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Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K

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The Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon has had over 40 years of providing a running experience for all individuals who want to participate regardless of their abilities. More than 350,000 runners have participated, generating more than $15 million annually to benefit the Cleveland community.

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How to enter the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K

  1. 10k run

    Run 10km
    $65
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  2. Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
    $85
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  3. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    $75
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  4. 5k Run

    Run 5km
    $40
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  5. Kid's Run

    Run 0.5mi
    $15
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Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K routes

Marathon

The Cleveland Marathon features a relatively flat and fast course, great volunteer support and a scenic view of downtown Cleveland and its major landmarks. The course has been designed for our athletes to enjoy views of Lake Erie and many other Cleveland highlights for a complete tour of Cleveland. The Full Marathon course is USATF certified and a Boston Qualifier.

The full marathon course will be open for 7 hours beginning at 7:00 a.m for both runners and walkers.

Half Marathon

Just like the marathon, the half marathon features a relatively fast and flat course, great volunteer support and a scenic view of downtown Cleveland and its major landmarks. The course has been designed for our athletes to enjoy views of Lake Erie and many other Cleveland highlights. The 13.1 mile course mirrors the first half of the marathon course. Half marathoners will turn off at that time, but finish at the same location as the marathoners.The half marathon route is USATF certified.

The half marathon course will be open for 4 hours beginning at 7:00 a.m.

10k

NOW ON SATURDAY, the Rite Aid Cleveland 10K, like the other races features a relatively fast and flat course, great volunteer support and a scenic view of downtown Cleveland and some of its most beautiful suburbs. The course has been designed for our athletes to enjoy views of Lake Erie and many other Cleveland highlights. The 10K route is USATF certified.

The 10K course will be open for 2 hours.

5k

This is a great chance for walkers or runners to join the events of race weekend or even to stretch your legs the day before the big race!

Kid's Run

The Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon Kids' Run is packed full of fun for everyone, especially the kiddos. Kids of all ages will be winners when they participate in this fun event for the entire family that helps promote health and fitness at an early age. Kids' Run sponsors this year include University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospitals and Adrenaline Monkey.

RITE AID CLEVELAND MARATHON CHALLENGE SERIES

The Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon introduces the Challenge Series which offers new options for runners and walkers who wish to challenge themselves! The challenge series is divided into four levels of varying difficulty and requires a 2-day commitment from participants:

  • 10K and Full Marathon
  • 10K and Half Marathon
  • 5K and Full Marathon
  • 5K and Half Marathon

Event Details

What’s Included
All participants will receive a t-shirt, goody bag, bib, clear bag and pins. In your goody bag you will find an array of valuable information including exclusive offers, coupons and sponsor messages. The Health and Fitness Expo is open to the public and FREE, so be sure to invite friends and family to attend.
Raceday Logistics
All race participants will need to pick up their bibs (timing chip attached) and t-shirts at the free Health and Fitness Expo. There is no race-day pickup!

EXPO LOCATION, DATES AND TIMES

Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland
Hall A, 300 Lakeside Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114

Dates/Times:

Friday, May 15, 2020
12:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Saturday, May 16, 2020
9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Race Times & Locations

Saturday, May 16:

Public Square
Cleveland, OH 44114

8:00 AM 
10k/5k Start

11:00 AM 
Kid's Run Start

Sunday, May 17:

Ontario at northwest corner of
Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse (formerly
known as Quicken Loans Arena)

6:50 AM
Wheelchair Exhibition Start

7:00 AM
Marathon/Half Marathon Start
Kit List
Clear bags will be provided at the Expo and on race day. Only these bags will be permitted.
Spectators
Only registered participants may be on the course during the 7 hour event. Spectators are asked to remain on the sidewalks
FAQs
RULES & REGULATIONS

All rules set forth for the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon have been established in order to protect the safety of our participants and keep us in good standing with our governing body, the USATF. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated in helping everyone to enjoy race day.

