Towpath Half Marathon – April 11, 2021

Featuring Half Marathon & 5 Mile Race Lengths

The kick-off race in the 2021 Towpath Trilogy

April is a great time to stay active, challenge yourself, and reconnect with the running community by running the kick-off event of the Towpath Trilogy! And when you run the Half or 5-miler you support other Towpath Trail events and programming in the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area.


The Towpath Half Marathon & 5-Miler

Location: Cleveland Metroparks Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation – 4524 E 49th St., Cleveland, OH 44125 (get map)

When: April 11, 2021

2021 Race Day Photographs (on Canalway Partners Facebook)

Batch 1

Batch 2


Registration opens March 1, 2021: Register

Bib Mail Out Deadline for the Half Marathon & 5-Miler: March 24, 2021 (midnight)

Mail Registration: April 7, 2021 (mail-in form)

Online Registration: closes on Friday, April 9, 2021 (9 am)

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.

Do you love what we’re doing for the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area? When you register, consider making an additional donation or starting a fundraising campaign tied to your run!


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 5-mile length is 10 years old.

Many Thanks to Our Wonderful Towpath Half Marathon Sponsors!