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2019 Cleveland Half Marathon & 5k
May 11, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce Named as Presenting Sponsor of 5k at Cleveland Half Marathon!
Terra Running Company is excited to announce that Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce, under the brand “Visit Cleveland TN” will be the title sponsor of the 5k at the Cleveland Half Marathon and 5k on May 11, 2019.
“We are honored to partner with the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce on this great local event,” said David Durkin, race director of the Cleveland Half Marathon & 5k and owner of Terra Running Company. “The Chamber works all year long to promote business and tourism in Cleveland, making them the perfect partners for this event.”
The Cleveland Half Marathon and 5k Sponsored by Visit Cleveland, TN will be held on May 11 2019, in Cleveland, TN. The race is in its third year and has grown in participation each year. The 13.1 mile and 3.1 mile races start and finish at the Bradley County Courthouse, with routes that take participants on a scenic tour of all of the best parts of Cleveland. Interested participants and volunteers can find more info at ClevelandHalf.com.
“We are excited and happy to be a partner in producing the Cleveland Half Marathon and 5k,” said Melissa Woody, vice president for Tourism Development at the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce. “This race is important to our community on many levels. It is a well-run, quality event that attracts visitors to our community which contributes to the local economy, offers a positive, close-up look at our beautiful city, and promotes a sense of pride and place for local runners and residents.”
The 2019 Cleveland Half Marathon & 5k has been named the Road Runners Club of America Southern Region Half Marathon Championship. In 2018, Cleveland, TN was given the distinction of a “Runner Friendly Community” by the Road Runners Club of America.
This year, the 5k distance will also host the Girls on the Run of Southeast Tennessee Celebration 5k. Girls on the Run is a national after-school program for girls ages 3rd-5th grade designed to allow every girl to recognize her inner strength and train with coaches for a 5k.
Registration is open!
Early Bird (8/1-9/2): $54
Early (9/3-12/31): $64
Regular (1/1-3/31): $74
Late (4/1-Raceday): $79
Early Bird (8/1-9/2): $25
Early (9/3-12/31): $29
Regular (1/1-3/31): $34
Late (4/1-Raceday): $39
Registration Confirmation: You will receive an email confirmation when you register. You can also confirm your registration by clicking here (be sure to use the same email address you used when you registered).
All registered Half Marathon and 5k participants will receive a race shirt at packet pick up. All Half Marathon and 5k finishers will receive an awesome finisher medal.
Packet Pick Up
Registered participants can pick up their race packets, shirts, and bib numbers on Friday, May 10, 2019 at Terra Running Company or race morning in downtown Cleveland from 6-6:30 am. We strongly encourage you to pick up your packet on Friday. Terra Running is located at 90 North Ocoee Street, Cleveland, TN. The address of the courthouse is 155 N. Ocoee St, Cleveland, TN 37311. Packet pickup will close at 6:30am race morning. Please arrive by 6:30 on race day.
Due to the nature of a running race, participants are strongly discouraged from using headphones during the Cleveland Half Marathon and 5k. Dogs, bikes, skateboards, and jogging strollers are not permitted in the race.
It’s not as big as the New York City Marathon, but we will be using the same timing technology. The race will be chip timed using state of the art Chronotrack chips and equipment. Results will be provided immediately after the race online, and if opted in, will be provided live through text message.
Awards will be given to the overall male and female winners of both the Half Marathon and 5k. Awards will also be given to the top three finishers, male and female, in the following age groups for the Half Marathon: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and over. Awards will be given to the top three finishers, male and female, in the following age groups for the 5k: 10 and under, 11-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over. Awards winners will be based on gun time.
All finishers of the 5k and the half marathon will receive an awesome finisher’s medal.
The 2019 Finisher Medal will be revealed soon
6 aid stations will be located on the half marathon course at miles 2.2, 4.5, 6.2, 7.8, 10, and 12. All stops will have water and half of the stops will have electrolyte drink. One of the stations will also have energy gel. The specific location and contents of each station will be posted in early 2019.
The 5k will be supported by one massive at station in the historic district near mile 2. This aid station will have water, sports drink, snacks, and a rocking party atmosphere! They will make sure you are primed and ready for the final mile!
Race Day Schedule
Saturday, May 11, 2019
6-6:30 AM: Race day packet pick up. ALL RUNNERS PLEASE PLAN TO ARRIVE BY 6:30 AM
7:00 AM: 5k Start
7:10 AM: Half Marathon Start
7:30-10:50 AM: Post Race festival in downtown Cleveland
Course Time Limit/Cutoff
Runners must pass the Greenway aid station at mile 6.2 by 1:50 (17:44/mile pace) into the race to allow for the reopening of Sunset Dr. A race sweeper will cover the course at the correct pace to meet this cutoff. If you do not reach this point by the cutoff, you will be allowed to complete the return portion of the course (a total of approximately 10 miles) and receive finish line amenities, but will not receive an official time. The overall cutoff for the race is 3:50.
CPQ Professional Imaging will be providing on course and finish line photos of participants. Runners will be able to download pictures at no charge thanks to the support of CPQ!
If you want to use the power of running to make a difference in the life of a local girl, join SoleMates, the adult charity running program of Girls on the Run of Southeast Tennessee. Men and women who are running the Cleveland Half Marathon & 5k can commit to raise $150 – a FULL scholarship for a GOTR girl – and will receive awesome benefits, including SoleMates fundraising materials, a goodie bag, race day goodies, a SoleMates tech shirt, and access to the Cleveland Half Marathon VIP tent at the start of the race!
We are excited to also be hosting the spring Girls on the Run Celebration 5k alongside of the 5k this year! You’ll be running alongside over 150 GOTR Girls who are celebrating the completion of their 10 week program!
Due to the upfront nature of event costs, we have a uniform policy of no refunds or deferrals to a future year. We know that plans change and unexpected things come up, but we feel it is most fair to apply a uniform policy to all, instead of an arbitrary line of who merits a refund and who doesn’t. Thank you for understanding