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New Moon Half & Quarter Marathon, Crescent Moon 5K
6:00 PM Saturday, May 27, 2017

Online Registration is closed. You can register onsite between 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm tomorrow.


Join us and celebrate the "unofficial" arrival of Summer on Memorial Day weekend for the exciting 4th annual New Moon Half & Quarter Marathon AND the Crescent Moon 5K presented by Mount Carmel. The event kicks off fun summer evenings with a Half Marathon (13.1 miles), Quarter Marathon (6.55 miles) and the Crescent Moon 5K (3.1 miles). All three races, which begin and end in the heart of downtown Delaware, Ohio are open to runners and walkers.

The New Moon is a party and celebration of all that is fun on great summer nights - including a festive post-event Celebration Block Party for you and all your friends and family.

For 2017, we have a *NEW* course! We have changed-up the course to provide a different perspective of the City of Delaware! The urban run course starts directly in the downtown of Delaware, takes you through historic business district, the neighborhoods that make up the city, through the campus of Ohio Wesleyan University, around the beautiful Mingo Park and alongside the Olentangy River, to an exciting downhill finish back at the heart of downtown. The New Moon Half & Quarter Marathon and Crescent Moon 5K is the must-do running and walking event of the summer.

Who can participant? You.  We encourage runners and walkers of all shapes, sizes and abilities to participate. The course is open and fully supported for three and a half hours. Walker must be able to walk at an approximately 15:30 pace to complete the half marathon.

Participant Perks:

  • Gender Specific Lifestyle Event Shirt  

  • Best DJs in Central Ohio at the Start, on Course, and Finish Line

  • Outstanding Post Race Food 

  • *New in 2017" - Custom offical New Moon finishers Medal for the Half, Quarter & 5K. Separate medals for separate distances!

  • Official New Moon finishers mug
  • Great Swag Bag

  • First beer on us!

  • Festive Post Race Party in downtown Delaware

Registration fees

Crescent Moon Closed

Registration closed
  • 3.1 miles

    1. Closed
      Dec 1 – Dec 1
    2. $35.00
      Dec 1 – Mar 31
    3. $40.00
      Apr 1 – May 20
    4. $45.00
      May 20 – May 26

Half Moon Closed

Registration closed
  • 13.1 miles

    1. Closed
      Dec 1 – Dec 1
    2. $65.00
      Dec 1 – Mar 31
    3. $75.00
      Apr 1 – May 20
    4. $90.00
      May 20 – May 26

Quarter Moon Closed

Registration closed
  • 6.55 miles

    1. Closed
      Dec 1 – Dec 1
    2. $55.00
      Dec 1 – Mar 31
    3. $65.00
      Apr 1 – May 20
    4. $80.00
      May 20 – May 26

Transfer & Deferral Policy & Procedure

 IMPORTANT - You will be required to acknowledge the policy guidelines during registration.


  1. Race entries and/or Race Bibs can be transferred to another individual up to May 15. No transfers will be permitted after May 15.
  2. The individual transfering ("Transferer") must initiate the transfer. This is performed by you (you do not need to contact the race organizer) through the registration system. There is a button located on the main event registration page that initiates the process. Follow the procedures from there. You will need to indicate the individual's email address receiving the transfer.
  3. The individual receiving the race entry or bib ("Transferee") will receive a transfer email and must then within 3 days  register themselves online.
  4. The transferee be required to pay the current event entry fee less credit for transferer's entry fee paid.
  5. Additionally, all transfers are subject to an additional administrative fee of $10, plus any applicable online registration service fees.

Note: If it is your original intent to Gift someone a registration, please use the Gift Registration feature when you initially register.


  1. You are permitted to transfer up or down in distance (example: move from Half to quarter distance) through May 15.
  2. If you wish to transfer to another distance you must initiate the transfer. Again, this is performed by (you do not need to contact the race organizer) through the registration system. There is transfer button located on main event page.
  3. Any distance transfers "up" to a longer distance will be required to pay the difference between the entry fee paid and the current entry fee for the longer distance selected.  There is no refund or credit for transfers "down" in distance.
  4. Any distance transfers are subject to an additional administrative fee of $5.00, plus any applicable online registration service fees.


  1. There are no injury deferrals for this event. You are able to Transfer your entry or transfer "down" in distance per the guidelines listed above.


