Middletown Athletic Club

(serving the Middletown-Odessa-Townsend, Delaware Running Community since 2002)
"That's the thing about running: your greatest runs are rarely measured by racing success. They are moments in time when running allows you to see how wonderful your life is."  - Kara Goucher


If you are not a member of MAC, please check out the membership options by selecting the Join button below.


  • April 13, 2022 6:00 PM
    South Lums Trail Head - Head north over Summit Bridge, right on Rt 71, go .8 mile, right on Old Summit Rd, go .4 mile, follow path to parking lot. *** Reminder for the last Wednesday evening run of each month: Schaefer’s Canal – 208 Bank St, Chesapeake
  • October 01, 2022 8:00 AM
    Lums Pond Trail Head/C&D Canal - Mike Castle Trail (see Facebook group for weekly details)
  • October 02, 2022 7:00 AM
    Lums Pond State Park - Boat Ramp, entrance is off of Red Lion Road (RT 71) between the intersections of Howell School Road and Summit Bridge Road (RT896)


The Middletown Athletic Club (MAC) was formed in 2002 by several long-time runners to promote running as a social and competitive activity.  MAC is an officially recognized member of the Road Runners Clubs of America (RCCA).

MAC's goals include promoting running as a family-oriented activity as well as to promote youth running.  MAC also fields several competitive teams in area races.  Whether you are new to running or a seasoned competitor, youth athlete or a Master, run for health and fitness or train to race a marathon, MAC offers something for everyone.

MAC sponsors several recurring club runs for runners of all paces and goals, as well as several running-related social events and a race each year.  The biggest of these events is the Olde Tyme Peach Festival 5K held in mid-August and usually draws 250+ runners.  Check our EVENTS page for more details on the MAC activities.

As a not-for-profit organization, proceeds from MAC membership dues and sponsored events are used to award one $1000 scholarship annually to an area high school cross country athlete.  MAC is a great way to join your neighbors and enjoy the simple sport of running.  Please consider joining us!

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