Delaware Running Festival Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Record-Breaking Success

April 24, 2024

Wilmington, Delaware – April 24, 2024 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The Delaware Running Festival marked its 20th anniversary on Sunday, April 21st, at Tubman Garrett Park. Hosted by Corrigan Sports Enterprises (CSE), the event welcomed runners from across the nation, with participants representing 48 states in various races including the full marathon, half marathon, 10k, and 5k, totaling an impressive 2,500 runners.

One of the highlights of this year’s festival was the unique charity initiative featuring Wilmington Police Officer Zachary Rumford. Officer Rumford took on the challenge of starting the Half Marathon dead last, with a remarkable twist – for every runner he passed during the race, CSE donated $2 to the Wilmington Police Foundation. Officer Rumford’s outstanding performance saw him surpass 660 participants, resulting in a generous donation of $1,320.

“It is an absolute honor to witness the Delaware Running Festival thrive and evolve over the past two decades,” said Lee Corrigan, President of CSE. “We are immensely proud of the community’s unwavering support and the dedication of all the participants who make this event possible year after year and hats off to Wayne Kursh for his vision in starting the event 20 years ago.”

Full marathon participant Carolyn Hoover, also known as Miss Delaware, shared her enthusiasm for the event. “This 20th anniversary was an electric celebration of everything Delaware has to offer, from beautiful views to an inclusive running community,” said Hoover. “It was truly a special event to be proud of.”

About Corrigan Sports Enterprises

Corrigan Sports Enterprises has earned its national reputation by owning and operating some of the largest events in the endurance industry. Founded in 2000, CSE owns and/or operates marquee events such as the Baltimore Running Festival, Frederick Running Festival, Baltimore 10-Miler, Annapolis Running Festiva, Bay Bridge Run, and the All-America Lacrosse Classic, National Cup Lacrosse Tournament and College Lacrosse Live series of high profile DI college Lacrosse games. For more information visit: www.corrigansports.com

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Amanda Corrigan