CLEVELAND – (Nov. 4, 2021) – The Union Home Mortgage (UHM) Cleveland Marathon today announced that registration is now open for its 45th race to take place May 21-22 in downtown Cleveland.

After canceling the event in 2020 and postponing the ’21 event because of the pandemic, marathon organizers have worked closely with city officials to return the event to its traditional third weekend in May.

“We’re excited to build on recent momentum and excitement from runners, volunteers and sponsors to bring back this amazing race next spring,” said Race Director Ralph Staph. “Runners have shown they want things to be back to normal and we’re looking forward to seeing everyone back at the start line in seven short months.”

Mass gatherings have been sidelined for nearly two years and race organizers continue to work closely with health and safety officials from the City of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County and the State of Ohio to ensure maximum safety while giving runners the best that Cleveland has to offer.

More than 5,000 individuals participated in the recent event from all over the world, but 90% were from Ohio.

“This is a local event, celebrating local achievements and helping local causes,” Staph said.

Course and route information will be available early next year. Runners are encouraged to register early as events are expected to sell out.

For more information or to register, visit and connect with the marathon on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About the Union Home Mortgage Cleveland Marathon

One of the 50 oldest races in the country, the Union Home Mortgage Cleveland Marathon features the following opportunities: Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, Kids’ Run and Challenge Series. Online registration and additional information is available at