Towpath Half Marathon – VIRTUAL

Featuring Half Marathon, 5 Mile & 3 Mile Race Lengths

The kick-off race in the 2020 Towpath Trilogy

The Towpath Half is going virtual this year, so you can participate on any date and course that’s convenient for you. Now is a great time to stay active, challenge yourself, and safely reconnect with the running community by running the kick-off event of the Towpath Trilogy! And when you run the Half, 5M or 3M, you support other Towpath Trail events and programming in the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area.

The Towpath Half Marathon, 5M and 3M

Location: Anywhere 

When: From July 16 to September 30th, 2020


Bib Mail Out Deadline for the Half Marathon is (5-Miler & 3-Miler): July 27th

Mail and Fax Registration: July 24, 2020

Online Registration: July 27th, 2020 at 10:00 PM


Just wanted to share that yesterday was an amazing morning for the Towpath Half Marathon. The weather was perfect. The volunteers were so friendly, helpful and knowledgeable!  There is so much natural beauty is hidden within the industrial section of Cleveland! -Diane E.

Thanks again for all your help in putting on this race, it’s a great training race for those working towards the Cleveland Marathon next month, and I hope it went well on your guys end! -Mike W.

Last year was my first experience with the Towpath Marathon (we recently moved to the area), and it quickly became one of my favorite events. You do a great job…looking forward to the others this year! -Kevin M.


  • Those under the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian signature on the entry form.
  • The minimum age for the half marathon length is 13 years old.
  • The minimum age for the 3 and 5-mile lengths is 10 years old.