On Sunday, May 20 the Rite Aide Cleveland Marathon will be run for the 35th time. Established in 1978, the Marathon has become a staple of the community and has expanded far beyond the full marathon into a weekend full of events including full, half and 10K marathons. The full and half marathons will both begin at 7 am, followed by the 10K, which begins at 7:15 am as well as a 26.3 mile finish line 'rock party' which begins at 8:30 am. The finish line rock party includes live entertainment, food and a beer garden.
There will be a total of $22,800 in prize money awarded with the male and female winners of the full marathon receiving $3,000 and the winners of the half marathon receiving $2,000. Marathon winners can earn a bonus of $3,000 for males who break the 2:20-mark and women who crack the 2:40-mark.
The course record for males was set in 2000 by Pavel Kokin when he ran the course in 2:10:29 and the women's record was set in 2002 by Tatiana Pozdniakova when she ran the course in 2:30:15.
In addition to the events on Sunday, there will be a 5K-run and a child's run held on Saturday.