Temperatures and humidity are expected to be High Risk for this evening's race. There is a chance of pop-up thunderstorms. Please reference the extreme heat index guidelines and the event Weather Contingency Plan or go the 'News" section at www.greenswell.com . Please hydrate well going into the race, wear lightly-colors breathable fabrics, sunscreen, and we recommend that you carry extra water with you during the race. There is the probability that half marathon distance may be modified. That decision would be made and announced at event time in consultation with medical and safety personnel.
Join us and celebrate the "unofficial" arrival of Summer on Memorial Day weekend for the exciting 6th annual New Moon Half & Quarter Marathon AND the Crescent Moon 5K. 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.
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 participate? 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.
*NEW* Overall and Age Division Awards
Lifestyle Event Shirt
Live Music and Finish Line Celebration
Outstanding Post Race Food & Festive Post Race Party in downtown Delaware
Heritage Series Medal - Custom "official" New Moon finishers Medal for the Half, Quarter & 5K. Separate medal for the 5K.
First beer, wine, coffee, or espresso on us!
About New Moon Half & Quarter Marathon, Crescent Moon 5K
The New Moon Half & Quarter Marathon, Crescent Moon 5K offers runners and walkers looking for a race that is reminiscent of running in your hometown. Located in Delaware, Ohio the city is the perfect mix of urban amenities and rural Midwestern charm. Start and Finish are located in the historic downtown Delaware, featuring a number of craft breweries, local family-owned restaurants and sidewalk cafes, antique stores, arts and crafts, bookstores, historical cinema, and other retailers.
The 6.55 mile course truly features a tour of Delaware, Ohio. The course winds through the City, through tree-lined historic neighborhoods, through the campus of Ohio Wesleyan University, along side the Olentangy River in scenic Mingo Park, and back to downtown Delaware. Half marathon athletes will complete two loops of the course providing them an opportunity to run the course again to the cheers of residents and spectators.
The event has a special open container license so family members can purchase their favorite brew or wine from a local establishment, come outside and watch you at certain spots along the course and enjoy their favorite adult beverage.
**FREE** Serving of Whit's Frozen Custard
All participants will get a FREE serving of the famous Whit's Frozen Custard at this year's New Moon Half & Quarter Marathon, Crescent Moon 5K Celebration! After you finish your run or walk, you will be able to enjoy a serving of frozen custard to cap off your evening!
New Drink Choices from Fresh Start Cafe & Bakery
If an alcoholic beverage is not your preference, then we have some additional choices for you - you have a choice of a 16 oz Cold Brew Coffee, Iced Flavor Latte, Iced Chai Latte or Organic Iced Tea courtesy of Fresh Start Cafe & Bakery!
No shirt but still receive finishers Medal, Food & 1 Ticket Adult Beverage (if of age)
$34.00Oct 1 - May 24
No shirt but still receive finishers medal, Food & 1 Drink ticket (if of legal age)
$58.00Oct 1 - May 24
No shirt but receive Medal, Beer/Wine Ticket (over 21), and all other amenities.
$68.00Oct 1 - May 24
$40.00Oct 1 – May 15
$45.00May 15 – May 24
$60.00Oct 1 – May 15
$70.00May 15 – May 24
$70.00Oct 1 – May 15
$80.00May 15 – May 24
- May 25 4:30 PM EDT - Athlete Check-in Event Site Begins
- May 25 5:30 PM EDT - Athlete Check-in Event Site Ends
- May 25 5:40 PM EDT - Event Formation Begins
- May 25 6:00 PM EDT - Event START
- May 25 6:30 PM EDT - Block Party Begins