Course Information

2017 COURSE MAPS Now available!

FULL MARATHON, HALF MARATHON, 10K, 8K AND 5K  

The 2017 Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon routes have all been revised for the 40th Anniversary on May 20-21!  All routes are relatively flat and fast with scenic views of downtown Cleveland and its major landmarks. The routes have been designed for our athletes to enjoy views downtown, Lake Erie and many other Cleveland highlights.

Changes include the inclusion of North Coast Harbor (Stadium, Rock Hall of Fame and Science Center), extended route through Detroit Shoreway and Gordon Square Arts District, removal of Cleveland Memorial Shoreway as last miles leading to finish and finally, new finish line at Public Square. The start line remains at the Quicken Loans Arena, home of the Cleveland Cavaliers!

Please note, the Saturday events, 5K, 8K and Kids Run will no longer take place at Edgewater Park; they will all take place at the newly renovated Public Square. The Kid's Run will take place at Public Square.

A preview of the routes are below, followed by links to all routes and turn-by-turns.

 

Full Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K map

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8K and 5K Map

 17Clm009 5K8k Map Final

 

Full, Half Marathon and 10K Map

Full, Half Marathon and 10K Turn by Turns

8K & 5K Map and Turn by Turns

 

pace charts (course turns including distances and runner time of day)

Full Marathon Pace Chart

Half Marathon Pace Chart

10K Pace Chart

8K Pace Chart

5K Pace Chart


COURSE CERTIFICATION & GPS DISCREPANCIES  

The Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon and 10K courses are certified each year according to USATF standards, using a bike equipped with a calibrated measuring wheel and following the shortest possible route (tangents). Additional distance discrepancies are caused by the actual route run on the course and the accuracy of individual GPS units being used by runners.

The Rite Aid Cleveland Half Marathon course has never been certified since its inception in 2005, nor has it been advertised as such. However, it is measured repeatedly to be as close to 13.1 as possible.

Click here to read an article on course certification and the accuracy of GPS measurements. 


Course Elevation

2017 Elevation Charts 

Marathon Elevation

Half Marathon Elevation 

10K Elevation

5K & 8K Elevation - coming soon

 


 

Water Stations

Water/Aid Stations along the Full Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K Course on Sunday, May 21

 1. St. Clair and E. 13th Street, Cleveland - 1.7 miles
     Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k

2. 1295 Old River Road, Cleveland - 3.3 miles
    Marathon and Half Marathon, 10K

3. Featuring "The Hyland Software Hy5 Mile"
    2232 W. 10th Street, Tremont - 5.2 miles
     Marathon and Half Marathon

4. 2168 W. 25th Street, Cleveland– 6.9 Miles
     Marathon and Half Marathon

5. W. 61st Street and Lorain Avenue, Cleveland - 8.7 miles
      Marathon and Half Marathon
    *Gel and Weather Flags

6.  4709 Franklin Blvd, Cleveland – 10.25 miles
    Marathon and Half Marathon

7. 9106 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland – miles 12.2 miles
    Marathon

8/15. 11820 Lake Avenue – 13.7 and 21.5 miles
    Marathon
   *Weather Flags

9/14. Lakewood Park (Lake Ave. and Belle) – 15 and 21 miles
      Marathon
    Full Medical Tent

10/13. 17818 Lake – 16.5 and 19.3 miles
       Marathon
   *GEL, Weather Flags

11/12. 19546 Lake Road, Rocky River – 17.5 & 18.2 miles
       Marathon

16. West Blvd & Edgewater, Cleveland -  23 miles
      Marathon      

 17. 6105 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland
     24.7 Marathon and 11 Half Marathon

18. 2860 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland
     25.1 Marathon; 12 Half Marathon, 5.2 10K

Water/Aid Stations along 5K and 8K Course on Saturday, May 20

1.  Erieside: East side of FirstEnergy Stadium across from Great Lakes Science Center Parking garage 1.5 Miles   
     5K & 8K

2. 1925 St. Clair Ave.  3.5 Miles
    8K only

* Please note, there will be a University Hospitals first aid station at each water stop and a full medical tent at Water Station #9/14


ARRIVE AT START AREA BY 6:00 A.M. 

START/FINISH LINE

The Start Line Map is helpful to runners and spectators, providing a chance to learn the area so you can easily navigate on race day.

Please CLICK HERE to view or print the Start Line Map.

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Please note: Bags and backpacks are strongly discouraged at the Start/Finish areas on race day. For participants, clear gear check bags will be provided and those must be used for gear check on race day. Spectators are asked to travel lightly as well. Those with diaper bags, purses and other items should note that their bags could be searched in the vicinity of the start and finish lines. Any unattended bags are subject to search and removal from the premises.


BANDS & CHEER GROUPS ALONG THE COURSE

Be sure to look for these AWESOME bands along the course as you are running or spectating! 

Beasts Without Biomes

Beasts Without Biomes

Twitter
Instagram

Shawn and Shelby

Shawn Shelby  

Facebook

Tajlyn

Tajlyn

Youtube
Website

Saint Martin de Porres High School Drumline & Lionettes

Saint Martin De Porres

Website

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