Beginner Friendly Running Events in Cleveland, Ohio

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AUG3
OutRun Ovarian Cancer

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.

$25
OutRun Ovarian Cancer
JUL13
Lakewood Summer Meltdown
Lakewood, OH, United States

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.

$12 - $25
Lakewood Summer Meltdown
AUG25
Fox 8 Fox Trot 5K

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!

$30 - $75
Fox 8 Fox Trot 5K
JUN22
Direction Up 5K

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.

$15
Direction Up 5K
JUN22
Direction Up 5K

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.

£15 - £25
Direction Up 5K
JUL28
B'nai B'rith Health Run
University Heights, OH, United States

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.

$10
B'nai B'rith Health Run
JUL14
Mayor Alai's 5K
Broadview Heights, OH, United States

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.

$15
Mayor Alai's 5K
JUL4
Birthday Bash and Dash
Avon Lake, OH, United States

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.

$30
Birthday Bash and Dash
AUG14
The Classic at Mastick
Fairview Park, OH, United States

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.

$5 - $25
The Classic at Mastick
AUG3
W.A.G.S. Wonder Run 5K

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.

$20 - $25
W.A.G.S. Wonder Run 5K
SEP29
Run Through History 5K

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!

$20 - $25
Run Through History 5K
AUG10
Sibling Shuffle 5K
Westlake, OH, United States

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.

$14 - $43
Sibling Shuffle 5K
JUL20
Historic Kirtland 5K
Willoughby, OH, United States

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.

$10
Historic Kirtland 5K
AUG4
Twins Days 5K
Twinsburg, OH, United States

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.

$25
Twins Days 5K
AUG4
Wet Nose 5K
Geauga County, OH, United States

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!

$20
Wet Nose 5K
JUL13
Miles 4 Myles Superhero Run –

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.

$20
Miles 4 Myles Superhero Run –
SEP22
Tom Madzy Short Run

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

$15 - $25
Tom Madzy Short Run
SEP14
Wickliffe Fastpitch Race to October 5k
Wickliffe, OH, United States

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.

$25
Wickliffe Fastpitch Race to October 5k
SEP14
S.O.U.L 5K

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.

$20 - $55
S.O.U.L 5K
AUG25
Kylie Rose’s Run

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.

$15
Kylie Rose’s Run
DEC8
The Reindeer Run 5K & Dasher Dash
Lakewood, OH, United States

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.

$10 - $25
The Reindeer Run 5K & Dasher Dash
SEP15
Race With Grace
Medina, OH, United States

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.

$25
Race With Grace

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.

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