Sunday, August 18, 2019 • Cleveland, OH • Course Map
“Become a legend. One step at a time.” That’s the motto for the Rock Hall Half Marathon, Relay, 10K & 5K, which marks its 5th annual running in August 2019 and takes runners on a course that starts at the world-famous Rock and Roll Hall of Fame museum.
The half marathon begins at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in downtown Cleveland and makes a loop course around downtown Cleveland. Spotting the landmarks starts almost immediately into the course as half marathoners past FirstEnergy Stadium, which has hosted the NFL’s Cleveland Browns since 1999.
A couple more left turns later, the course continues on Lakeside Avenue before continuing right along the outskirts of the Cleveland State University Campus.
The next section of the course takes place along Carnegie Avenue, and by the time runners make that next left turn onto Stokes Boulevard, the half marathon’s halfway point is within reach, just past the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.
Continuing north along Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive leads to the greenest portion of the course, with a wealth of gardens along the way.
Starting at mile 10, the remainder of the course is run along North Marginal Road and Lake Erie, providing lakefront views for much of the course’s last leg.
Half marathoners receive free admission to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame after the event, so be sure to stay around and learn more about some of the greatest rock musicians while resting up.
Race Weather & Climate
Located in northern Ohio along Lake Erie, Cleveland experiences warm and occasionally hot weather in August. With 3.69 inches of rain for the month on average, August ranks as the second-wettest month of the year for Cleveland.
On race day (Aug. 18), the average low is 62ºF and the average high is 80ºF.
- 2018 Rock Hall Half Marathon Results
- 2017 Rock Hall Half Marathon Results
- 2016 Rock Hall Half Marathon Results
- 2015 Rock Hall Half Marathon Results
- 7:00 AM – half marathon, relay
- 7:30 AM – 10K
- 7:45 AM – 5K
- $70 and up for the half marathon
- $105 and up for the half marathon relay
- $40 and up for the 10K
- $30 and up for the 5K
To reserve your spot in the 2019 running of Cleveland’s Rock Hall Half Marathon, register online at Chronotrack.com here.
Official Race Website
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