  1. There are no refunds for this event, No refunds are given for injury, pregnancy, or any other medical conditions. We will provide you a discount of 50% into the next year's New Moon Half & Quarter Marathon or Crescent Moon 5K if request is made within 15 days of the event.

New Moon Quick Notes

 Quick summary of event details:

WHEN/WHERE:  Saturday, May 27, 2017  Downtown Delaware, OH


END TIME: 10:00 PM


PACKET PICK_UP (Note: Separate times and locations):

  • Saturday, May 20 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday, May 21 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
             MC Fitness & Health
             Mount Carmel Sports Medicine Specialists
             7100 Graphics Way (off US SR 23N)
             Lewis Center, OH 43035

    AND Starting Wednesday, May 24 12:00 pm - Saturday, May 27 3:00 pm at:

              Second Sole Total Sports
              28 N. Sandusky St
              Delaware, OH 43015
              (740) 369-0622

Packet Pick-up moves to Celebration Area at 4:00 pm on Saturday, May 27.


PREFERRED PARKING: Delaware County Offices  140 N. Sandusky St, Delaware, OH 43015 (Approx 0.50 mile from Start)

AIDE STATIONS: Water and Gatorade


Course Map - Crescent Moon 5K

Course Map-Half & Quarter Marathon

Course Route - Half & Quarter Distances

Packet Pick-up

Please bring a household, canned or dry food item to packet pick-up location or to event on race day. We are collecting these items for donation to People in Need of Delaware County. Thank you for giving back!

Packet Pick-up Schedule- Note: Locations, Times & Dates


    • Saturday, May 20 -  8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Sunday, May 21 - 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM             
              MC Fitness & Health
              7100 Graphics Way (off US SR 23N)
             Lewis Center, OH 43035

     AND Starting Wednesday, May 24 12:00 pm - Saturday, May 27 3:00 pm at:

              Second Sole Total Sports
              28 N. Sandusky St
              Delaware, OH 43015
              (740) 369-0622

Event Day - Saturday, May 27 10:00 AM - 5:15 PM (CHECK-IN MOVES TO CELEBRATION AREA AT 4:30 PM)

 Note: Second Sole Delaware is located at the Start/Finish Line of the New Moon.

Mount Carmel Sports Medicine Specialists

New Moon is partnering with Mount Carmel Sports Medicine Specialists to provide course support and event services. One of Central Ohio's leading sports medicine providers will not only help you prevent injuries but to get you back running and walking and doing the things you love quickly after an injury.

Seeded Corral Start

We have established a corral system to allow the field of participants to spread out nicely along the course route. We have those who plan to run fastest in the half and quarter marathon towards the front, and those who plan to walk towards the rear. During the registration process, you will be asked to predict your expected minute per mile pace for your respective distance. You can change your corral up to April 15 (we have to get the bibs printed after that date).  You can always move back to a slower corral on race day if you need to, but you will not be permitted to jump to a faster corral. The corrals will go one after another and your start time will not begin until you cross the starting line.


Heat Index/Temperature Policy

If race day is significantly hotter than the preceding days, or if the few days leading up to and including race day are extremely hot, then the risk of exertional heat stroke is much increased.  There is the possibility that as runners and walkers will either not be acclimatised or else they may start the race already dehydrated from previous heat exposure. If this is the case, the following activity and awareness activity will take place:

  • Announcements leading up to race day warning participants of heat risks and recommending hydration increase leading up to the event
  • Pre-race announcements of current temperature and heat index and recommend pre-race hydation
  • If Heat index >72 -80 (see below) chart pre-race, aide stations on course will increase from nine (9) to twelve (12)
  • If Heat index >80- 88 pre-race and expected to be the same or increase during the race, race will be modified to quarter marathon 
  • If Heat index >88 pre-race and expected to be the same or increase during the race, race will be postponed or suspended

During the event, a graded flagging system based on the Heat Stress Index (HSI) has been devised. According to this system:

- Black flag (extreme risk, HSI > 88):  If cancellation is not possible participants will be advised of the risks and not to compete.

- Red flag (high risk, 80 > HSI > 88): All runners will be made aware that heat injury is possible. Those susceptible to heat will be advised not to compete and all runners urged to slow their pace and hydrate adequately.

