CLEVELAND — The Union Home Mortgage Cleveland Marathon festivities kick off Friday ahead of the main events, the marathon and half marathon, which take place on Sunday. There will be road closures from Saturday to Sunday.
The city of Cleveland said thousands of spectators are expected to join in the festivities over the weekend. Riders and spectators are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the course in advance.
Friday May 20
The Union Home Mortgage Cleveland Marathon Health and Fitness Expo
12 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Huntington Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue
The event is open to the public and includes 50 booths with the latest health and fitness products. There will also be race registration and package pick-up for participants.
Saturday May 21
Union Home portage Cleveland 5K and 10K for runners and walkers
7:30 a.m. in St. Clair at Mall B.
Sunday May 22
Union Home Mortgage Cleveland Marathon (runners and walkers)
7 a.m. St. Clair at Mall B
University Hospital Cleveland Half Marathon
7 a.m. in St. Clair at Mall B.
Celebrate with runners, volunteers and spectators at the 26.3 After Party. The game takes place just steps from the finish line and is located outside of the runners’ pick-up area on Mall B at St. Clair and W. Mall Drive.
The free event includes a free drink for all race participants. There will be live music, a water buggy, giveaways, lawn games and a photo booth.
Parking and travel: Parking along the race route will be prohibited until the Police Division reopens the closed roads. If you plan to travel near the course on race day, expect delays, closures and parking restrictions.
Weather: With the possibility of showers, the weather can be a factor in planning a safe experience. Please exercise caution if you are a participant or spectator.
Security: Stay hydrated! Water will be available throughout the race at certain locations. Emergency first responders will be on site if assistance is needed. Report any suspicious or illegal activity to law enforcement. Call 9-1-1 for emergencies, call 216-621-1234 for non-emergencies. Anonymous information can be provided by calling Crimestoppers at 216-621-1234.
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