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 full marathon route is below, followed by links to all routes and turn-by-turns.

 Marathon Map 2017 (1)

 

Full Marathon Map and Turn by Turns

Half Marathon Map and Turn by Turns

10K Map and Turn by Turns

8K Map and Turn by Turns

5K Map and Turn by Turns


 

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

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

 

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 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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