River Run Half Marathon

Sunday, Sep 10, 2017 at 7:00am

Wallace Lake in Berea

Welcome to the official home of the 18th Annual River Run Half Marathon Road Race!

Join the area's finest runners on this beautiful, certified course through the Rocky River Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks. The course is not only scenic, but smooth and relatively flat - ensuring a fun and memorable experience for our runners and walkers!


- 6:45 AM Shuttle leaving from Rocky River High School (Runners only)

- 7:00 AM (Wallace Lake, Berea) Half Marathon walkers start (Walkers cannot take the 6:45am shuttle leaving from Rocky River High School)

- 7:30 AM Valley Parkway between Wallace Lake and the finish closes to vehicular traffic. For more information, Click here.

- 8:00 AM (Wallace Lake, Berea) Half Marathon runners start

- 11:00 AM Course closes (Any runners after a 13:44 minute pace will be placed onto the trail)


Half Marathon:

The Half Marathon will start at Wallace Lake in Berea, 774 feet above sea level, and finish at the Memorial Fields in the Metroparks in Rocky River, 604 feet above sea level. This downhill course promises a fast, competitive race.

Medical, Water Stops, Portors:

There will be Fluid Stations at the 2.5 mile, 4 mile, 6 mile, 8 mile, 10 mile, and at the 12 mile markers. All fluid stations will have water. Gatorade will be at the following locations as well mile 6, mile 8, mile 10, mile 12.
Mile markers 6 and 8 will have energy gels!
Portos will be located at Wallace Lake, the 4 mile marker, the halfway point near the Rocky River Nature Center, the 10 mile marker and at the finish line.

Click Here For Course Map


You can also register by mail.  Mail-in registrations must be received by September 6th.  Send completed forms and checks, made out to “Hermes”, to:

Hermes Sports & Events
2425 W. 11th Street
Suite #2
Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Registration can also be completed in person at the packet pickup sites

$50 through Sunday, April 30th
$60 from Monday, May 1st to Friday, June 30th
$70 from Saturday, July 1st to Thursday, August 31st
$80 from Friday, September 1st to Saturday, September 9th

A $1 per person Cleveland Metroparks Usage Fee will be added to each registration fee

Click Here For Registration Information

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