Dayton River Corridor Classic Half Marathon & 5K

Sunday, October 10, 2021 • Dayton, OH • Course Map

One of the oldest and most well-established road races run anywhere in Ohio, the Dayton River Corridor Classic Half Marathon will mark its 44th annual running this fall, as several hundred runners, walkers and wheelchair competitors are expected to lace up and join in the race.

They’ll run along the Great Miami River recreational bicycle paths that wind along the banks of the river by the same name that cuts through the city.

From the starting line on Edwin C. Moses Boulevard at Perc Welcome Stadium on the campus of the University of Dayton, the race takes participants along the opening stretch to the Stewart Street Bridge, where the field crosses over the river to Patterson Boulevard.

Once runners have left the starting line, they’ll head onto a combination of city streets and trails, winding throughout the city. Organizers note that the course time limit is 4 hours, which means the course will close at 1:00 pm.

Walkers are permitted, however organizers note that they should be able to finish the half marathon within 3 1/2 hours.

Race Weather & Climate

Located in southwestern Ohio, about 60 miles northeast of Cincinnati, Dayton tends to see mild to sometimes cold weather in the early fall, with drier conditions than most of the rest of the year. In October, record temperatures here have reached as low as 23°F (in 1952) and as high as 92°F (in 2007).

On race day (Oct. 10), the average low is 46ºF and the average high is 67ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Dayton River Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

  • 9:00 AM – Half marathon
  • 9:15 AM- 5K


  • $40 – $60 for the half marathon
  • $20 – $30 for the 5K


To reserve your spot in the 2021 running of the Dayton River Corridor Classic Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk race, register online at here.

Official Race Website


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1 comment… add one
  • Clifford Johnson July 26, 2018, 9:34 am

    Is there and paper form or one that can be down loaded to regisiter for this event/


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