We Run This City 

Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon,
We Run The City

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We Run This City is a collaboration between the YMCA of Greater Cleveland, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon and the Cleveland Department of Public Health.

Student runners train during a 14-week period to participate in one of four race options: a 1.2 mile run on race day to complete a "marathon" after accumulating 25 training miles from March through May; the 10K (6.2 miles); the half marathon (13.1 miles); or the full marathon (26.2 miles). This year, an anticipated 400+ student runners will complete the 1.2 mile race, with an additional 200 running the 10K, 35 half marathoners and a few in the full marathon.

For more information about the program; visit the website, call Alan Armstrong at (216) 570-9460 or email him at