1. No wheeled vehicles are allowed on the course at any time. All bikes, strollers, motorcycles, cars, etc. will be immediately removed by race personnel.

2. Only registered participants may be on the course during the 7 hour event. Spectators are asked to remain on the sidewalks.

3. Headphones ARE permitted on the course due to the revised legislation passed by the USATF, the governing body.

4. Participants must stay on the official course at all times. It is the responsibility of each participant to know the course and follow the appropriate color-coded signage. Participants who leave the course will automatically be disqualified. Please see the course map to learn the course before race day.

5. Only participants wearing the provided MyLaps timing tag will be timed and included in the final race results.

SECURED GEAR CHECK

Runners will be able to store their gear at a gear check drop off area located conveniently between the start and finish line at Public Square. Clear bags will be provided at the Expo and on race day. Only these bags will be permitted. Runners are responsible for properly marking their bag by using either the tear-off tag from their bib, or labeling their gear with their name and race number.

PRIZE MONEY

Marathon Men & Women:

1st: $3,000
2nd: $1,500
3rd: $1,000

1st Master's: $750

*Men's marathon winner and women's marathon winner earn an additional $3,000 each if they break 2:20 and 2:40, respectively.

10K Men & Women

1st: $2,000
2nd: $1,000
3rd: $500
4th: $400
5th: $250

1st Ohioan: $500
1st Master's: $500

Timing

TimingHQ is our official timer this year. They use the MyLaps system which allows race organizers to print an integrated tag into the bib for each participant, encoding the runner’s bib number into the tag’s "chip." All you need to do is wear your bib appropriately and your time will be kept.

Live Runner Tracking

Live Runner Tracking is available through our MyLaps App.

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RITE AID CLEVELAND MARATHON APP

All of your race information can be right at your fingertips. Download the Rite Aid Cleveland App to get up-to-date information. Weekend Schedule of Events, Expo Information, Runners Agenda, Weather, Spectator Guide and more! Runner Tracking is also available through the APP. The APP is available for both Iphone and Android devices

FINISH LINE ENGRAVING

Celebrate your perserverance and accomplishment with the help of Finish Line Engravers by personalizing your Finisher Medal on site in our post-race celebration area. You can choose from two options:

Name and chip time $20
Name, chip time and custom third line $25

PRE-ORDER your medal engraving in advance when you register online. On race day, visit the Finish Lline Engraving tent on Public Square and simply show up with your medal. Proof of registration will be at the tent.

For questions contact: [email protected]

CLEVELAND MARATHON PACE TEAM

The Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon offers Pace Teams to all runners in the marathon and half marathon. Running with a pace group is a great way to reach your goal time and have some support and guidance while out on the course.

You do not need to sign up for a pace team but can visit the booth at the expo to meet the pacers and get a pace team wrist band. Pacers will be lined up at the start of the race wearing pace shirts and carrying signs indicating their pace group time.

The Cleveland Marathon Pace Teams 2019

Pace teams will be offered for the following times for the marathon: 3:00, 3:05, 3:10, 3:15, 3:25, 3:30, 3:35, 3:40, 3:45, 3:55, 4:00, 4:10, 4:25, 4:40, 4:55, 5:10, and 5:25.

Half marathon times being offered include: 1:30, 1:35, 1:40, 1:45, 1:50, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30, 2:45 and 3:00

Please visit the Facebook pace team page to learn more about the pacers and ask any training or pacing questions you have. You may email the pace team coordinator Kara Kelly at [email protected] for additional information.

Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K weather forecast

Possible drizzle throughout the day.

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Predicted highs
57°F
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Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K reviews

5 out of 5 stars

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Reasons people recommend this event

Stunning scenery

Friendly atmosphere

Incredible crowds

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    Tyler S

    Did the Marathon in 2016

    I have run 3 full marathons, 3 half marathons and several other endurance events. I am always amazed at how well run this event it. The energy at the start and finish lines are amazing, and the beer garden and post-race party never disappoint. I have set PRs in multiple events in Cleveland.