfield NJ 29.2 Miles store info
 Haddonfield Running Co.  Haddonfield NJ 29.2 Miles store info
 Runaway Success  Collegeville PA 31.8 Miles store info
 Moorestown Running Company  Moorestown NJ 35.5 Miles store info
 Fleet Feet Sports  Marlton NJ 36 Miles store info
 North Wales Running Company  North Wales PA 36.5 Miles store info
 The Athletic Shoe Shop  Doylestown PA 46 Miles store info
 Advanced Health and Performance Center  Doylestown PA 46 Miles store info
 Athletic Shoe Shop  Newtown PA 47.7 Miles store info
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