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Beginner Friendly Running Events in Cleveland, Ohio
Join is for the "race for kids" run!
Join us for this awesome colour run!
The annual Parrot Head Run which includes a 5K and a 1 Mile walk, Proceeds Benefit Fostering Hope.
Proceeds support recreation programs for children and adults with disabilities at the Achievement Centers Camp Cheerful.
Join us for the 9th Annual parma Run/Walk for Pierogies!
OutRun Ovarian Cancer or OROC is a volunteer-driven, nonprofit organization dedicated to raising ovarian cancer awareness and money for research and education. Founded in 2003, OROC events have generated funds allowing the group to donate more than $1,000,000 to ovarian cancer research and education in Northeast Ohio.
Get ready to add some sizzle to your summer! The Lakewood Summer Meltdown, sponsored by Melt Bar & Grilled and presented by LakewoodAlive, is back for its 10th year on Saturday, July 13 from 4-10 p.m with the ever-popular evening 5K race through Lakewood's historic neighborhoods.
Greater Cleveland XC is proud to present the Annual Rock Hall Half Marathon. Partnering with the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame as the event's title sponsor, this race is guaranteed to end your summer with a blast!
The annual Fox 8 Fox Trot is an awesome 5K and 1 Mile fundraising event in Downtown Cleveland! This year's beneficiary is Stand Up To Cancer. Run, walk, fundraise, create a team, meet Fox 8 personalities, visit the Rock Hall, have a blast!
The race will start at Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School and end right at the Lake Erie shoreline, on the beautiful grounds of David Simpson Hospice House. A rain-or-shine event.
Join us for the Annual 5K Glenville Heritage Run. The race will begin at Garden View Hills Park at E. 88th St. and St Clair Ave. & travel through the Glenville neighborhood and will finish as the Glenville Festival begins.
Run, walk, jog or just have fun at the First Annual Direction Up 5k Run and 1 Mile Family Walk! This family-friendly event is designed to promote health, wellness and fitness, while inspiring great memories for you and the entire family.
Run, walk, jog or just have fun at the Direction Up 5k Run and 1 Mile Family Walk! This family-friendly event is designed to promote health, wellness and fitness, while inspiring great memories for you and the entire family.
Scenic, police controlled course through University Hts. Timers at every mile. Ample water stops. Both races finish on Fenwick Road in front of Walter Stinson Community Park Fenwick Road entrance.. Both Races start on Saybrook Road near Walter Stinson Community Park Saybrook Road entrance.
Summerfest 5k and 1-mile Fun Run. Hosted by the West Shore Rotary Club.
Broadview Heights Mayor Alai's 5K & 1 Mile Walk/Run & Community Pancake Breakfast. This is a special event for the whole family in conjunction with the Broadview Heights "Home Days on the Green" and benefits Broadview Heights Youth Sports.
T-shirts guaranteed for the first 200 entrants (subject to availability after.) Refreshments for walkers and runners following the race. Proceeds to benefit Cornerstone of Hope
Come out to Classic Park and join us for the Captains Grand Slam 5K!
Held each year on July 4th at Walker Road Park, the event commemorates the life and birthday of little Sophie Quayle, who passed away on October 6, 2007 from a rare brain tumor (DIPG), at the tender age of four.
We toe the line every year, and we could not be more excited. Over $210,000 has been raised since our beginning in 1992. We will be bringing back chip timing and instant results to all of our 5k participants.
This event is open to all whether you are a competitive runner, everyday runner or walker! Presented by Nature Stone to promote health and give visibility to W.A.G.S. 4 Kids and the incredible abilities of children living with challenges in their everyday lives. 100% of funds raised supports W.A.G.S. 4 Kids training programs & youth services.
The 8th Annual Run Through History is a fun filled morning of activities at Lake View
Cemetery including the 2-Mile Walk, 5k - Run. Enjoy the beautiful fall colors and history of Lake View, while at the same time challenging yourself on our hilly terrain! Come and enjoy!
The annual Dirty Dog 5K, Supporting youth mission trips at Avon Lake UCC.
Solon Recreation Department is working on a refresh of Solon Home Days for this year. Our goal is to bring it back to the Solon Community by offering a family-friendly, fun filled weekend.
