C&D Canal Half-Marathon & 5k Run

1 Mile

Event Date

Sat, Nov 7, 2015


New Castle, DE


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Half-Marathon (13.1 miles) - Individual Registration

$55 $55 Closed

5K Run/Walk (3.11 miles) - Individual Registration

$25 $25 Closed

About This Activity

Run Delaware's NEWEST Certified Half-Marathon!

Come out and join us on Delaware’s NEWEST USATF Certified Half-Marathon Course along the newly opened (and PAVED) Michael N. Castle C&D Canal Trail.  This event starts and finishes at the Biddle Point trail head; strategically located only a short drive from Baltimore, Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Southeastern Pennsylvania.  The trail head is a modern facility with restrooms, picnic tables, ample improved and unimproved parking, and indescribable views of the historic C&D Canal.

You'll begin the first 6 miles of your run on a flat and fast course that runs only a few feet from the river before quickly climbing from the canal base and passing through Summit North Marina.  There, you will pass through a modern marina and restaurant before proceeding about 1/2 mile to the turn-around point.  A quick downhill decent, and you are back on the flat portion of the trail for what is guaranteed to be a P.R. Finish!  All participants will be professionally chip-timed using the MyLAPS BibTag system by Blue Cheetah Sports Timing, LLC.

Along the route, you will pass by historic bridges, working tugs and freighters from all around the world, an abundance of wildlife, and the sheer beauty of this man-made miracle.

Each half-marathon finisher will earn a 4 inch MARATHON QUALITY CUSTOM FINISHER'S MEDAL, a technical-blend commemorative t shirt, and other great swag from our sponsors.  Food and light refreshments will be provided at the start and finish, and ample water and restroom stops will be provided along the course for your comfort.



Don't feel like running a half?  No problem.  This event will also feature a discounted 5k route along the same trail.  5K runners and walkers also receive the commemorative technical-blend t-shirt.

This is the perfect race to cap off your running season as we prepare for the holidays and the long winter ahead.  All proceeds go to benefit the National PTSD Foundation; a non-profit organization that serves to raise awareness and assist America's first responders suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

For any questions regarding this race, please contact Christopher Shelton at Blue Cheetah Sports.  His email is chris@bluecheetahtiming.com

Event details and schedule


When: Saturday, November 7th, 2015

Time: 0800 HRS Start (8 AM)

Where: Michael N. Castle C&D Canal Trail – Biddle Point Trail Head

Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/Wrcsy

Packet Pick-up: Onsite, the morning of the race

Parking: A paved lot is located at the trail head. Overflow parking along the gravel road leading from Cox Neck Road to the trail head parking area.

Swags: 4 inch custom finisher's medal, (see it at: www.RuntheCanal.com), technical blend t-shirt, and other great items from our sponsors.

Other Stuff: Free fruit, water, snacks, music, and sponsor swag.

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