Overall Rating
Overall Rating (3 Reviews)
4
(3 Ratings)  (3 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2
SCENERY
5
PRODUCTION
4.3
SWAG
3.7
The Towpath Marathon is a classic fall race that starts in Canal Basin Park on the east bank of The Flats in downtown Cleveland and continues along the Towpath Trail. Along the course you’ll see Camp Cleveland, the Towpath Mounds, sweeping views of the Cuyahoga River Valley and the downtown … MORE
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    mazzyoc FIRST-TIMER '20

    - great volunteers and aid stations - followed strict covid-19 protocol - mostly flat, except for 2 bridges (~7% grade) - ran large loop 2x, and a smaller loop 3x MORE

    – great volunteers and aid stations
    – followed strict covid-19 protocol
    – mostly flat, except for 2 bridges (~7% grade)
    – ran large loop 2x, and a smaller loop 3x
    -great fall colors

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    3
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    Running 95% in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park on a flat, fast course during peak fall color season. Smaller size race with little fan support. MORE

    Running 95% in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park on a flat, fast course during peak fall color season. Smaller size race with little fan support.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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    winner FIRST-TIMER '16

    This was my first marathon. I picked it because this was a smaller race (thus less jumping around people, etc at the start) and because it is a combination of … MORE

    This was my first marathon. I picked it because this was a smaller race (thus less jumping around people, etc at the start) and because it is a combination of crushed gravel and paved surfaces. Once you are past the first few miles people spread out and you do not have to dodge around anyone. Pretty flat with some small changes in elevation (inclines) but no major hills. The scenery in the fall is gorgeous! My only criticisms would be lack of food for full marathoners (first real food station was at mile 20/22!) and the fact that you have to run past the finish, to complete the last leg and head back to the finish. So hard to see the finish RIGHT THERE and run by it! There is not a ton of crowd support until the end, but it’s a beautiful race and I will do it again (I’ll just bring more of my own food)!

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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