Dole will supply all finishers with Dole Fruit Bowls™ in 100% juice

CLEVELAND – (AUGUST 4, 2021) – The Union Home Mortgage Cleveland Marathon announced today that it is partnering with Dole Packaged Foods, LLC to provide every finisher of the race with refreshing Dole Fruit Bowls in the runner recovery area.

The marathon provides a number of items in its runner recover area, including pretzels, chips, bananas and chocolate milk.

“After running any distance, finishers want to know there are refreshing and healthy snacks waiting for them,” said Ralph Staph, race director of the Union Home Mortgage Cleveland Marathon. “Dole is synonymous with quality, and we are so proud to be partnering with them for this year’s race.”

Marc Bessinger, a representative for Dole Packaged Foods, said, “Dole is delighted to partner with the Union Home Mortgage Cleveland Marathon and looks forward to refueling the participants with our Dole Fruit Bowls in 100% juice.”  Bessinger will represent Dole at the race.

In its 44th year, the Union Home Mortgage Cleveland Marathon is scheduled for Oct. 23-24 and is still accepting entries. For more information about the events, please go to and follow us on social media.

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

There are opportunities for non-profit organizations to raise funds through their participation in the race through Cleveland Marathon Charities. Find out more at