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Cleveland Marathon Announces Meijer To Return As Official and Exclusive Grocer

April 30, 2024

Cleveland Marathon Announces Meijer To Return As Official and Exclusive Grocer

CLEVELAND - (April 30, 2024) — The Cleveland Marathon announced today that family-owned retailer Meijer would return as the race’s Official and Exclusive Grocer. Race weekend, which features 5k, 10k, half and full marathon distances as well as a multi-race challenge series and kids fun run, will take place May 18 and 19.

After completing events on race weekend, participants will be welcomed into the Meijer Refuel Zone where they’ll receive water, bananas, fruit snacks and granola bars to replenish their energy stores.

“For people finishing their first marathon, that’s probably the best banana they’ll ever have,” said Race Director Ralph Staph. “We are so appreciative of Meijer supporting all of our participants by providing healthy snacks to refuel their bodies. This is a company that understands the value of community.”

The Cleveland Marathon is the region’s premier distance running event. One of the nation’s oldest marathons, the race continues to dazzle runners as they snake through historic streets, move past national landmarks like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, and enjoy awe-inspiring views of Lake Erie.

“As a family-owned company for 90 years, events like the Cleveland Marathon are important to Meijer because they bring families and communities together,” said Marco Gomez, Meijer West Cleveland Market Director. “We are happy to support this great Cleveland tradition as part of our mission to enrich lives in the communities we serve.”


About the Cleveland Marathon

One of the 50 oldest races in the country, the Cleveland Marathon features the following opportunities: Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and Challenge Series. Online registration and additional information are available at There are opportunities for non-profit organizations to raise funds through their participation in the race through Cleveland Marathon Charities. Find out more at


About Meijer


Meijer is a privately owned, family-operated retailer that serves customers at more than 500 supercenters, grocery stores, neighborhood markets, and express locations throughout the Midwest. As the pioneer of the one-stop shopping concept, more than 70,000 Meijer team members work hard to deliver a friendly, seamless in-store and online shopping experience featuring an assortment of fresh foods, high-quality apparel, household essentials, and health and wellness products and services. Meijer is consistently recognized as a Great Place to Work and annually donates at least 6 percent of its profit to strengthen its communities. Additional information on the company can be found by visiting