The Towpath Marathon – October 7, 2023

Featuring Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K Race Lengths

The conclusion of the Towpath Trilogy

Celebrating 30 Years of the The Towpath Marathon

Thank you for making the 2022 The Towpath Marathon, Half Marathon, and 10k such a rousing success! During a challenging two years, we were so pleased to be able to host more than 800 of you for an in-person race on a gorgeous fall morning! You even got to run on the newest parts of the Towpath Trial.

Photo galleries from the races are on our Facebook Page!


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.
  • We do not allows runners to run with dogs or strollers due to the size of the path.

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