RACE INFO

Race: Half Marathon
Date: Sunday, April 6, 2014- 8:00 am
Location: Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
E. 49th Street
Cleveland, Ohio
(Get Directions)

Race: 5-Miler
Date: Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 8:00 am
Location: Intersection of Lower Harvard and Jennings
Cleveland, Ohio
(Get Directions)

HALF-MARATHON

5-MILER

PACKET PICKUP

RULES AND REGULATIONS

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

PARKING

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE


1) Runners need to know their race course. Please read descriptions and check out maps on this website.


2) Runners should visit this website frequently and refer to FAQ section and News/Media for updates.


3) Runners must know their starting lines and parking sites.

For Half Marathoners, park in parking lots located along East 49 Street. Please look for Towpath Parking signs (yellow signs with red lettering) Volunteers in neon green vests will be available in some lots directing traffic. Buses will be available at the post party location to shuttle half runners back to their cars after the race.
For 5 Milers- please look for Towpath Parking signs (yellow signs with red lettering) and volunteers in neon green vests directing traffic into available lots. There will be plenty of parking available at the Alcoa parking lot located on Harvard Ave. (South side) across from Speedway. 5 Mile runners will have to walk approx. 6/10 of a mile to their start line located on the corner of Jennings Rd. and Harvard Ave. under the Harvard Ave Bridge. Busses will be available to shuttle runners to their start lines.


4) There will be Day Of registration and packet pick up from 6:00 am. – 7:00 am.  Half Marathoners can pick up their packets in tent located at park located on East 49 Street, south of Grant Avenue – near start line which uses driveway for Cleveland Metroparks Canal Reservation.  5 Milers Day Of Packet Pick-up will be at 4002 Jennings Rd. Cleveland (get directions). 5 Miler walkers will begin at 7:30am.


5) Runners should be on site in the parking lot for the race by 7:15 AM.


6) We do not have a "WALKERS DIVISION" for these races.


7) We do accommodate Half Marathon walkers by allowing them to use an early start time of 7:00 am.  5 Miler walkers will start at 7:30am.


8) Walkers must complete the course by 11:00 am.


9) We have limited parking. Carpool when possible!


10) The race is run on a 12-foot wide trail. Bear right whenever possible.


11) Be aware of passing fast runners. Runners run in both direction on portions of the trail.


12) Half Marathon course and aid stations will be open for 3 hours: 8:00 am-11:00 am.


13) Half Marathon Starting location: Driveway for Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation – located off East 49 Street just south of Grant Avenue. 


14) 5-Miler Starting Location: 4002 Jennings Rd. Cleveland. This is at the intersection of Jennings Avenue & lower Harvard Avenue (get directions). Lower Harvard & Jennings roads will close at 7:45 am – 8:10 am to accommodate start of 5 Miler.


15) To ensure a desired shirt size you must sign up by March 15th. We make no guarantees for those who sign up after. You get the shirt you ordered. We cannot exchange once they're ordered.


16) For Half Marathon runners, we do not provide bus shuttle service to the start lines. So runners are responsible for getting themselves to the start line.


17.) Award Ceremony location is 4002 Jennings Rd. Cleveland (get directions)


HALF MARATHON 
The half-marathon will begin at 8:00 am from the driveway to the Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation off of E. 49th St. Due to road closures, runners must be at the start line at 7:30 am.

The Half Marathoners will be shuttled from the Finish Line area at lower Harvard/ Jennings Road to their cars parked on E. 49th St. near Grant Ave. Buses will begin the shuttle service at 9am.

5-MILER
The 5-Miler will start at 8:00 am from the intersection of lower Harvard Avenue/ Jennings Road. Due to road closures, runners must be at the start line at 7:30 am.

PACKET PICKUP
Packet Pickup will be at the Leonard Kreiger CanalWay Center in the Ohio & Erie Canalway Reservation on Friday April 5 from 4PM-7PM and Saturday April 6 from 10AM-4PM this year. 

