Disclaimer: I am a 2018 ambassador for the Cleveland Marathon. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Happy Valentine’s Day! Do you have any big plans for today? I don’t really celebrate the holiday (being single and all), but I do want to share the love today by talking about the Cleveland Marathon AND offering a giveaway for a free race entry!
Why should you run the Cleveland Marathon?
You pick the race distance! Cleveland Marathon weekend will feature various race distances – 1 Mile, 5K, 8K, 10K, Half Marathon and Full Marathon. You can even “Pick 2” for the Challenge Series – 8K and Half Marathon, 8K and Marathon or 5K and 10K (I’ll be doing the 8K/Half Marathon). Participants in the challenge series will receive a lightweight hoodie and special medal.
It’s a great Spring race! Now I’ve been told that Cleveland weather can be a little bit crazy, but race weekend is May 19-20 so hopefully it will be a nice race weekend without snow! The average high temperature in May in Cleveland is 69 degrees (low is 49 degrees). Also you have enough time to start training now 🙂
Generous course limits! I much prefer races that give runners ample time to finish. Not ever runner will be going for a PR so it’s nice not to feel “rushed”. The Cleveland Marathon offers for the following time limits per distance:
Marathon – 7 hours
Half Marathon – 4 hours
10K – 2.5 hours
8K – 1.75
5K – 1.5
Explore the city! I’ve been to Cleveland once and I was amazed at how much there was to do and see in the city. The Cleveland Marathon has a great list of restaurants in the area, as well as attractions.
Does all of this sound good to you? You don’t just have to just read about Cleveland, you can experience race weekend! Enter my giveaway below to win a free race entry (5K, 8K, 10K, Half Marathon or Marathon) for the Cleveland Marathon! Giveaway starts TODAY and ends on Tuesday, Feb 20th.
Not a winner? Use code KGCLE10 to save 10% of any race entry. I hope to see you on race weekend in May!