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.
|Course records||Men: 2:10:29 (2000)|
Women: 2:30:15 (1998)
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. 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.