Towpath Marathon, October 11, 2020

Featuring Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K Race Lengths

The conclusion of the Towpath Trilogy

Celebrating 29 Years of the Towpath Marathon

Thank you for making the 2020 Towpath Marathon, Half Marathon, and 10k such a rousing success! During a challenging year for events, we were so pleased to be able to host 600 of you for an in-person race on a gorgeous fall morning!

Photo galleries from the races are on our Facebook:

Gallery 1 link

Gallery 2 link

If you ran the 2020 Towpath Marathon, Half Marathon, or 10k, Canalway Partners would love your feedback to help plan for next year’s races. When you take the survey you can register for a chance to win a drawing for a brewery gift card. Take the survey here.

The Towpath Marathon

October 11, 2020


Bib Mail-Out: September 27, 2020

Mail and Fax Registration: October 6th, 2020 or until sold out

Please Note Online Registration Deadline: October 9, 2020 9:00 AM or until sold out

Reminder:  We are unable to offer “day of” race bib pick up.  Please opt to have your bib mailed or you can pick up your race bib at the packet pick-up sites located below.


All proceeds from the event benefit Canalway Partners, an organization that has been actively developing and participating in a variety of events and projects to preserve, promote and educate the public about the National Heritage Area in Northeast, Ohio.  The NHA consists of many wonderful assets right here in Ohio, one of the most popular being the Towpath Trail.


Towpath Marathon Art by Tom Yurcich

The Towpath Marathon was established in 1992 to introduce the Towpath Trail as a new recreational amenity and to promote the establishment of the Ohio & Erie Canalway; in 1993, it was one of ten events that celebrated the completion of the Towpath Trail through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Since its inception, the Towpath Marathon has grown to become one of Northeast Ohio’s premier marathons, attracting an average of 1,200 participants and 3,500 spectators from more than twenty-seven states for a weekend of outdoor festivities and athletic competition.


  • Those under the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian signature on the entry form.
  • The minimum age for the Towpath Marathon races are:
    • 13 for the 10k race length
    • 14 for the half marathon race length
    • 16 for the full marathon race length

If you have further questions or concerns on registration, please feel free to email