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Cleveland Marathon 2012 Preview: Schedule And Information For This Weekend's Event

The 35th running of the Cleveland Marathon will be held on Sunday, May 20.

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 22:  Marathon runners make their way along Victoria Embankment during the Virgin London Marathon 2012 on April 22, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 22: Marathon runners make their way along Victoria Embankment during the Virgin London Marathon 2012 on April 22, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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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.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.