University Hospitals Sports Medicine Cleveland Half Marathon

half marathon running and walking divisions

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Our most popular event, The University Hospitals Sports Medicine Cleveland Half Marathon offers a great view of the downtown Cleveland and it landmarks and great volunteer support. The course has been designed for our athletes to enjoy views of Lake Erie and many other Cleveland highlights. The 13.1 mile course mirrors the first half of the marathon course. Half marathoners will turn off at that time, but finish at the same location as the marathoners. The half marathon route is USATF certified.


  • USA Track and Field course certified
  • 7 water stations along course
  • University Hospitals aid station at every water station
  • Nuun Hydration & CarbBoom! energy gels along course


Sunday, May 21, 2023


Half Marathon start (runners and walkers): 7:00 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 DRINK OF CHOICE at the 26.3 Mile After Party presented by Truly Hard Seltzer and Fat Head’s Brewery! (21 and over only).

start/finish location

St. Clair Avenue Northest at Mall B

Half Marathon course

Half Marathon Course (Link)

Half Marathon Course (PDF)

half Marathon Turn-by-Turns and Pace Chart

Turn-by-turns and Pace Chart


Half Marathon Elevation

*Please note - The elevation follows the ground so bridges will show LARGE false elevations.

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!

Updated 59 2022 Start Finish Map 7



Water Stations

*Nuun Hydration Endurance in lemon lime will be available at each water station.
See below
for CarbBoom! Energy Gel locations

Water Stop # Location Mile Mark(s) Event
1 Euclid and 18th 1.7 Full + Half
2 Rock Hall (E. 9th and Erieside) 3 Full + Half
3 Huron and Ontario 4.5 Full + Half

W18th and Smith Court (under the bridge)


6 Full + Half

Kenilworth and Wiley


7.5 Full + Half
6 Hooples (1930 Columbus Road) 9.2 Full + Half

Harp Restaurant (4408 Detroit Avenue)


10.3/25.2 Full + Half
8 Shoreway @ Westinghouse 24.6/12 FULL ONLY

Lake and West Blvd


13.5/23 FULL ONLY
10 Lake and Nicholson 15.2/21.5 FULL ONLY

Lake and Maple Cliff


16.6/20 FULL ONLY
12 Lake and Clifton Ave 18/18.7 FULL ONLY
Finish Line     Full + Half

* Please note, there will be a University Hospitals first aid station at each water stop

Packet Pick-up/Expo

Packet pick-up will be 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.


Location, Dates and Times

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


Friday, May 19, 2023
12:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Saturday, May 20, 2023
9:00 am to 6:00 pm


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.

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.

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:

  • 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.

Half Marathon Course Time Limit

The Union Home Mortgage Cleveland Half Marathon route is secured by city officials who are obligated to maintain traffic flow and re-open street closures within a reasonable and set timeframe on race day. The half marathon course will be open for 4 hours beginning at 7:00 am for both runners and walkers.

All half marathon participants, both runners and walkers, must reach various checkpoints along the route in order to maintain the proper pace to ensure completing within the 4-hour course time limit. Please note that the 4-hour time limit is based on clock time, not chip time. Participants must maintain the scheduled time/pace per mile at various locations. If you cannot maintain the time, our recovery vehicle will pick you up and shuttle you to the finish line. Should you wish to continue, you will be directed to move to the sidewalk for the duration of the route.