Cleveland Marathon

The Cleveland Marathon is an annual marathon in Cleveland, Ohio. The 26.2-mile (42.2 km) course begins at the corner of St. Clair and 9th and participants have eight hours to finish the race. The first edition was held in 1978. A half marathon, and 10K, including a Corporate Team Challenge, are held concurrently with the full marathon. A 5k race is held on the day before the marathon race day.

Cleveland Marathon
LocationCleveland, Ohio
Event typeRoad
Course recordsMen: 2:10:29 (2000)
Pavel Kokin
Women: 2:30:15 (1998)
Tatyana Pozdnyakova
Official site

At the finish line of the marathon, half marathon, and 10K the 26.3-mile (42.3 km) Rock Party is held. This party includes live entertainment, food vendors, and a beer garden.

The first prize in the Marathon event is $3,000 while a prize of $2,000 is on offer for the 10 km run.[1] Among the charities supported by the marathon are The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

In 1993 and 1994, Don Janicki won back-to-back, joining only Pablo Vigil ('80, '81 and later in '88) and Demetrio Cabanillas ('83-85) and consecutive winners.[2]


  1. Prize Money Retrieved 7 January 2015 .
  2. "Cleveland Marathon Course Records". Cleveland, Ohio: Cleveland Marathon. 1 June 2019. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
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