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Saturday Start Times 

Saturday, May 15, 2021

7:30a.m. -  5k  & 10k
11:00 a.m. - Kids' Run

All participants in the 5k and 10k should plan to be at the starting line at least 30 minutes before the start of the race to find parking and avoid road closures.

Course time limits are:

5K –  1.5 hrs
10K – 2 hrs

Sunday Start Times 

Sunday, May 16, 2021

6:50 a.m. - Wheelchair Exhibition
7:00 a.m. - Marathon and Half Marathon

All participants in the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon and Half Marathon should plan to be at the starting line at least 45 minutes to an hour before the start of the race. If driving in, you must be downtown before 6 a.m. when many roads begin shutting down.

The announcer will go over important race details that you will need to know.  Also, you will need time to use the facilities and find the appropriate place in the starting corral based on your anticipated finish time. With more than 15,000 runners, this process can take some time.

Course time limits:

Marathon – 7 hours
Half Marathon – 4 hours

Marathon course time limits

7-Hour Limit

Please be advised that runners must keep a 7-hour pace or better to maintain open access to the marathon course. For runner safety and to adhere to street closure ordinances worked out with communities along the course route, participants who fall behind this pace who wish to finish will be required to move to the sidewalks, where available. The finish line will remain open and be staffed beyond the 7-hour mark to allow for these participants to complete their race experience.