- Yellow flag (moderate risk, 72 > HSI > 80): Participants with high risk for heat stroke will be recommended that they withdraw.

- Green flag (low risk, 72 > HSI)




Course Hydration Stations/Medical

There will a total of seven (7) aid stations on the course containing water and hydration drink, at the following locations:

  • Aid Station #1 - Mile 1.25
  • Aid Station #2 - Mile 2.25
  • Aid Station #3 - Mile 3.25
  • Aid Station #4 - Mile 4.25
  • Aid Station #5 - Mile 5.25
  • Aid Station #6 - Mile 6
  • Aid Station #7 - Mile 6.5 (half and quarter split)

If heat index exceeds 80 additional hydration stations will be added:

Aid Station #8 - Mile 3.7

Aid Station  #9 - Mile 4.5

Aid Station #10 - Mile 7


  • Finish Line
  • Mile 2
  • Mile 3.5
  • Mile 5

Inclement Weather Policy

Weather forecasts will be monitored prior to the event paying special attention to the possibility of heavy rain, thunder and lightning, high winds and extreme temperatures. If necessary, athletes will be made aware of these predictions on the Greenswell website and on our Facebook so that participants can properly prepare for severe weather during the race as well as possible course alterations. Severe weather updates will also be sent to participants via email as necessary.

The Event Director and Safety Director will monitor the weather and make a decision if any action will be taken to modify the race. Possible changes include: altering the start time for the race or in extreme situations, cancellation of the event. Please listen closely to all public address announcements at the starting line of the race.

Visible lightning will cause the race to be postponed for a minimum of 15 minutes. Additional sightings will continue to delay the race in 15 minute increments.

If heat is predicted, extra water and hydration stations will be provided to the athletes, both prior to, during and after the event. The medical team will be alerted that athletes may require additional medical attention during and after the event due to the high temperatures. If it is felt that it is unsafe for participants to start the race due to severe heat that race may be suspended or cancelled.

Race personnel reserve the right to delay, cancel, or suspend the race due to inclement weather. Participants must abandon the race if ordered to do so the race personnel, medical staff, fire or police officers.


Race Elements

  • The course is OPEN for 3 hours amd 30 minutes (3:30); walkers must be able to walk at a pace of 15:30 per mile to complete the half marathon within the scheduled time;

  • The course is a 6.55 mile loop through the heart of Delaware.  The Quarter Marathon is one loop then finish, the Half Marathon is two loops and then finish.

  • The 3.1 mile course is a 1.55 mile out-n-back course. The first 1.55 mile of the course runs counter (opposite direction) of the 6.55 course
  • Seven aid stations on course; an aid station at approximately each mile,  key spots along the course, and at the intersection of Winter St and Sandusky St for the half marathoners starting their 2nd lap.

  • Fantastic course support led by the community and residents of Delaware, the school system, fraternities and sororities, and more.

  • Course entertainment.

  • Entry to the post-race Celebration Block Party, starting at 7:00 pm featuring live music, grilled food, and summer drinks.

  • All finishers will receive a custom New Moon Medal and commemorative New Moon mug. Finishers will be able to enjoy the 1st glass of the summer drink of their choice in the New Moon Celebration Block Party.


2016 Results

Thank you again for participating! Here is results link:


Event Schedule

  • May 27 4:00 PM EDT - Athlete Check-in Event Site Begins

  • May 27 5:15 PM EDT - Athlete Check-in Event Site Ends

  • May 27 5:30 PM EDT - Event Formation Begins

  • May 27 5:40 PM EDT - Event Formation Begins

  • May 27 6:00 PM EDT - Corral A Begins (Crescent Moon)

  • May 27 6:02 PM EDT - Corral B Begins

  • May 27 6:04 PM EDT - Corral C Begins

  • May 27 6:06 PM EDT - Corral D Begins

  • May 27 6:08 PM EDT - Corral E Begins

  • May 27 6:10 PM EDT - Corral F Begins

  • May 27 6:12 PM EDT - Corral G Begins

  • May 27 6:14 PM EDT - Corral H Begins

  • May 27 6:16 PM EDT - Corral I Begins

  • May 27 6:30 PM EDT - Block Party Begins

Contact Information

Event Location

Delaware, OH, United States

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