Road Race Series

Sun January 1 - Sun December 31, 2023 Cleveland, OH 44113-4484 US
Events

THE 2023 RAISING CANE'S ROAD RACE SERIES INCLUDES these races featuring different distances and some of the best races in Northeast Ohio.


 

 

Cleveland Kurentovanje's 5th Annual Kurent Dash

Date: Saturday, February 18, 2023
Distance: 5K

Run with the Kurenti at Cleveland Kurentovanje's 5th Annual Kurent Dash! Cleveland Kurentovanje is an annual, "Slovenian Mardi Gras" festival in the St. Clair Superior neighborhood that celebrates the changing of the seasons with the featured Kurenti, mythological creatures who are believed to chase away winter and usher in spring with their supernatural powers. 

A Kurent Dash winter hat is included with all registrations, and upgrades are available. All finishers also receive a medal and one refreshment at the post-race party. Join us afterwards for the Cleveland Kurentovanje Parade & Festival!

 


 

Chili Bowl Classic

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023
Distance: 5K


Participants sample delicious chili made by Cleveland Firefighters and Police Officers. The race, held at the Hofbrauhaus Cleveland, helps support the Cops for Kids and the Metro Health Burn Unit programs. All runners receive a custom long sleeve race shirt, finisher medal, My Laps Timed results, age group awards, searchable race photos, live entertainment and post-race refreshments.  

 


 

Hermes Half A Half Marathon

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2023
Distance: 6.55 Miles


Starting and finishing at Emerald Necklace Marina of the Cleveland Metroparks, this speedy 6.5-mile race is considered a fantastic "training race" for an upcoming endurance event. Flat, fast and brisk temperatures are sure to make for a memorable morning (and a PR) along the Rocky River Reservation. Runners even have an incentive to "pick up the pace" the second half of the race!

 


 

Westlake Spring Fever 4 Miler

Date: Sunday, April 16, 2023
Distance: 4 Miles


The 4-mile race benefits the Lakeshore Day Camp, Westlake Kiwanis and Key Club and the Westlake PTA.  This is a nice community race where runners will receive a custom race shirt, finisher medal, My Laps Timed results, age group awards, post -race refreshments and can purchase discounted pancake breakfast tickets.

 


 

Hermes Cleveland 10 Miler

Date: Saturday, April 22, 2023
Distance: 10 Miles

Since its inception in 2005, the Hermes Cleveland 10 Miler has grown to become the premier 10-mile road race in Northeast Ohio. 

The unique course around Cleveland takes competitors on a scenic journey that starts at Edgewater Park Upper Pavilion, tours some of Cleveland’s historic neighborhoods and finishes along the shores of Lake Erie at the newly renovated Lower Edgewater Park and the beach. The race features both 10-mile and 4-mile races. Runners receive My Laps Timed Results including 5-mile splits, age group awards, gender cut technical race shirts, unique finisher medals, bag check, searchable photos and more.

 


 

Race for the Blue

Date: Sunday, April 30, 2023
Distance: 5K

This race at Edgewater Park, benefits the Western Suburbs Police Departments.  Runners receive a custom race shirt, finisher medal, overall and age group awards, My Laps Timed results, searchable race photos and post-race refreshments.

 


 

West Side Catholic Center Pancake Run

Date: Saturday, June 3, 2023
Distance: 5K

The annual Westside Catholic Center Pancake Run is a June tradition in Ohio City with live & local music, a scenic 5K tour around westside neighborhoods and wraps up with a pancake breakfast at the awards ceremony. Since 1977, the West Side Catholic Center has offered hot meals, hospitality, clothing and household goods, emergency services, advocacy, a family shelter, housing solutions, and workforce development training to those in need at no charge, regardless of religious affiliation. 


 

Metrohealth Resiliency Run

Date: Saturday, June 10, 2023
Distance: 5K

The 7th annual Resiliency Run features a 5k run through the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. The unfortunate truth is that traumatic and burn injuries are common in our community, but so are strength and recovery. The Resiliency Run was created to honor this strength and to acknowledge the extraordinary people - survivors and their loved ones - who are moving themselves from the worst days to the very best. This event also honors the caregivers who provide a steady hand of healing along the way. Funds raised will benefit trauma and burn survivors who come to MetroHealth for critical care needs as well as other healthcare needs. 


