Union Home mortgage Cleveland Marathon running and walking divisions

Running and walking divisions


  • USA Track and Field certified
  • Boston Qualifier
  • Water stations along course
  • University Hospitals aid station at every water station
  • Powerade and Honey Stinger gels along course


Sunday, October 24, 2021


Marathon start (runners and walkers): 7:00 am

start & Finish location

W. 3rd Street and Superior Avenue, Downtown Cleveland just west of Public Square

course map and turn by turns

*New route for 2021

Full Marathon Map (PDF)


Course Link


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).

Gear Check 

Public Square

Water Stations

*Locations TBD

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


full marathon 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.


Location, Dates and Times

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


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

Saturday, October 23, 2021
9:00 am to 6:00 pm


--You must show valid ID in order to pick up your packet, so please be sure to bring it along. Picking up for another person is permitted. If you are picking up other participants' packets for them, you must bring a photocopy of their ID as well. Also, we accept a printed copy of your registration confirmation.

--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.


Age Group 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.

Prize Money

Please note: Prize money has been eliminated for the 2021 race and the Elite Program is modified to inlcude local elites only.