5k running and walking divisions

The Cleveland 5K is a great chance for walkers or runners to join the events of race weekend or to stretch your legs the day before the big race! It's also a fun opportunity for families to run or walk together and get a tour of the city on foot! The 5K is part of the Challenge Series, creating additional levels for participants to choose from.


Saturday, May 17, 2025


5K start: 7:30 am


All participants will receive a short-sleeved participant T-shirt in men's/women's cut, goody bag, finisher's medal, food and refreshments plus one FREE BEER at the 26.3 Mile After Party presented by Fat Head’s Brewery! (21 and over only).

Start and Finish Location

St. Clair Avenue Northest at Mall B 

5K Course Map

5K Course Map (PDF)

5K Course link


  • GPS measurements are not reflecting the accurate distances. All routes will be certified to the exact distance you will be running/walking.
  • The elevation follows the ground so bridges will show LARGE false elevations.
  • May be subject to minor changes (construction, etc)


5k Turn-by-Turns and Pace Chart

Turn-by-turns and Pace Chart


5K Elevation


Water Stations

*There will be a University Hospitals first aid station at each water stop


course time limits

All 5K participants are expected to maintain a 16 min/mile pace.

post race amenities and after party

Participants: Once you exit the runner services finish corral, you will enter Mall B and find Finish Line Engravers, charity village, gear check, challenge medal pick-up, the PR Bell with photobooth, Department of Water buggy, official merchandise sales, beer garden and more!

PDF Map to View/Print

Finish Map


Packet Pick-up/expo

The Cleveland Marathon Health and Fitness Expo presented by University Hospitals is a free two-day event open to the public where participants will need to pick up their bibs and other race items. The expo features race information, sponsors, screenings, apparel and other vendors, plus much more! is open to the public and FREE, so be sure to invite friends and family to attend.

Location: To Be Determined


Friday, May 16, 2025
12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Important Update: In 2025, you have the flexibility to pick up your race bib on race morning for an extra $20, a convenient add-on available during the registration process.


Please have your Race Roster confirmation page including QR code ready via phone or print-out (see image below). Can't find your confirmation email? You can access the confirmation page by logging into your Race Roster dashboard and clicking on your "Confirmation number" link at the top - see below.

Picking up for another person is permitted, however you must bring a copy of their Race Roster confirmation as well.

Expo Instructions1

Expo Instructions2

 PLEASE NOTE: There are no preassigned bib numbers. When you arrive at the Expo, go to the packet pick-up area and find your race distance (marathon, 10K, etc).  When you check in, you will be assigned and receive your bib.  Shirts will be in the same area as bibs.

You may pick up for someone else but should have either their confirmation QR code or valid ID.

OVERALL AND AGE GROUP Awards (Running Division)

1) The top 3 male, female and non-binary OVERALL FINISHERS will receive an award that will be mailed out after the event.

2) The first place male and female finisher in each AGE GROUP will receive an award that will be mailed out after the event.

-Age Groups:

  • 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 - 74
  • 75 - 79
  • 80 - 84
  • 85+

Awards (Walking Division)

1) The top three male and female OVERALL FINISHERS in the 5K Walking Division will receive an award that will be mailed out after the event.

 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.

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 the 5K Running Division.