We Run This City

April 15, 2018

Marathons, Half Marathons & Runs


You've studied your gait, you've religiously tracked your pace and you're ready to hit a new PR. It's time to take your hobby-turned-mild-obsession to the next level with one of these great Cleveland running events.

Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon

May 20-21

This classic race fetes its 40th anniversary with an all-new finish line location at Public Square.

Ohio City Run & Crawl

June 17

(c) Hermes Sports & Events

Experience the epicenter of Cleveland brewing — first on foot, then as part of an epic post-race pub crawl.

Lakewood Summer Meltdown

July 14

(c) Alex Belisle-Faces of Lakewood

All of the calories burned will justify the trips to the on-site beer garden and food trucks.

Cleveland Triathlon

July 22

A tourist-worthy trifecta: swim the new downtown marina, bike the Shoreway and run Downtown’s scenic streets.

Burning River Endurance Run & Relay

July 28

(c) Pat Dooley Race Photography

These 100- and 50-mile runs are coursed through some of our most treasured park systems like the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the Cleveland Metroparks.

Rock Hall Half Marathon

Aug. 19

(c) Rock Hall Half Marathon

Come for the rockin’ race, stay for the free Rock & Roll Hall of Fame admission.

River Run Half Marathon

Sept. 9

(c) Hermes Sports & Events

This scenic race through the Cleveland Metroparks’ Rocky River Reservation is now 18 years running (see what we did there?).

Cleveland Heroes Run

Sept. 16

(c) Joy Krankowski, Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association

This unique five-mile run salutes Cleveland’s fallen firefighters and police officers.

FirstEnergy Akron Marathon

Sept. 29

(c) Leigh Atkins

A Boston qualifying race, this is a fave among many as it takes runners through Akron's downtown, as well as a few miles along the Ohio and Erie Canalway Towpath.

Towpath Marathon

Oct. 7

(c) Bob Perkoski and Canalway Partners

"Runner’s World" called it one of the “most beautiful race courses in America.” ‘Nuff said.

10Ks, 5Ks & More

There are literally hundreds of races in the Cleveland area every year. Check out some the of the run/walk events like the Komen Race for the Cure and others put on by race management companies like Hermes Sports & Events, Greater Cleveland XC, Western Reserve Racing, Great Lakes Race Timing and Runiversity.

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