The Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon has set the course for a new one-mile race to be run in and around Public Square at noon on Saturday, May 19, the day before the marathon, half-marathon and 10k races.
Starting in Public Square, runners will navigate west on Superior Avenue to East 6th Street., then head north to E. Lakeside Ave before heading west to West 6th Street. From there, runners will head south toward Superior Avenue before finishing at the starting line in Public Square.
Race organizers are planning multiple heats based on a runner’s projected one-mile split time. Heats include:
· 6:01-8:00 minute mile
· 8:01-9:00 minute mile
· 9:01-10:00 minute mile
· Over 10:00 minute mile
· Elite Women
· Elite Men
The one-mile race will coincide with the Cleveland Marathon Expo, 8k, 5k and Kids’ Run races. Top male and female finishers in each heat will win awards.
“The course will offer both competitive and recreational runners an excellent view of Public Square and the continued beautification of downtown Cleveland,” said Ralph Staph, Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon Race Director.
Entry fee is $25, and all participants receive a commemorative t-shirt. Registration for any of the race weekend events is available online at clevelandmarathon.com/registration.
Sponsorship opportunities for race weekend, including the title sponsorship for the one-mile race, are still available. Contact Staph at 800-467-3826 for information.
About the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon: One of the 50 oldest races in the country, the 2018 Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon will take place May 19-20. The following opportunities are available for people to participate in the event: full marathon, half marathon, 10K, 8K, 5K, one mile and Kids’ Run. All events except the 8k and 5k feature a walking division. Online registration and additional information is available atclevelandmarathon.com.