Course Information & Details

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Half Marathon Course

2015 will bring a few changes to our course. Sadly, we had to cut out the back part of our course. We are sad because this is flat and has excellent crowd support. Rest assured we are paying close attention to elevation and are working on getting the community out there on the course for some extra motivation!

New Course: Pending bridge installation and final approval from city. We will keep you updated.

Our NEW course will be revealed soon. There is new construction on the course so a complete map is not possible at this time…you will send us emails otherwise asking why we cross the Rocky River two times! : ) We have added a mile to the beginning section, meaning we get to Lake Medina around mile 5 rather than mile 4. When we exit lake Medina runners will enjoy a new paved path taking them back towards the start but it will drop them on Foote Road. This means NO Rt. 18 hill, but don’t worry, we are still challenging you but the climb is much less and shorter too! We will enter into Glenmoore Farms in the 7th mile and run that neighborhood. When we exit onto Smith Rd there is a minor change…but it’s flat and a bit more scenic. We will go down the Guilford hill and around the rolling hills on the back end of the course. Minor changes at the end will drop us on Court Street at about mile 12. This gives you a nice gradual downhill to the brick road, you know the usual Medina finish up the hill to the square!

Our new map is coming soon…
Medina Half - map only

OLD COURSE: Stay tuned for new elevation reports.

Elevation Details

Elevation Gain:300 ft

Elevation Loss:329 ft

Min Elevation:900 ft

Max Elevation:1,168 ft


  • Mile Markers: Mile Markers will be highly visible at each mile
  • Water/Medical Aid Stations – There will be aid stations available to runners throughout the race course. Additionally, there will be an aid tent at the start and finish lines. Radio operators will be available approximately every mile if you need to alert someone that you need immediate medical assistance while on the course. Bike marshals will be on the course as well. Small aid kits will be available at each water stop as well.
  • GU Energy Gel – GU will be distributed near the half way point. Runners that require GU earlier or at different times should plan to be self-supported.
  • Restroom Facilities –Portable restroom facilities will be available at the start/finish. 15 Restrooms will be located behind the Court House. A detailed map of restroom points along the course will be provided to all runners. (LOCATIONS: Coming soon)
  • Course Entertainment – We are doing our best to wrap the amazing spirit of our community around each of our runners! Stay tuned!

Water Station Locations: We will have water every 1.5 miles. Our locations will be based on safety of both our runners and volunteers, a couple of stations will be a tenth of a mile off or so to make sure our volunteers are safe.

Locations include miles 1.5, 3, 4.5, 6 (Gu), 7.5, 9, 10.5, 12 & Finish Line. If you require more water, please plan accordingly and self-carry. We are aware of the uncertain weather we have in May. Our race is capped at 1000 runners simply for safety & hydration needs. Do NOT allow your family, friends, etc. to pace you. These non-registered runners can have a dramatic impact on safety of our expected runners.



5K Course

View our 5K route HERE

More details coming soon on our 5K race.


BEE there 5/31/14

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Medina Half Marathon, Turn by Turn Directions

START: On Square Broadway Crosswalk, head NORTH.

Go down Broadway to RIGHT on Harding,

Left on Jefferson

Right onto Forest Meadow (Mile 1)

Left on Cloverdale,

Left at the Lake.. at Hickory Grove, LEFT onto Larkens Way/Lakeshore Walk

Right onto Reagan

Left onto 3, Right on to Granger, (Mile 3)

Right into Lake Medina, take upper trail, cut down grassy hill @ trashcan.

Right onto bridge, left off of bridge to parking lot. (MILE 5)

RIGHT onto 18 and up hill

Left onto Foote, Right onto Timbertrail, Left onto Crown Pointe


Right onto Allison Way RIGHT onto Glenmoore

Right onto Smith Road

Left on Guilford. TAKE GUILFORD UNTIL IT ENDS and go RIGHT onto Sturbridge

Sturbridge as you cross 57 and then Rt. 3/Court Street (Mile 9)

Take to your turn left onto Lawerence/Waterbury

Right on Foxborough Dr…follow road as it ends, etc. (Mile 10)

Right on Bridgeport, Left on Providence Drive,


Left onto Dover, Right to Sturbridge. (MILE 11)

Left onto Oak Street to right on West Park Blvd.

Left onto S Court Street

Right on South Street to Broadway (Brick Road)

*Be alert on brick road, the winter has not been good to that road!

Finish near cross walk/Courthouse


5K Turn by Turn

N on Broadway to Harding and turn Right. (Mile 1 is at 544 Harding Street)

Left on Beachwood

Left on Lindenwood (water stop)

Right on Shorewood (Veer left, counterclockwise around cul-de-sac)
This is the half way point.

Left on Lindenwood

Left on Beachwood

Left on Harding

Left on Broadway to finish


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