2023 routes

Lace up your running shoes, Cleveland! We are excited to share our new routes for this year's race. Get ready to pound the pavement and explore some of the city's hidden gems as you make your way to the finish line. Whether you're a seasoned marathoner or a first-time runner, these new routes are sure to provide a thrilling challenge and unforgettable experience. So mark your calendars, start training, and get ready to run your heart out! Read more!


  • GPS measurements are not reflecting the accurate distances. All routes will be certified to the exact distance you will be running/walking.
  • The elevation follows the ground so bridges will show LARGE false elevations.
  • We will have PDF maps which will include water and medical stations, and other important details in the next couple of weeks. 

For more details on each distance, please click on your distance below:

Full Marathon
Half Marathon


Saturday, May 20, 2023: 5K and 10K Routes

5K Course

10K Course


Sunday, May 21, 2023: Marathon and Half Marathon routes

Half Marathon Course 

Full Marathon Course 

start/finish line map

The start and finish line will be at the same location on St. Clair Avenue Northeast and W. Mall Drive (at Mall B). Please see the detailed map below or


2023 Start Finish Map


2023 Water and aid Stations

*Nuun Hydration Endurance in lemon lime will be available at each water station.

*There will be a University Hospitals first aid station at each water stop

*Gu Energy gel in Salted Caramel, Vanilla Bean, Chocolate Outrage and Tri Berry will be at various locations along the route (locations TBD)


5K and 10K Course Saturday, May 20



Full Marathon and Half Marathon - Sunday, May 21




The Union Home Mortgage Cleveland Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K and 5K 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.