Sunday, June 7, 2015 • Kirtland, OH • Course Map
The late spring of 2015 will bring the 7th annual running of Ohio’s Lake Health Half Marathon, after a move in recent years from Concord Township to nearby Kirtland, where it is now run on an out-and-back loop route that starts and finishes at the Lake Metroparks on Euclid-Chardon Road.
Formerly known as the Concord Distance Classic, the race’s typically brings out between 900 and 100 runners to cross the finish line each year, including between 300 and 400 runners in the half marathon.
The event will consist of both a half marathon and a 5K, which start and finish in the Lake Metroparks Farmpark. From there, the course heads out on a clockwise loop around the Kirtland area, with stretches through both the Chapin Forest Reservation and the Penitentiary Glen Reservation parks, followed by long straightaways down Kirtland-Chardon Road and Sperry Road.
Coming to the 10 mile mark, the run turns off the main road and heads onto a flat and downhill road for the last 3 miles. The run finishes in the park where it started.
All half marathon finishers will receive a finisher’s medal, and all participants will also receive a wicking shirt, as well as nice goodie bags. Plenty of door prizes will be available during the awards ceremony, and there will be prize money for the elite runners.
Race Weather & Climate
Located just a half-hour’s drive east from the Cleveland metropolitan area, Kirtland typically sees its rainiest weather of the year in June, which has brought record temperatures as low as 30 degrees (in 1972) and as high as 100 degrees (in 1988).
On race day (June 7), the average low is 51ºF and the average high is 74ºF.
- 2014 Lake Health Half Marathon Results
- 2013 Lake Health Half Marathon Results
- 2012 Lake Health Half Marathon Results
- 2011 Lake Health Half Marathon Results
- $40 for the half marathon, if registered by March 31, 2015
- $50 between April 1 – May 26
- $55 between May 27 – June 6
- $65 on the day of the race
To reserve your spot in the 2015 running of Kirtland’s Lake Health Half Marathon or 5K Run/Walk, register online at the event website here.
Official Race Website
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