River Run Half Marathon

Sunday, September 8, 2024 • Berea, OH • Course Map

Note: A virtual option is available for this event. Registration details are included below.

Several hundred runners come out each year to run this fast and largely gradual downhill half marathon that takes runners from the town of Berea along a course that skirts Ohio’s Rocky River all the way to the town that shares the same name.

The race is run on a combination of paved surfaces and improved trails along the river — which are used for biking, hiking, walking, running, skating and horseback riding, among other uses — and finishes on a paved surface near Memorial’s baseball fields.

A point-to-point race that is largely a long and very gradual descent from an elevation of about 774 feet above sea level at the start to about 604 feet above sea level at the finish, the race starts at Berea’s Wallace Lake.

From there, it begins the long and winding course along the river northward all the way to the finish at Memorial Fields in Rocky River’s stretch of the Cleveland Metroparks area.

Race Weather & Climate

Located in northeastern Ohio, about 15 miles southwest of Cleveland, Berea typically sees mild to moderately warm weather in September, which has brought record temperatures here as low as 32°F (in 1942) and as high as 101°F (in 1953).

On race day (Sept. 8), the average low is 56ºF and the average high is 74ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

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

Starting Time

  • 7:00 AM – walkers start
  • 8:00 AM – runners start


  • $60 – $85 for the half marathon


To reserve your spot in the 2024 running of Berea’s River Run Half Marathon, register online at RunSignUp.com here.

Official Race Website



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