2021 COURSE info

Saturday, October 23, 2021: 5K and 10K Maps and turns




Sunday, October 24, 2021: Marathon and Half Marathon turns/links

Half Marathon

Full Marathon


2021 Water and aid Stations 

5K and 10K Course on Saturday, October 23

1. Erieside across from The Science Center Wind Turbine

2. East 12th and St. Clair

3. W. 26th and Detroit Avenue (runners pass by 2x)

* Please note, there will be a University Hospitals first aid station at each water stop


Full Marathon and Half Marathon Course on Sunday, October 24

Water stop locations coming soon

 * Please note, there will be a University Hospitals first aid station at each water stop


The Union Home Mortgage Cleveland Marathon, Half 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.

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

start/finish line map


-LOCATION: There is a new start line this year for the Sunday events. The start and finish line will be in the same location: W. 3rd Street and Superior Avenue (just west of Public Square).

-Gear Check will be available on Public Square.

-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.