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



Our plan is to hold all the races currently scheduled as long as all our partners approve the plans we outlined for them. We are going to continue to plan an in person race however it is not a guarantee. We will be adding a virtual option for those participants that may want to join in from home. If we are not able to hold the in-person event, you will be notified and given a number of options regarding your registration.

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