union home mortgage Cleveland 5K presented by planet fitness

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5k running and walking divisions

The Union Home Mortgage Cleveland 5K presented by Planet Fitness 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 now part of the Challenge Series, creating additional levels for participants to choose from.

Date

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Time

5K start: 7:30 am

Start and Finish Location

W. 3rd Street and Superior Avenue (just west of Public Square)

5K Course Map, turn by turns & Pace chart

5K Course Map and Turn-by-Turns (PDF)

5K Pace Chart

5K Course Link

Elevation

PLEASE NOTE: The elevation follows the ground so bridges will show LARGE false elevations

5K Elevation


Benefits

All participants will receive a short-sleeved moisture wikcing T-shirt in men's/women's cut, goody bag, finisher's medal, food and refreshments plus one FREE DRINK OF CHOICE at the Great Lakes Brewing Company 26.3 Mile Rock Part! Choose from Great Lakes Brewing Company beer or Truly Hard Seltzer (21 and over only).

Water Stations

Water/Aid Stations along the 5K route on Saturday, October 23.

1. Erieside across from The Science Center Wind Turbine

2. East 12th and St. Clair

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

Gear Check

Public Square - southeast corner near Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument

5k Packet Pick-up/expo

Packet pick-up will be in-person at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland. The Union Home Mortgage 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.

Friday, October 22, 2021 at the Huntington Convention Center

Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland
Hall A, 300 Lakeside Avenue
Cleveland, OH  44114

Dates/Times:

Friday, October 22, 2021
12:00 pm to 7:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE: New this year, there are no preassigned bib numbers so no need to worry before going to the Health and Fitness Expo. 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.  Please have your Race Roster confirmation or ID ready.  If you are picking up for another person, please have their Race Roster confirmation or ID ready and go to the area with their race distance. Please note: Shirts will be in the same area as bibs.

Awards (Running Division)

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

2) The top 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 & Over

Awards (Walking Division)

1) The top three male and female OVERALL FINISHERS in the Marathon 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 Marathon Running Division.

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