For the half-marathon, runners begin the race at Cloverleaf Drive in Valley View, just north of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. From there, participants run south along West Canal Road for the first couple of miles before reaching the Lock 39 Trailhead. There, runners turn around and head north along the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath trail, following the Cuyahoga River for much of the half marathon, all the way to the turnaround point. Then, they’ll run south along the trail all the way past the start, reaching the finish line just before the first turnaround point.
Note: The course map above provides the approximate route for the race. Though every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy, changes are sometimes made to race routes due to weather conditions, road closures or other circumstances that can require a course to be changed. If you see an error above, contact us here.