THE 2020 HERMES ROAD RACE SERIES INCLUDES 14 races featuring different distances and some of the best races in Northeast Ohio.


Chili Bowl Classic

Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020
Distance: 5K
The Chili Bowl Classic is the first race of the 2020 Road Race Series! Held at the Hofbrauhaus Cleveland, the Chili Bowl Classic offers a scenic 5k course through downtown Cleveland. All race participants will receive a custom race shirt, NEW Finisher Medal, and post-race refreshments including hot, delicious chili made by Cleveland’s firefighters and policemen!


MAC 5K Race – Canceled



Redeemer Superhero Run – Now a VIRTUAL RUN (will not count towards the Series)



Hermes Westlake Spring Fever – Now a VIRTUAL RUN (will not count towards the Series)




Trojan Trot– Canceled




Jog into Spring – Canceled




Race to Empower – Now a VIRTUAL RUN (will not count towards the Series)



Run for Pierogies – Canceled



Brecksville Home Days

Date: Postponed

Distance: 5K



Greater Cleveland Sports Commission 10K

Date: Friday, July 10, 2020 – POSTPONED UNTIL OCTOBER 2
Distance: 10K

Race the sunset along Cleveland’s scenic shore of Lake Erie in the Sunset Sprint 5K/10K presented by the Illuminating Company at Cleveland Metroparks Edgewater Park. Sunset Sprint 5K/10K course runs entirely along the all-purpose trail at Cleveland Metroparks Edgewater Park and beach. Enjoy this unique opportunity to race or walk at sunset while celebrating Cleveland’s fitness and outdoor lifestyle culture.



Will Run For Tacos

Date: Postponed
Distance: 4 Mile
Who doesn’t love a little walk, jog, or run and TACOS?!! Run fast or run slow. It doesn’t matter. There will be tacos at the finish line for everyone!

Join us for a 4-mile run on the streets of downtown Cleveland and once you’ve completed the race, walk right into Harry Buffalo, enjoy the festivities and grab your complimentary Taco.

The race will be chip timed so be ready to walk or run. Along with a fun race t-shirt, there will be unique finisher medals for all race participants and special awards for our top 5 female and male finishers. Let’s not forget the drink specials at Harry Buffalo too!



Moms Rock

Date: Sunday, July 19, 2020
Distance: 5K

We all know that Moms Rock… so make plans to celebrate MOM with a perfect 5K run/walk through Crocker Park. It’s all happening Sunday, July 19, 2020 starting at 8:30 am.  Registration includes a race T-shirt for all participants, age group awards, a special gift to the top 3 moms and more.  Whether you’re a mom, grandmother, sister, aunt, dad, son, brother, uncle, cousin or friend, it’s time to celebrate those special women in your life! Learn more at


A Shot in the Dark

Date: TBD – Postponed
Distance: 4 Mile
The Winking Lizard presents the A Shot in the Dark race and party at the Galleria at Erieview in downtown Cleveland. Stay afterwards for live music, great food and an awesome summer party!


Hofbrauhaus Cleveland 10K

Date: Sunday, August 2, 2020
Distance: 10K

Break out the lederhosen and dirndls! This exciting 10k begins and ends on Chester Avenue, right in front of Hofbrauhaus Cleveland. After running 6.2 miles through the city, treat yourself to authentic German beer and food and a post-race party which includes live Bavarian music!
*VIP Area and Bag Check will be available at this race



OROC (OutRun Ovarian Cancer)

Now a VIRTUAL RUN (will not count towards the Series)



River Run Half Marathon

Date: Sunday, September 13, 2020
Distance: Half Marathon (13.1 Miles)
As the longest distance race in the 2020 Road Race Series, the River Run Half Marathon boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in the Cleveland area. Run 13.1 miles through the Rocky River Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks while enjoying a smooth, relatively flat course. All participants receive a custom race shirt, finisher medal and post-race refreshments!



Market Garden Brewery Ohio City Country 5K

Date: Saturday, October 3, 2020
Distance: 5K
Come join us for the Ohio City Country 5K! This evening race begins and ends outside of Market Garden Brewery’s production facility. Run through the streets of historic Ohio City and return for a post-race party on the patio of the Production facility All participants receive a custom unisex race shirt, one free beer from Market Garden Brewery, and much more!


North Coast Harbor 10K

Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020
Distance: 10K

North Coast Harbor’s wellness initiative wraps up the season with a race through the lakefront district featuring three distances for all running levels; 5K, 10K & 15K! Participants receive event long sleeve t-shirt, finisher medal and post-race refreshments.



Halloween Run for Justice

Date: Saturday, October 31, 2020
Distance: 5 Mile

Dress in your Halloween best and join us downtown for the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation’s 19th Annual Run for Justice! Choose between running scared or zombie walking the 5k, five-mile, or one-mile race. There will be Halloween themed entertainment and activities for the whole family, including crafts, face painting, and more, so get ready for a spooky time! Participants receive a long sleeve race shirt and refreshments.


Open to the public, this event benefits the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation’s charitable community outreach programs, including The 3Rs, helping students in the Cleveland and East Cleveland City Schools.


Orangetheory Fitness Cleveland Turkey Trot

Date: Thursday, November 26, 2020
Distance: 5 Mile

Now in its 39th year, the Orangetheory Fitness Cleveland Turkey Trot is a Thanksgiving morning tradition for the entire family! Throughout the 5-mile run, participants will pass over both the Hope Memorial Bridge and the Detroit-Superior Bridge, run through Downtown Ohio City, and pass Progressive Field, the FREE Stamp, and maybe even a couple of turkeys! All runners receive a long-sleeve race t-shirt, goodie bags, and a Thanksgiving memory they’ll never forget!

*VIP Area and Bag Check will be available at this race



Pigskin Classic

Date: Saturday, November 28, 2020
Distance: 5K
As Michigan and Ohio State prepare to face off on the football field, get out on the pavement and show your support for the team of your choice! All participants will receive either an Ohio State or Michigan themed t-shirt and a post-race party to kick off the start of the BIG GAME!



Reindeer Run

Date: Sunday, December 6, 2020
Distance: 5K
Get in the holiday spirit with the 21st Annual Reindeer Run! This festive 5K begins and ends at Lakewood Park and takes participants on a flat course through the city. Registration includes a custom long-sleeve race shirt, jingle bells for your shoes, post-race refreshments, photos with Santa and Dasher and plenty of holiday spirit!