Course Information

2018 COURSE MAPS

The 2018 Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon routes are ready for review; however, we are still awaiting final city approval so there may be updates.  

 

Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K

Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K Map

Marathon and Half Marathon Turn-by-Turns

10k Turn-by-Turns

 

8k Turns and Maps

8k, 5k and One-Mile Course Maps and Turn-by-Turns

 


2018 Course Elevation 

Marathon Elevation

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Half Marathon Elevation 

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10K Elevation

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COURSE CERTIFICATION & GPS DISCREPANCIES  

The Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon and 10K courses are certified each year according to USATF standards, using a bike equipped with a calibrated measuring wheel and following the shortest possible route (tangents). Additional distance discrepancies are caused by the actual route run on the course and the accuracy of individual GPS units being used by runners.

The Rite Aid Cleveland Half Marathon course has never been certified since its inception in 2005, nor has it been advertised as such. However, it is measured repeatedly to be as close to 13.1 as possible.

Click here to read an article on course certification and the accuracy of GPS measurements.


 

Water Stations- 2018

Water/Aid Stations along the Full Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K Course on Sunday, May 20

 1. St. Clair and E. 13th Street, Cleveland - 1.7 miles
     Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k

2. 1295 Old River Road, Cleveland - 3.4 miles
    Marathon and Half Marathon, 10K

3. Canal Road (before tunnel/behind Tower City)- 5.3 miles
     Marathon and Half Marathon

4. Professor and Jefferson -Tremont– 7.3 Miles
     Marathon and Half Marathon

5. W. 19th Street and Abbey - 9 miles
      Marathon and Half Marathon
    *Gel and Weather Flags

6.  6212 Franklin Blvd – 10.6 miles
    Marathon and Half Marathon

7. 9106 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland – miles 11.8 miles
    Marathon

8/15. 11810 Lake Avenue – 13.8 and 21.5 miles
    Marathon
   *Weather Flags

9/14. Lakewood Park (Lake Ave. and Belle) – 14.8 and 21 miles
      Marathon
    Full Medical Tent

10/13. 17818 Lake – 15.9 and 19.5 miles
       Marathon
   *GEL, Weather Flags

11/12. 19546 Lake Road, Rocky River – 17 & 18.4 miles
       Marathon

16. West Blvd & Edgewater, Cleveland -  22.7 miles
      Marathon      

 17. 6105 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland
     24.5 Marathon and 11 Half Marathon

18. 2860 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland
     25.1 Marathon; 12 Half Marathon, 5.2 10K

Water/Aid Stations along 5K and 8K Course on Saturday, May 19

1.  Erieside: East side of FirstEnergy Stadium across from Great Lakes Science Center Parking garage 1.5 Miles   
     5K & 8K

2. 1925 St. Clair Ave.  3.5 Miles
    8K only

* Please note, there will be a University Hospitals first aid station at each water stop and a full medical tent at Water Station #9/14


ARRIVE AT START AREA BY 6:00 A.M. 

START/FINISH LINE

The Start Line Map is helpful to runners and spectators, providing a chance to learn the area so you can easily navigate on race day.

Please CLICK HERE to view or print the Start Line Map.

2018 Map Start Finish Line Final 5

 

Please note: Bags and backpacks are strongly discouraged at the Start/Finish areas on race day. For participants, clear gear check bags will be provided and those must be used for gear check on race day. Spectators are asked to travel lightly as well. Those with diaper bags, purses and other items should note that their bags could be searched in the vicinity of the start and finish lines. Any unattended bags are subject to search and removal from the premises.


BANDS & CHEER GROUPS ALONG THE COURSE

Be sure to look for these AWESOME bands along the course as you are running or spectating! 

Beasts Without Biomes

Beasts Without Biomes

Twitter
Instagram

Shawn and Shelby

Shawn Shelby  

Facebook

Tajlyn

Tajlyn

Youtube
Website

Saint Martin de Porres High School Drumline & Lionettes

Saint Martin De Porres

Website

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