We Run This City
Marathons, Half Marathons & Runs
By Jen Jones Donatelli
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.
This classic race fetes its 40th anniversary with an all-new finish line location at Public Square.
Experience the epicenter of Cleveland brewing — first on foot, then as part of an epic post-race pub crawl.
All of the calories burned will justify the trips to the on-site beer garden and food trucks.
A tourist-worthy trifecta: swim the new downtown marina, bike the Shoreway and run Downtown’s scenic streets.
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.
Come for the rockin’ race, stay for the free Rock & Roll Hall of Fame admission.
This scenic race through the Cleveland Metroparks’ Rocky River Reservation is now 18 years running (see what we did there?).
This unique five-mile run salutes Cleveland’s fallen firefighters and police officers.
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.
"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.