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WOW air joins Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon as official airliner

April 27, 2018

CLEVELAND (April 26, 2018) – The Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon welcomes WOW air, a low-fare, long-haul airline based in Iceland, as the official and exclusive airline of the 41st Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon.

WOW air is launching 4 times weekly nonstop flights on May 4 from Cleveland Hopkins on to Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF) with continuing connections to Continental Europe.

“We welcome WOW air and look forward to seeing their impact in the community, both at Cleveland’s premier running event and with the launch of their service at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport,” said Ralph Staph, race director for the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon. “As a marquee platform, the marathon can help bring awareness to WOW air’s new direct transatlantic air service to Iceland.”

The 41st Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon will take place May 19-20 in downtown Cleveland. The new one-mile race joins the 8k, 5k and Kids’ Run races Saturday. On Sunday, the marathon, half marathon and 10K will start at 7 a.m. on Ontario Street at Quicken Loans Arena.

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 2018 Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon will take place May 19-20. 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


About WOW air

WOW air offers the lowest fares, a modern fleet with the lowest emissions and the biggest smile; this is the WOW air promise to its valuable customers. As of spring 2018, the airline will service 38 destinations across Europe and North America including Dublin, London, Paris, Berlin, Copenhagen and Tel Aviv. Established in November 2011 by Icelandic entrepreneur Skúli Mogensen, the purple airline flies with Airbus A320, Airbus A321 and Airbus A330 models. WOW air boasts one of the world's youngest fleet, with an average aircraft age of just 2 years. WOW air was ranked as the 7th best low-cost airline in Europe at the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Skytrax World Airline Awards and was the youngest airline in the top ten. For additional information and bookings please visit