Monday, February 16, 2015

Newsletter February 15, 2015

Maintaining Balance in Your Life
Some solid advice for finding balance in your life while you train. Click here.

Caesar Rodney Half Marathon
In the last year or so, I have gotten very involved in volunteering for the American Lung Association in Delaware. Held for over 50 years, The Caesar Rodney Half Marathon and 5k is a renowned Delaware tradition! It is Delaware’s oldest and most prestigious running event, attracting approximately 1,800-2,000 participants and raising funds for the full mission of the American Lung Association.  The ALA mission is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy, and research. 
I am seeking volunteers for the Caesar Rodney Half Marathon and 5k race on March 22nd!  We need volunteers to help us run packet pickup at the ALA offices in Newark for a 4-hour shift on 3/19 between 10am – 6pm, 3/20 between 10am-6pm and 3/21 between 10am-4pm.  We also desperately need volunteers for race day on 3/22 from 7am-12pm to help direct runners on the course!  Please email lmattey@lunginformation.orgor check out our volunteer match post for more details!
To register to run the ½ Marathon, 2-person Relay (6.5 miles each) or 5k race click here:

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Please feel free to share with anyone you think would be interested.  Thanks in advance for your help 
Thank you!!Michelle Wang

Delaware Marathong and Half Marathon
The Sunday, May 10, 2015Discover Bank Delaware Marathon Running Festival to be held in Wilmington, Delaware is now only three months away!  

First State – First Race – PR!        
Do you know someone who wants to run their first marathon or half marathon?  If so, please forward this email to them.   Our small field = lots of personal attention and plenty of room to run.  Our easy registration, great giveaways, easy access from I-95 + a scenic course makes theDelaware Marathon or Delaware Half Marathon a perfect first time event or a perfect place for a PR!  Nearly 20% of our runners say they are first-timers – so your friends will have lots of company and support during their run.   

Please Sign Up Now!! Prices go up April 1.   Valentines Special: through midnight on Sunday 02/15, register yourself and your favorite Valentine (spouse, family member, friend) and receive a discounted rate with promo code BEMYVALENTINE at checkout. Choose from two marathons for $160, two half marathons for $120, or one marathon/one half for $140. (Online only, with same credit card used for both races.)

As of Feb 13, 2015: 
Marathon: 269 pre-registered runners (268 at this date last year)
Half Marathon: 516 pre-registered runners (497 at this date last year!)
4P Relay Marathon: 61 4P Teams (45 teams at this date last year)
8P Relay Marathon: 14 8P teams (2 teams at this date last year)
We’ve sold out the last nine years, so sign up now before the price goes up in April!    

This year’s SWAG (The Stuff We All Get!) will be Unbelievable!!
gender specific two toned Leslie Jordan tech shirts (smoke/yellow for boys and lavender/purple for girls); a logo cinch bag from AT&T; a Head Sweats logo runner’s hat from Discover Bank; a Delaware Marathon pint glass from NKS Distributing; a Memo from a Delaware Marathon memo pad from Minuteman Press; Free Athlete Tracking and Bib Look-up from NOVA Timing; and NEW THIS YEAR – all digital photos taken by Ken Shelton Photography on the course and at the START/FINISH will be FREE!

All runners will also receive an upgraded all-American post race BBQ from 2 Fat Guys Catering; featuring the Frank’s Wine champagne tent, the Michelob Ultra/Shock Top beer garden; the Mid Atlantic Dairy Assn chocolate milk finishers photo lounge; the AT&T free cell phone charging station; race announcers for all events, 3X the music on course, expanded tailgating opportunities, and a 72 page event program.  Also, we have a new spinner medal for the marathon and half marathoncolorful personalized race bibs with nicknames for the marathon and half marathon, and the ability to print your own finisher certificates for the marathon and half marathon; plus emailed results w/splits for all events.

Don’t forget to take advantage of our runner’s expo hosted by Delaware Running Company, where on Saturday you can buy a Class of 2015 event shirt with your names on the back; enjoy a post race massage; and enjoy  

Check out the Delaware Marathon on Facebook and Twitter.  We now have 2300 Facebook members and 1250 Twitter followers!  

Discover Bank is our new Title Sponsor!  Discover’s online banking makes managing your money a breeze by offering online Savings, Money Market, CD, and IRA CD Accounts with rates that consistently beat the national average.  Sign up or show your Discover Card in their tent on race weekend and receive, not only their outstanding personal customer service, but some special welcome gifts related to the marathon. 

Delaware Half Marathon sponsor:  Patterson Schwartz is Delaware’s largest independent REALTOR® with seven offices and over 350 full-time Sales Associates.  PS offers a full range of services including residential home sales, purchase and rental; relocation services and property management. Since their founding in 1961, PS has been committed to providing superior guidance and service to all their customers.
Health Care sponsor: Christiana Care Health System Providing all medical services for the Delaware Marathon, Christiana Care’s mission as an organization is to serve their neighbors as expert, caring partners in their health. They do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that their neighbors value.  This is their promise to you. They call it The Christiana Care Way.  Click to Watch the Video.
Re-Fuel with Chocolate Milk!: Hy-Point Dairy Farms and the Mid Atlantic Dairy Association sponsor our 4 Person Delaware Relay Marathon!  Low-fat chocolate milk is a great choice after your next practice or race.  Milk has nine essential nutrients, including calcium for strong bones and protein for lean muscle. It has fluid to rehydrate your body and electrolytes to replenish what is lost in sweat.  Chocolate milk can help you refuel and be ready for what comes next!  Remember: lots of fresh, cold, low-fat chocolate milk and ice cream sandwiches will be available to all DMRF participants.

AT&T sponsors our 8 Person Delaware Relay Marathon. The exclusive telecommunications provider of the Delaware Marathon. With a powerful array of resources, including the nation’s largest 4G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services.  AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage in Delaware.

Thank you to Dick’s Sporting Goods and ATI Physical Therapy for joining our team.  Click on the DSG link for money saving coupons.  

Also, our heartfelt thanks to Novo Nordisk, Highmark Delaware; Delaware Running Company; ServiceMark; Hopkins Moving & Storage; 1-800-PACKRAT and all our other friends and supporters. 

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Joel Schiller & Wayne Kursh
Operations and Race Director

Summer Lifeguards Wanted
Do you know a high school or college student looking for a summer job? We will be hiring about 150 lifeguards. Applications and certification courses can be found on our website at

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