The Running Griffin is going to Rock Cleveland! That’s right, in May it is off to Cleveland, Ohio for the 40th Anniversary of the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon and I hope you will join me there! As a city known for its rock and roll history, I’ll be rocking the pavement in Cleveland the weekend of May 20th and 21st!
The Cleveland Marathon is noted to have a relatively flat and fast course complete with great volunteer support and a scenic view of downtown Cleveland and its major landmarks. The course has been designed for athletes to enjoy views of Lake Erie and many other Cleveland highlights. All Marathon runners/walkers will receive a technical short-sleeved T-shirt, goody bag, virtual race bag and a special finishers’ medallion highlighting the 40th anniversary of this race!
The Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon in its 40th year of providing a running experience for all individuals who want to participate regardless of their abilities. More than 350,000 runners have participated, generating more than $15 million annually to benefit the Cleveland community.
The Cleveland Marathon began in 1978 in an effort to bring a positive and meaningful fitness event to the City of Cleveland. The original course began at Cleveland State University and traveled west to Bay Village and back. Some of the race’s most tremendous growth has occurred under the Rite Aid Pharmacy sponsorship since 2003, in which time race participation has grown 300 percent.
The Cleveland Marathon weekend features a 5k, 8k, 10k, half-marathon and marathon option therefore there is a race for runners looking for a race of any distance. There is also a kid’s run and a challenge series to mix into the running events. My plan is to tackle the full marathon race and I look forward to checking off another marathon in another state.
If you are interested in running the 40th Anniversary of the Cleveland Marathon with me, please click here to register online. It would be great to have readers join me in Cleveland for this race! You can also “Like” the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon’s Facebook page by clicking here and can follow the race on Twitter by clicking here.