 

Communion of Saints School Sabre Run

Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023
Distance: 5K

 


 

Will Run for Tacos 5K

Date: Saturday, July 15, 2023
Distance: 5K

Who doesn’t like tacos? All participants received 1 complimentary Taco, a custom taco race shirt, finisher medals, overall and age group awards, searchable race photos and post-race refreshments. 

Participating in this race will not only be fun, but helpful for our hungry neighbors. A portion of your registration goes directly to the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland. 


 

Fairview Summerfest 5K

Date: Saturday, July 29, 2023
Distance: 5K

A race in the dog days of Summer?  ABSOLUTELY!  Join the West Shore Rotary Club as they host the Fairview Park Summerfest 5K and 1-mile Fun Run/Walk.  Blaze through our flat and fast course, then head to Bohlken Park for lots of great food options, live music, carnival rides, activities for kids of ALL ages, a rockin' beer tent and evening fireworks!  All participants receive a custom race shirt, awesome finisher medal and post-race refreshments. Come celebrate some summer fun with us!


 

9th Annual Hofbrauhaus Half Marathon, 10K and 5K

Date: Sunday, August 6, 2023
Distance: 10K

One of the most festive races in Northeast Ohio! Participants receive a custom race shirt, My Laps Timed results, unique finisher medals, overall and age group awards, searchable race photographs, live entertainment, post-race refreshments including a beer and a brat.

 


 

3rd Annual Pete Leneghan Entrepreneurship Foundation Run

Date: Sunday, September 3, 2023
Distance: 5K

 

 


 

River Run Half Marathon

Date: Sunday, September 10, 2023
Distance: Half Marathon

Join the area’s finest runners on this beautiful, certified, point-to-point course through the Rocky River Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks. Runners start at Wallace Lake in Berea and finish at Memorial Park in Rocky River.  The course is not only picturesque, but smooth and relatively flat – ensuring a fun and memorable experience for all runners and walkers!

Runners receive My Laps Timed Results including split point results, age group awards, gender cut technical race shirts, unique finisher medals, bag check, searchable photos and more.

 


 

Tom Madzy 5K Run 

Date: Sunday, September 24, 2023
Distance: 5K

 

 


 

Head for the Hills!

Date: Saturday, October 7, 2023
Distance: 5K

 

Join us in the heart of the Chagrin River valley for a scenic and challenging fall 5k!  This course is a rolling out-and-back along Chagrin River Road, starting and finishing at Forest Ridge Preserve in Moreland Hills.  Registration fees and all donations benefit the Moreland Hills Parks Commission, and will help to preserve, improve and promote enjoyment of our local parks.  5K participants receive a commemorative event shirt, post-race refreshments, age-group awards and chances for other giveaways.  Bring the family — Head For The Hills also includes kids activities, a 1.5-mile hike on the beautiful trails of Forest Ridge, and more!

 


 

Donut Worry, Run Happy

Date: Saturday, October 21, 2023
Distance: 5K

This delicious 5K race is the original donut race in Northeast Ohio hosted by Brewnuts.  All runners receive a custom race shirt, finisher medal, My Laps timed results, overall and age group awards, searchable race photographs, post-race refreshments including a complimentary donut from Brewnuts. 

 


 

Hermes Dead Sprint

 

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2023
Distance: 5K

Run for your life around West Park’s Kamm’s Corner neighborhood in your best Halloween costumes, make it to the finish, and celebrate at the Survival Party inside West Park Station!  Participants receive a custom race shirt, finisher medal, My Laps timed results, overall and age group awards, costume contest prizes, searchable race photographs, and more. The kids Candy Dash a favorite.  

 


 

Pigskin Classic

Date: Saturday, November 25, 2023
Distance: 5K

 


 

Reindeer Run

Date: Sunday, December 3, 2023
Distance: 5K


Get in the holiday spirit with the 23rd Annual Reindeer Run! This festive 5K was established in 2000 and has been a family friendly race since its inception. Santa and our mascot Dasher are favorites among families and children!  Runners receive a custom long-sleeve race shirt, finisher medal, My Laps timed results, overall and age group awards, searchable photographs, holiday music and post-race refreshments. The Jess Bell Senior division is recognized after Jess Bell, a long-time area runner and businessman.

 


 

 

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