Rite Aid and the Cleveland Marathon – Partners in Giving Back to the Community
For more than 40 years, the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon has been bringing people from around the world to Cleveland for the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k, 5k and related activities. More than 350,000 runners have participated, generating more than $15 million annually to benefit the Cleveland community.
This has all been made possible through the generous support of our title sponsor, Rite Aid. In fact, some of the race's most significant growth has occurred under the Rite Aid sponsorship since 2003 in which time race participation has grown 300 percent. Rite Aid’s support of the Cleveland Marathon is one of the longest title sponsorships of any race in the country.
The Cleveland Marathon has donated well over $3 million to local charities. In 2007, Cleveland Marathon Charities, a 501c3, was formed to organize and financially reward school, church and other non-profit groups that show their support of health and fitness through running by their active involvement as participants, volunteers or spectators in the Marathon. The Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon has a long-standing commitment to the charitable community and has provided an extremely profitable avenue for non-profit organizations to raise money throughout its long history.
Rite Aid shares the Marathon’s passion for giving back to the community. In fact, in response to the coronavirus epidemic, the company is offering free self-swab drive-thru testing at select stores in Ohio, Michigan, New Jersey and New York. Earlier this month, the company expanded testing to seven additional sites, including one at its store in Parma, Ohio.
Please join us in saluting all of Rite Aid’s essential employees who are reporting to work every day during this time and thanking the company for its continuing support of the Cleveland Marathon and our community.
For more information on Rite Aid’s COVID-19 testing, visit www.riteaid.org.