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Merit Dental joins Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon as Silver Sponsor

May 03, 2019

Merit Dental joins Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon as Silver Sponsor

CLEVELAND (May 1, 2019) – Merit Dental, a local general dentist with five practice locations in Greater Cleveland, joined the 42nd Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon as a silver sponsor.

“We’re all smiles to welcome Merit Dental, a wonderful addition to Cleveland’s premier road race event, and we applaud their dedication to the sport of running and health and wellness,” said Ralph Staph, race director, Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon.

Merit Dental offers a variety of exceptional dental services for children and adults from their local offices in Euclid, Highland Heights, Lorain, Macedonia and Strongsville.

The 42nd Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon will take place May 18-19 in downtown Cleveland. The one-mile race, 8k, 5k and Kids’ Run races will be run on Saturday. On Sunday, the marathon, half marathon and 10K will start at 7 a.m. on Ontario Street at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse (formerly Quicken Loans Arena).

The Health & Fitness Expo will take place on May 17-18 at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland.

More than 50,000 runners and spectators are expected to participate in activities through race weekend. Registration for any of the race weekend events is available online at

About the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon 

One of the 50 oldest races in the country, the 2019 Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon will take place May 18-19. The following opportunities are available for people to participate in the event: full marathon, half marathon, 10K, 8K, 5K, one mile and Kids’ Run. All events except the 8k and 5k feature a walking division. Online registration and additional information is 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