Course Information

2017 COURSE MAPS 

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

The 2017 Cleveland Marathon routes are relatively flat and fast with scenic views 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.

WITH THE FINISH LINE AND AFTER PARTY CHANGING LOCATION FOR ALL EVENTS, COURSE MAPS ARE NOT FINALIZED AT THIS TIME. PLEASE CHECK BACK OFTEN FOR ADDITIONAL UPDATES!

 

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 -Not yet available

Marathon Elevation / (PDF version)

Half Marathon Elevation / (PDF version)

10K Elevation- coming soon

5K Elevation - coming soon

 

Water Stations

TBD - 2017 WATER STOP LOCATIONS WILL BE UPDATED WITH COURSE CHANGES.

 

START/FINISH LINE

ARRIVE AT START AREA BY 6:00 A.M. 

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 the Start Line Map from 2016. New map for 2017 coming soon!

 

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.

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