Oct 3, 2013
The race will close many streets.

CLEVELAND -- More than 7,000 runners are expected to fill city streets this weekend for the first Rock 'n' Roll Cleveland Half-Marathon (13.1 miles) and a 3.5 mile "Mini-Marathon."

Although the races will be held on Sunday, Oct. 6, staging areas will set up on Saturday, Oct. 5. These events will close many heavily-used streets. The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) will reroute many of its buses, trolleys and HealthLine. View the race course map.

What's affected

On Saturday, Oct. 5, many streets around Public Square will be affected. Set-up starts at 6 a.m.

On Sunday, Oct. 6, Public Square, Ohio City and Tremont will be affected. The Waterfront Line will begin service at 6:30 a.m., to help those heading to the 8 a.m. start at the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame.

The race is expected to end around 2 p.m., and staging areas should be clear by 4 p.m.

What you can do

  1. Ride the train. The Red Line will be the easiest alternative into and out of downtown Cleveland, especially if you are heading for the Near West Side.
  2. Read and ask. Signs will be posted at all bus stops and bus shelters that are affected. RTA staff will be statrioned throughout the area.
  3. Plan ahead. To determine if your trip is affected, go to www.rideRTA.com/halfmarathon, or call the RTAnswerline, 216-621-9500.

About the race

The race starts at the Rock Hall, closes with a concert, and features local bands positioned every mile of the run.

A Health and Fitness Expo will be held in Hall B of the Convention Center, from 1-6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.

MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Shaffer, 216-566-5211