Cleveland Marathon running and walking divisions

Running and walking divisions


  • USA Track and Field course certified
  • Boston Qualifier
  • 14 Water stations along course
  • University Hospitals aid station at every water station
  • Awards for 1st place in age group
  • Nuun Hydration along course

*Minimum age requirement - 16


Sunday, May 19, 2024


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 BEER  at the 26.3 Mile After Party presented by Fat Head’s Brewery! (21 and over only).

start & Finish location

St. Clair Avenue Northest at Mall B

full marathon course

Full Marathon Route (Link)

Full Marathon Route (PDF)


  • 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).


Full Marathon Turn-by-Turns and Pace Chart

Turn-by-turns and Pace Chart




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

2024 Start Finish Mappdf Final (1)




Water Stations

PLEASE NOTE: The PDF map reflects an extra water station shown between #7 and #8. There is no water/aid station between #7 (Carnegie and Ontario) and #8 (Detroit and W. 25th). Please disregard. The locations below are CORRECT.

*Nuun Hydration Endurance in lemon lime will be available at each water station.

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

*Gu Energy gel in Salted Caramel, Vanilla Bean, Chocolate Outrage and Tri Berry will be at various locations along the route. #4, #9 and #12


course time limits

Due to city limitations, please be advised that runners must keep a 16 min/mile - 7-hour pace 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.

Attention Full Marathoners:
Full Marathoners:
Must be through the Full/Half Split (W. 9th and Superior Ave) by 10:35 AM or be forced to run the Half Marathon
Must enter the Shoreway Westbound by 12:15 PM or be forced to continue on Detroit to remerge and finish
Also: If you are not complete with the WESTBOUND section of the Shoreway at West Blvd at 12:45 PM, you will be asked to turn around and immediately head EASTBOUND on the Shoreway

Packet Pick-up/Expo

Packet pick-up will be at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland. 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, Dates and Times

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


Friday, May 17, 2024
12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Saturday, May 18, 2024
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.

overall and Age Group Awards (Running Division)

1) The top 3 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:

  • 16 - 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 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.

Prize Money

Marathon (Men and Women):

  1. 1st Place: $2,000
  2. 2nd Place: $1000
  3. 3rd Place: $750

Marathon Masters (Men and Women):

  1. 1st Place: $500
  2. 2nd Place: $250
  3. 3rd Place: $100

Marathon Top Ohioan (Men and Women):

  1. 1st Place: $400
  2. 2nd Place: $200
  3. 3rd Place: $100

 For qualifying information please go HERE.