This weekend will feature the 38th Annual Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon! Set in the Rock & Roll capital of America, runners will get a beautiful tour of Cleveland during this world-class event.
Participants in the Cleveland Marathon will cruise throughout downtown Cleveland on one of the flattest and fastest courses in the country. Runners can choose to run in the Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K or the Kids' Run. So no matter your speed or distance, everyone is sure to have a blast!
When is the Cleveland Marathon?
The races will take place over two days.
Saturday, May 16th 2015 will feature the 5K @ 8am and the Kids' Run at 11am.
Sunday, May 17th 2015 will see the Full Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K all step off at 7 am.
Where is the Cleveland Marathon?
For the Full Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K, the race will begin at Quicken Loans Arena on Ontario Street. They will share the course until the 10K and Half Marathon runners break off, but all three races will rejoin one another and finish together in front of the Cuyahoga County Courthouse on West Lakeside Avenue.
The 5K course will begin and end at Edgewater Park, although they are two different points within the park.
For detailed course maps, be sure to check out the Cleveland Marathon website.
Activities at the Cleveland Marathon
The Cleveland Marathon Health and Fitness Expo will take place on Friday, May 15th 11am-7pm and Saturday, May 16th 10am-6pm. It will be located at the Cleveland Convention Center, Hall A for both days. This is a great opportunity for runners to pick up their bibs and visit the various vendors of the expo.
The Great Lakes Brewing Company 26.3 Mile Rock Party will be what everyone is running towards! Located just past the finish line and will have live music, refreshments and a beer garden. Run quickly so you can get to the party!
Parking at the Cleveland Marathon
We know that parking in downtown Cleveland can be difficult. So we want to alleviate some of that stress by allowing you to reserve your parking online. Don't worry about getting to the Start Line on time and get yourself a guaranteed parking space so that you are sure to have a spot on race day.
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