Most will be closed from approximately 30 minutes before the first athlete is on the road until 30 minutes after the last walker is off the road


Sunday marks the 37th year for the Cleveland Marathon. The marathon as well as the half-marathon, 5-K, 10-K and kids run events will bring tens of thousands of participants and spectators to downtown.

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The weekend events kicked off Friday with the Health & Fitness Expo at the International Exposition Center. The expo continues Saturday.

Other events this weekend include:

  • Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon and Half Marathon (runners & walkers): Sunday, 7 a.m., Public Square
  • Rite Aid 10-K (runners & walkers) Sunday, 7 a.m., Public Square

For a full list of events check the official Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon site.

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Road Closures

A number of roads downtown and on the West Side of greater Cleveland will be closed for the marathon.

Most will be closed from approximately 30 minutes before the first athlete is on the road until 30 minutes after the last walker is off the road. Closure times range from 4 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, although several roads will be closed as early as Saturday.

See/print full list in the PDF below.

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The full marathon course starts near Public Square and winds through Tremont and Ohio City then Cleveland's West Side, Lakewood, Rocky River and back.

RTA reminds runners and spectators that they can park free at any Rapid station and ride to Tower CIty, where they'll be within walking distance of the starting line.

A number of RTA bus routes will also be changed due to the race. Get complete details HERE.

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Here are 10 great spots to watch the race from and cheer on the runners and walkers:

  1. Carnegie and Ontario in front of Progressive Field
  2. Across from West Side Market - Lorain and W. 25th
  3. Lincoln Park - Starkweather and W. 11th, Tremont
  4. W. 32nd and Detroit (Overlooking the Shoreway)
  5. W. 65th and Franklin
  6. Lake Avenue and West Blvd (Edgewater)
  7. Lake Road and Avalon (both east and west intersections)
  8. Lakewood Park (Lake Avenue and Belle in Lakewood)
  9. Rocky River: Lake Road near Brandon Place
  10. Rocky River: Kensington School (Parking Lot Turn Around)

Here are some Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon by the number fun facts:

  • 37: Number of years for Cleveland Marathon
  • 45,000: Number of running shoes expected to pound the streets of Cleveland on May 18 (+ fans and volunteers)
  • 27: Number of Official Charities raising money through participation
  • 21,000: Number of 12 oz. water bottles used on race day.
  • 5 minutes, 14 seconds per mile: Average mile time for winner
  • 165,000: Number of 5oz. cups used on the course throughout race
  • 17,500: Number of bananas expected to be eaten by runners
  • 3,230: Gallons of PowerAde used on course during race
  • 14,400: Number of cookies expected to be eaten by runners
  • 175: Number of portable restrooms throughout course
  • 36: Number of people over age 65 to run full marathon in 2013

All additional information can be found on the official site of the Rite Aid 2014 Cleveland Marathon

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