Course Maps & Info

Towpath Marathon Course Descriptions

Towpath Marathon Course Map and Description COMING SOON

Towpath Marathon, Half Marathon Course Description

On Cloverleaf Drive in Valley View (North of the intersection of Cloverleaf & West Canal Rd.) runners will have a little less than a mile walk from Cinemark parking lot so please allow time to get to your start line. Roads close shortly after 6:00 am. Runners follow mile marker signs (Yellow signs/red letters)

START: Corner of Cloverleaf Pkwy. & West Canal Rd.

  • Turn right on West Canal Rd.
  • Turn around at Old Rockside Rd. onto Towpath Trail, run north (1.3M)
  • Run over two white suspension bridges. These bridges rise to 30 feet above the roadway at each point and include a 7% grade.
  • Head north on Towpath Trail toward Lower 40 Loop Trail
  • Stay to right – along Canal.
  • Continue on Towpath Trail to Harvard Ave.
  • Turn Around (B, 7.1M) – run south.
  • Bear right at bottom of hill.
  • Slight right on Lower 40 Loop Trail – along river.
  • Turn right onto Towpath Trail – run south along canal.
  • Run over two white suspension bridges. These bridges rise to 30 feet above the roadway at each point and include a 7% grade.
  • Stay on Towpath to finish line in parking lot of Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works
Half Marathon Course Map

Towpath Marathon, 10K Length

Towpath Marathon, 10K Course Map and Description


Towpath Marathon Aid Stations

Marathon Course

The marathon course will offer 23 stations, in addition to the start and finish lines. This averages one aid station every 1.1 miles Click below to view a list of aid station mileage and what will be available at each station.

Half Marathon Course

The half marathon course will offer 12 aid stations, in addition to the start and finish lines. This averages one aid station every mile. Click below to view a list of aid station mileage and what will be available at each station.

10K Course

The 10k course will offer 5 aid stations in addition to the start and finish lines.


Important Things to Note

  1. Runners must know their race course. Please read the descriptions and check out maps above.
  2. Runners should visit this website frequently and refer to FAQ section and News for updates.
  3. Racers must know their starting lines and parking sites.
Walkers
  1. We allow full and half walkers to start the race at 7:30am.
  2. Walkers must complete the course by 1 pm.
General
  • The race is run on a 12-foot wide trail.
  • Bear right whenever possible.
  • Be aware of passing fast runners.
  • Faster runners, pass on left.
  • Runners run in both direction on the trail.
  • Marathon course and aid stations will be open for 6 hours: 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Parking

Marathon, Half Marathon, & 10K Runners are to park at Cinemark: 6001 Canal Rd, Valley View, OH 44125.

Marathon, Half-Marathon & 10K Walkers are to park at Quaker Steak & Lube in Valley View and Cinemark 6001 Canal Rd, Valley View, OH 44125. 

Parking Notes

  1. Runners must be on site, in the parking lot for the race by 6:00 AM. Roads will close promptly at 6:30 AM.
  2. We have limited parking, please carpool when possible.
Shuttle Service
  • There will be no shuttle service this year.