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Union Home Mortgage Cleveland Marathon postponed to fall 2021

Cleveland
Posted at 1:23 PM, Mar 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-08 13:23:46-05

CLEVELAND — The Union Home Mortgage Cleveland Marathon announced race and related events originally scheduled for May 15-16 have been postponed until the fall due to COVID-19.

A specific date has not been set yet for the fall as the marathon team is working with the City of Cleveland on scheduling a date that doesn’t conflict with a Cleveland Browns home game.

"While we are disappointed that we must postpone race weekend, we are doing everything we can to hold an in-person event because our runners deserve it and we appreciate their patience,” said Jack Staph, executive director of the Union Home Mortgage Cleveland Marathon, in a news release. “Our team is dedicated to hosting a safe, high-quality race as we have done for decades, as well as virtual options, and we look forward to gathering together again in the fall. We are confident in our health and safety plan that has been developed with local and state health officials and University Hospitals.”

Registration for the in-person race has been paused until a date has been set. Registration remains open for virtual races.

Runners who deferred their registration from the 2020 event to 2021 can choose one of the following options:

  • Participate in one of the 2021 virtual events in May or the fall of 2021
  • Participate in the 2021 in-person race in the fall
  • Defer to the 2022 race (scheduled for May 21 and 22)

Runners who registered in 2021 can choose to:

  • Participate in one of the 2021 virtual events
  • Participate in the 2021 in-person race