Rite Aid Cleveland 10K Running and Walking Divisions

*Please Note: The 10K is now on Saturday, May 16 and new start time for both 5K and 10K is 7:30am

In an effort to streamline our weekend events, we have moved the 10K to Saturday. The change will assist with alleviating issues with the start corrals on Sunday. The 10K will still be a premier event and will now be a part of the Challenge Series, creating additional levels for participants to choose from. Please stay tuned for additional details.

10k running and walking division

NOW ON SATURDAY, the Rite Aid Cleveland 10K, like the other races features a relatively fast and flat course, great volunteer support and a scenic view of downtown Cleveland and some of its most beautiful suburbs. The course has been designed for our athletes to enjoy views of Lake Erie and many other Cleveland highlights. The 10K route is USATF certified.


Saturday, May 16, 2020


10K Start (runners and walkers) 7:30am

start and finish location

Superior Avenue at W. 3rd Street just west of Public Square

Post-Race Party

Once you leave the runner service area upon finishing, you may join our post-race party on Public Square. The celebration area features a beer garden, music, food and more! All 10K finishers will recieve one free beer from Great Lakes Brewing Co. (21 and over only).

course map & elevation

View PDF Map and Turn-by-Turns


Interactive Map coming soon!


All 10K runners and walkers will receive a short-sleeved tri-blend T-shirt in men's/women's cuts, goody bag, finisher's medal, food and refreshments at the finish line and a free Great Lakes Brewing Co. beer (21 and over only).

Water Stations

1. Erieside across from The Science Center Wind Turbine
2. East 12th and St. Clair
3. W. 26th and Detroit Avenue (runners pass by 2x)

* 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

Gear Check

See details about secure gear check on Saturday, May 16.

Packet Pick-up

Packet Pick-Up is available at the Health and Fitness Expo on Friday, May 15 at the Huntington Convention Center or on Saturday, May 16 beginning at 5:30am on Public Square at the Registration tent (south side of Public Square by Soldiers and Sailors Monument).

 * No Registration on Race Day

10K Prize Money

 Prize Money Information

Age Group Awards (Running Division)

The top 3 male and female finishers in each age group will receive an award that will be mailed out after the event.

Awards to the top 3 male & female in each age group:

  • 14 & Under
  • 15 - 19
  • 20 - 24
  • 25 - 29
  • 30 - 34
  • 35 - 39
  • 40 - 44
  • 45 - 49
  • 50 - 54
  • 55 - 59
  • 60 - 64
  • 65 - 69
  • 70 & Over


Awards (Walking Division)

The overall top 3 male and female finishers will receive an award that will be mailed out after the event.

 If you win an award and did not walk the entire route, you will be expected to inform the race officials in order to move you into 10K running division.

In order to compete in the walking division, you will be expected to walk the entire distance; completion of the course is on the honor system.


10K Course Time Limits

The Rite Aid Cleveland 10K route is secured by City officials who are obligated to maintain traffic flow and re-open street closures within a reasonable and set time frame on race day.

The 10K course will be open for 2 hours. All 10K participants, both runners and walkers, must be at various checkpoints along the route in order to maintain the proper pace to ensure completing within the 2-hour time frame. Please note: Time based on clock time.