Saturday, May 26, 2018 • Medina, OH • Course Map
Named the 40th most desirable city to live in by CNN Money in 2009, Medina also plays host to the Medina Half Marathon & 5K, which takes place in late May each year.
Beginning in Medina Square, the half marathon takes runners north of downtown Medina through tree-lined neighborhoods for the first three miles. Mile 3 marks the right turn onto East Reagan Parkway, leading runners past Reagan and Huffman Parks toward Lake Medina. This section of the course is run along the lake with gorgeous water views.
After leaving the lake and heading back on the road again toward the halfway point, the second half of the course begins. This half of the course is almost all uphill and weaves its way through residential neighborhoods before crossing the finish line at Medina Square.
Walkers are welcome on the course in the competitive walking division; however, runners must finish the course in 3 hours, 20 minutes. Race organizers note that Medina is not a flat area, and the second half of the course is a steady incline.
Race Weather & Climate
Located in northern Ohio about 30 miles south of Cleveland, Medina typically experiences mild weather in May with cool mornings. With a May average of almost 3.7″ of rain for the month, dressing for the elements is advisable.
On race day (May 26), the average low is 51ºF and the average high is 73ºF.
- 2017 Medina Half Marathon results
- 2016 Medina Half Marathon results
- 2015 Medina Half Marathon results
- 2014 Medina Half Marathon results
- 2013 Medina Half Marathon results
- 6:45 AM – half marathon
- 7:00 AM – 5K
- $35 – $65 for the half marathon
To reserve your spot in the 2018 running of the Medina Half Marathon & 5K, register online at EnMotive.com here.
Official Race Website
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