DE MarathonOn Sunday, May 12, 2013, EMS Bike Teams from the University of Delaware Emergency Care Unit (UDECU) and Aetna Hose, Hook, and Ladder assisted with the medical coverage for the Delaware Marathon in Wilmington, Delaware. UDECU was invited to provide EMS at this event by New Castle County Emergency Medical Services, and this was the third year that UDECU assisted with this event.

With approximately 3,000 runners, the EMS Bike Teams provided a crucial role in rapid response to pedestrian-heavy areas which were difficult for ambulances to travel to. The Delaware Marathon is one of many events where UDECU deploys an EMS Bike Team, and University of Delaware EMTs train extensively to become Bike Team certified.