REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR Blue Cheetah's 2020 C & D Canal Half Marathon! Are you ready to Run the Canal? Sign up today! It's our 6th Annual Event along the beautiful C & D Canal Castle Trail. Along your route, you will view fall foliage and magnificent bridges, along with boats and barges throughout this active waterway. The entire trail is paved and mostly flat, with the exception of the hill up through the marina.
The C&D Canal 5K is BACK! Run a 5K along the beautiful, fast and flat C & D Canal Trail - the fall colors should be at their peak. Join your half-marathon buddy or grab your 5K friends and hit the (paved) trail! 5K is $25/per person and includes our custom event shirt. 5K start time at 8:15 am
Sunday, November 15, 2020
Come out and join us on Delaware’s prettiest USATF Certified Half-Marathon Course along the fully-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, and indescribable views of the historic C&D Canal. All runner/spectator parking will be across the street at the Gunning-Bedford Middle School, and free shuttle buses / bag check will be provided. Those with a valid Handicapped placard will be able to park at the trail head. For directions to the race, please point your GPS to Gunning Bedford Middle School for parking - the shuttle bus will take you to the race start.
There is no strict time limit for this race. Participants are able to finish this race in about 4 hours.
You'll begin the first 6 miles of your run on a flat and fast course that runs only a few feet from the canal 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 descent 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 RaceResult Timing 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 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 stops will be provided along the course for your comfort. In addition to the Start/Finish areas, portable restrooms are also located just prior to the half-way point turn-around.
*All finishers will receive a medal included with your registration fee. Those wishing to purchase an additional medal for a friend or family member can do so during the registration process.
All net proceeds go to benefit the National PTSD Foundation; an IRS certified 501c3 public charity non-profit organization that serves to raise awareness and assist America's first responders and first responder families suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
This is a rain or shine event and no refunds are offered for any reason.
Early packet pickup will take place at New Balance Christiana Churchman's Crossing from 4-730 pm on Thursday, Nov. 12 2020. There is no Friday packet pickup.
Race day pickup will also be available starting at 630 am.