Rock Hall Half Marathon, Relay, 10K & 5K

Sunday, October 8, 2023 • Cleveland, OH • Course Map

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

“Become a legend. One step at a time.” That’s the motto for the Rock Hall Half Marathon, Relay, 10K & 5K, which marks its 9th annual running in October 2023 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.

The 2022 event includes a virtual option that you can run within a few days of the race.

Race Weather & Climate

Located in northern Ohio along Lake Erie, Cleveland experiences mild to warm weather in October, with cooler weather in the mornings. Cleveland experiences moderate precipitation all year long.

On race day (Oct. 8), the average low is 49ºF and the average high is 67ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Rock Hall Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

  • 7:00 AM – half marathon, relay
  • 7:30 AM – 10K
  • 7:45 AM – 5K


  • $60 and up for the half marathon
  • $50 and up for the virtual half marathon
  • $105 and up for the half marathon relay
  • $35 and up for the 10K
  • $30 and up for the 5K
  • $40 and up for the virtual 10K or 5K


To reserve your spot in the 2023 running of Cleveland’s Rock Hall Half Marathon, register online at here.

Official Race Website


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