Half Marathon FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Races

REGISTRATION

How can I register?

Register for the races online by selecting the correct link for the race you want to run in, or feel free to print out the mail-in form for your desired race by the deadline date. CLICK HERE FOR PRINT FORM

Mail to:

PO Box 609420
Cleveland, OH 44109

If you have further questions or concerns on registration, please feel free to email julie@canalwaypartners.com 

PACKET PICKUP

Where and when can I pick up my packet?

Packet pickup for the Half Marathon & 5-Miler will be available Wednesday, April 7, Thursday, April 8, Saturday, April 10.

PACKET PICK UP SCHEDULE

You have the option of having your packet mailed for a $10 fee.  Please make sure to check the dates so that you are registered in time to be eligible for a mail out should you chose that option.

RACE PARKING/START

Where do I park? When do I have to be ready?

Parking is available at lots inside Cleveland Metroparks Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation located very close to the starting line. The road into the reservation will remain open all day. Runners should be on site and ready to run 10 minutes before the race start time that was assigned during your registration.

COURSE

What is the surface of Towpath Trail?

The surface of the Towpath Trail in the Ohio and Erie Canal Reservation is asphalt.

Can I walk the course?

You can walk the course of your race.

What are the age groups and who is eligible?

Photo Award

Top Three Overall Male & Female Open

Top Three Male & Female in Age Division (19 and under, 20-24, 24-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and over) for both the Towpath Half Marathon & 5-Miler.

Fleet Feet Gift Card Award

Fleet Feet is awarding a $50, $40, $30 gift certificate to the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd overall male & female finishers and a $20 certificate for age division winners for both the Towpath Half Marathon & 5-Miler.

There will not be an award ceremony for the two races. Awards can be picked up on Tuesday, April 13 from 9:30 am – 6 pm at Hermes Sports and Events. 2425 W. 11th St. #2, Cleveland, OH 44113. (Get Directions).

You may also choose to have your award mailed to you for $7. (Get Form).

REFUNDS & TRANSFERS

Refunds

Sorry, but all entries are non-refundable. Once we’ve received and processed your entry, you will not receive a refund, you may not give or sell your race number to other people, and entry fees are not transferable to the next year’s race or any other race.

If the 2021 in-person events are canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all participants will be automatically converted to the virtual event. While we look forward to the return to live racing in 2021, a virtual option will be available for both 5 mile and Half-Marathon races. This race will not be postponed to a future date.

Transfer Information

You are able to transfer your entry to another person for a fee of $10.00. This can be done at any of the packet pickups prior to race day. There will be NO transfers on race day!

To complete a Transfer, go to your profile on Runsignup and chose either the refund transfer or gift transfer option. Enter in the Transferee’s name and email to send them the transferring registration. Once the transferee completes the registration, the original registrant is removed from the race. 

  • Refund Transfers: Transferee pays the current price of the registration. The original registrant pays a $10 transfer fee
  • Gift Transfer: Transferee’s registration is free. The original registrant pays a $10 transfer fee.

For more information follow: https://runsignup.com/How-To/Transfer-To-Another-Runner

If you call or email about a refund, you will be directed back to this page

AMENITIES AND SERVICES

What do runners get?

All runners will receive a short-sleeved technical shirt and half marathoners receive finishers medals.

MISCELLANEOUS

Where and when will the results be posted?

Results will be posted here