Call up your sister-from-another-mister, bring your brother-from-another-mother, or just lace up your sneakers and come solo to the Sibling Shuffle and Brew Fest presented by Ed Huck Team! The Sibling Shuffle & Brew Fest brings together all the things you love: great running, craft beer, and the community.
join us for the annual July 4th Fun Run!
The Historic Kirtland 5K is a scenic course, winding through the City of Kirtlandthe city of faith and beauty, and Kirtland Hills, Ohio.nThis 5K course will include running through Historic Kirtland Village, the elegant paths of the Kirtland Temple, and the historic Isaac Morley farm.
The Twins Days 5K run/walk will take place at Dodge Intermediate School, which is across the street from the festival site. This event intends to promote and enjoy fitness while raising money for a worthy cause.
Grab your pup and run to rescue! In 2018, over 300 people and their pups came together at Orchard Hills Park to raise over $11,000 to support the animals of Rescue Village. This race is dog friendly!
Join us for the fat Heads Brewery 5K!
Course starts & finishes at the Mentor High School track and runs along the bike path.
University Heights City Beautiful 5K. Proceeds to benefit UH City Beautiful CIC.
We have decided to plan events this year that do not involve running. Last year, seeing Myles struggle to run his lap around the lake, broke our hearts. He is really into the 80's this year and we also have an amazing friend who is part of a wonderful group who have offered to fully sponsor a spaghetti dinner. We will always honor Myles as a superhero our focus goes to you, the superheros who help us support this cause and raise money for research that will help kiddos like Myles, to live longer, happier, and healthier lives.
22nd Annual Tom Madzy Short Run and Family Dog Walk. All proceeds go to the Madzy Fund which helps to pay the "participation fee" for student athletes who could not otherwise afford to pay such a fee
Switching gears, as the softball season quickly approaches our time to plan and put on a great and memorable race has somewhat run out (no pun intended). So we are moving from the Spring Training 5k to our own hunt for October and put on the Wickliffe Fastpitch Race to October 5k Fun Run. Join us as we end our softball season as we run through the city we proudly represent, Wickliffe, OH. Not only is this the closer off of the season, it's also a fundraiser for the league to help bring our kids the best playing experience we can.
The S.O.U.L Race, sponsored by our Health and Wellness Ministry, is a 5k Run-1-mile walk whose inaugural event was held on September 28, 2013. It exists to raise awareness within our community of healthy living and to offer to support local charities.
Second Annual Drug Demand Reduction 5K Running drugs out of our communities.
Join us for the annual Run For Freedom 5K!
Enjoy the scenic setting around Sunny Lake while raising money for a great cause.
Kylie Roses Run is celebrating its Annual 5K event. Kylie Rose Jacobs, at the age of five, was diagnosed with cancer on January 6, 2015 and has since been treated at Akron Childrens Hospital. This years race proceeds will benefit Akron Childrens Hospital Childhood Blood and Cancer Fund. The Childhood Blood and Cancer Fund supports patients, their families, research, treatment, supplies, and any/all needs for the entire department.
7th Annual St. Joes Church S.O.U.L. Race. Proceeds Benefit the West Side Catholic Center.
Join us for the Tunnel To Towers 5K! All proceeds will benefit the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and its programs.
Join us for the 19th Annual River Run at Lakewood Park. We are excited to partner with Lakewood Community Services Center to help make the holiday season a little brighter for adults and children that are less fortunate in our own community.
This year is our 15th year of racing, raising money, and relentlessly doing what we can to help those struggling with cancer. Looking back, last years Race with Grace was an overwhelming success. We were blessed with more than 1,400 participants, not to mention all of the volunteers and friends of the race who came out to support eachother. We're counting up the numbers, but we may have done it again this year! And thanks to Medina Hospital for continuing to provide the perfect venue.
Run the Gates Mills Hot Cider Hustle 5k on Nov. 9th.
What you need to know about Beginner Friendly Running Events
Whether you’re completely new to running or just getting back into the swing of things, we’ve got some great race recommendations to get you started. Chosen by our team, these are some of our favourite events for first-timers. 5k races & 10k races are perfect for beginners, they tend to be relatively flat (always check the elevation just in case) and there’ll usually be a great crowd to cheer you on.
Find the right running event for you
To keep motivated try to run with friends and to organise a race a few months away as something to work towards. Running as a sport is very inclusive, people love to chat and give a boost to those around them! Practice makes perfect so with the right training you can achieve anything. Start small and it won’t be long before you’re a total professional tackling the bigger races.