Live Runner Tracking

Live Runner Tracking will be available the week of May 15, 2017.  Look for announcements!


Secured Gear Check

Runners will be able to store their gear at a gear check drop off area located conveniently near the start line along Huron Road, please refer to the Start/Finish Line Map. Bags will be moved to the finish line area for gear check pick up after the race. 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.

The Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon is not responsible for any lost or stolen items. Runners who store their gear will do so at their own risk.

Gear Check Drop Off will be at the corner of Huron Road and Ontario Street right near the start line.

Locations of the Gear Check Pick-Up at the finish coming soon!

Gear Check Drop Off

Location: Near Start Line at Huron Rd and Ontario (Northwest corner), Downtown Cleveland

*There will be two trucks designated for the following events:
Truck #1 - 10K and Full Marathon
Truck #2 - Half Marathon

There will be extra clear bags, pins and labels at Gear Check Drop Off.

Bags must be dropped off before 7:00 a.m. The trucks will depart at 7:00 a.m. and move to the finish line. The Cleveland Marathon is not responsible for anyone leaving items at the start line.

Gear Check Pick Up

Location:  TBD

Please Note:

*Clear bags will be provided at the Expo/Packet Pick-up and also at the Gear Check Drop Off area. Only clear bags will be permitted.

*Runners must have their bib visible at Pick-Up and it must match tag on gear check bag in order to pick up.

*For security reasons, any unattended bags around the start/finish area are subject to search and removal from the premises.


Official Timing System

ChronoTrack Systems

The Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K was the first major marathon in the Midwest to use a new, disposable road racing timing system created by ChronoTrack Systems in 2008. Now, we'll be using the ChronoTrack BTag Disposable Bib.

The ChronoTrack system 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.

Click on the link below for further instructions and information:


Official Drink & Gel

The Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K offers 20 water and aid stations along the marathon course, 10 along the half marathon course and 3 on the 10K course (including finish line).  We also will provide 2 energy gel stations located after mile 8 and before mile 19. Information regarding the official gel provider for the 2017 race COMING SOON!

The sport drink for this year is PowerAde.


Prize Money

Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon & 10K

Prize Money

1st $3,000* $3,000*
2nd $1,500 $1,500
3rd $1,000 $1,000
1st Master's $750 $750
TOTAL $6,250 $6,250



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

 1st  $2,000  $2,000
 2nd  $1,000  $1,000
 3rd  $500  $500
 4th  $400  $400
 5th  $250  $250
 1st Ohioan  $500  $500
 1st Master's  $500  $500
 TOTAL  $5,150  $5,150


TOTAL 10K PRIZE MONEY Men & Women - $10,300


Prize Money Guidelines

  1. An athlete can be awarded prize money in only one category.

  2. Prize money winners and elite athletes cannot qualify for age division awards.

  3. If a runner places in two prize money categories of equal value, prestige takes precedence. (Example: If runner qualifies 3rd in 10K and as Top Ohioan, he or she would be awarded 3rd place in 10K.)

  4. Cash awards are based on gun time not chip time. 

  5. Runners must be officially registered for an event in order to qualify for any awards or cash prizes. 

* There is no prize money for the half marathon or 5K

Participant t-shirts

Participant t-shirts for the Full Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K will be provided by Leslie Jordan for the 2017 race.  Please reference the sizing chart below when considering which shirt size to choose during the registration process.


*Women's sizes will be available in Small, Medium, Large and X-Large. Men's sizes will be available in Small, Medium, Large, X-Large and 2X-Large.

 *The t-shirt material is technical (dri-mesh/moisture-wicking).

*There will be cotton (standard/unisex) t-shirts for the 8k, 5k and kid's run.

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Mens Womens Size Chart