2,000 runners compete in Rehoboth Beach Seaside Marathon and Half Marathon

The  Rehoboth Beach Seashore Marathon drew in 2,000 runners this past weekend.
The Rehoboth Beach Seashore Marathon drew in 2,000 runners this past weekend.

Previously on this blog, we wrote an article notifying folks about the sixth annual Rehoboth Beach Seaside Marathon and Half Marathon, which takes place every December in Sussex County, Delaware. Now that the event has come and gone, we thought we would provide a follow-up and let everyone know that it went off without a hitch. 

According to the Cape Gazette, a regional news outlet, about 2,000 runners partook in this year's race on Saturday, December 7, with 1,200 folks opting to do the half marathon and the rest choosing to run the full 26.3-mile course. 

The weather throughout the day was a bit windy, but there was no rain, making it what the source called a "perfect day for running."

Justin Gillette was the first person to cross the finish line among the athletes who ran the full marathon, completing the course in 2 hours and 36 minutes. Chandler Rainey, the first woman to finish, ran the course in 3 hours and 13 minutes.

"There were [...] a number of cancer survivors and others fighting back from wobbles in their personal lives," states the news outlet. "It is almost unheard of for a runner who toes the starting line not to finish, and the assistance out on the course, from volunteers to runners' stopping to help each other is amazing."

There's always a lot going on in Rehoboth Beach, which is just one of the many reasons why people relocate to this Atlantic seaside community. If you're interested in viewing some of the gorgeous and affordable real estate in Rehoboth Beach, contact Rehoboth real estate professionals today. 

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