The address is 4524 East 49 Street, Cuyahoga Heights, OH. 44125.

We encourage you to pick up your packets prior to Sunday's race date.

RULES AND REGULATIONS
Those under the age of 18 must have a parent/g
uardian signature on the entry form. We do not allow runners under the age of 14 for the half marathon, EVEN WITH parental signature.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, April 4
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Packet pickup

Saturday, April 5
10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Packet pickup

Sunday, April 6
6:00 am - 7:00 am - Day-of Registration Limited Availability

7:00 am - Half Marathon Walkers start.
7:30 am - Roads Close

7:30 am - 5-Miler Walkers start
8:00 am - Half Marathon begins
8:00 am - 5-Miler begins
9:15 am - Award ceremony begins and continues at regular intervals
11:00 am - Course closes

PARKING

All Runners – look for Parking Signs to indicate lots.  They are yellow with red letters.

5-mile Runners:
Alcoa is providing 2 parking lots located on Harvard Avenue.  Early birds (6 am – 7am) +  (limit 100) can park at their lot located at the intersection where the road splits – either over the bridge or down into valley where race will start and end.  It is a ½ mile walk./ jog or catch a shuttle bus by crossing street – see Bus Stop sign.  For those arriving from 7am – 7:30 am, use Alcoa Lot located east along Harvard – directly across from the Speedway (South side of road).  Look for Towpath Parking signs.  Shuttle buses can transport you from park lot to start.  They will also take you back following the race – go to Post Party area for shuttles – Iron City Café.  Shuttles will run starting at 9 am.

Half Marathon Runners:
Runners will park in lots adjacent to East 49 Street. Lots will be marked with signs indicating "Parking" - runners will shuttled back to their cars after the race – you can catch shuttle at Post Race Party – Iron City Café – located at the intersection of Jennings Rd. and Harvard Ave. starting at 9:00 am.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

What are the best driving directions to race packet pickup on Saturday?

Leonard Krieger CanalWay Center

The address is 4524 East 49 Street, Cuyahoga Heights OH. 44125.

Using freeways - take I-77 to Grant Avenue exit - head west on Grant Avenue - Grant dead ends into East 49 Street. Turn left (south) onto East 49 Street, and travel approx. 2000 feet. Make a right at the Ohio & Erie Canalway Reservation driveway, and follow the long driveway until you reach the CanalWay Center at the end (approx. 200 feet).

OR - Using freeways - take I-71 - exit on West 25 Street exit - head south - turn left on Dennison heading east (shell station/ McDonalds on corner)- drive over Harvard Avenue Bridge east to East 49 Street - turn right (south) onto East 49 Street. Proceed roughly .8 miles, then make a right at the Ohio & Erie Canalway Reservation driveway, and follow the long driveway until you reach the CanalWay Center at the end. (approx. 2000 feet).

What are the best driving directions to start of the 5-Mile Race?

Start location for the 5-Mile is at the intersection of lower Harvard Ave. and Jennings Rd. just across from Cleats Sports Bar.

What are best driving directions to the start of the Half Marathon on Sunday morning?

Using freeways - take I-77 to Grant Avenue exit - head west on Grant Avenue
- Grant dead ends into East 49 Street - parking is located in lots along East 49 Street both south and north of intersection depending on when you arrive - look for signs that say Towpath Race Parking - start line is located to the south - gather for race in park on East 49 Street - portalets and water/Gatorade will be there.

OR - Using freeways - take I-71 - exit on West 25 Street exit - head south - turn left on Dennison heading east (shell station/ McDonalds on corner)- drive over Harvard Avenue Bridge east to East 49 Street - turn right (south) onto East 49 Street - parking is located in lots along East 49 Street both south and north of intersection depending on when you arrive - look for signs that say Towpath Race Parking - start line is located to the south of Grant Avenue - gather for race in park on East 49 Street - portalets and water/Gatorade will be there.

How do I get back to my car if I run the Half Marathon?

Shuttle buses are provided and will run from 9:00 am- 12 noon.