Defending Delaware Marathon Champions to Return
September 21, 2014
ATI Physical Therapy sponsors an improved Elite field
Wilmington, DE -- 3500 runners from nearly all 50 states and five foreign countries will converge on the Wilmington, Delaware Riverfront on Mother’s Day 2015 for the twelfth annual Discover Bank Delaware Marathon Running Festival. Included in the field will be defending champion, Titus Rotich, 37, from Keyna, whose 2:21:37 is the fastest marathon time ever run on Delaware soil. He’ll be joined in the half marathon by the 2013 Delaware Marathon champion, Bryan Morseman, 29, from Addison, New York, whose 2:24:48 was the previous Delaware Marathon record.
ATI Physical Therapy has joined the Delaware Marathon sponsorship team to improve the event’s level of competition. Jeremy Doucette, Director of Business Development for ATI in Delaware added: “We are pleased to join Discover Bank, Patterson Schwartz Real Estate, Christiana Care Health System and many others in helping promote Delaware’s largest running festival.
The Delaware Marathon begins and finishes at Tubman Garrett Riverfront Park on the Christina Riverfront and the scenic course proceeds along the Riverfront, across Downtown, through Brandywine Park, up Kentmere & Bancroft Parkways, through the Wawaset Park and Little Italy neighborhoods, before returning to the Riverfront via Rodney Square. The marathon is accompanied by a half marathon and two team relay marathons.
The festivities will kick off on Saturday, May 9. 2015 with the Delaware Running Company anchored Runners’ Expo and the Run 1, 4 Run! fun run and walk, sponsored by Novo Nordisk and Highmark Delaware, which is expected to draw up to 1,000 elementary school students and their families to the Riverfront the day before the marathon.
Over the past decade, more than $150,000 in DMRF proceeds has benefitted dozens of local non-profits, such as the Christiana Care’s Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training Program, Girls on the Run Delaware, the Mike Clark Legacy Foundation, and the YMCA of Delaware.