Official 2012 Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon Blogger

This year I will be one of about a dozen 2012 Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon Bloggers — right here in the heart of the Midwest!

Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon BloggerThe blogging program is called “Run. Write. Blog.” and provides an opportunity for folks training for the marathon weekend races to showcase their journeys and help promote this Cleveland landmark event. So what does this mean? As a participating blogger I will be specifically posting monthly about this event and my training…

I will be running the Half-Marathon portion of the race on Sunday, May 20, 2012. :)

This will be a major goal race for me and will provide a basis for my next training cycle, which I expect to begin in early 2012. I’m still working out the details for my training regime. In the meantime, here are some fun facts about the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, courtesy of their website:

• The event features not only the Marathon, but also a Half-Marathon (obviously!), a 10K, 5K and kids run.
• The 2012 race weekend will be the 35th annual year for this event, which began in 1978.
• The Cleveland Marathon is among the 50 oldest marathons in the country.
• The Half-Marathon was added in 2005 and the 5K in 2009.
• The Marathon course passes historic Cleveland landmarks such as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland Browns Stadium, Playhouse Square Theater District, Great Lakes Science Center and more.

Be sure to check out the links to all of the runners who are a part of the 2012 “Run. Write. Blog.” program. And you can also follow the Cleveland Marathon via Twitter and Facebook.

Are you interested in being a part of “The Cleveland Experience” in 2012? Don’t wait. Race registration fees will go up on January 6. Register for the full marathon before then and receive a FREE early bird gift too!

*As a 2012 Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon Blogger I will receive complimentary entry into the race of my choice, along with special access to pre and post-race events, in exchange for writing about my training for this event.


  1. says

    I’ve done this race for the last 2 years. I think I am going to pass this year though as it is a little late in May. I am planning the Earth Day in Gambier and pacing the Cap City Half here in Columbus. Good luck with this race! It is a good one!

    • Holly says

      Thanks Laurie! I agree there are a lot of races late May to early June, so I’ll probably have to pass some up after this as I recover from the half.

      But I’m excited to run through Cleveland — especially as a newbie to the area! Good luck with your races as well!

  2. says

    Awesome! I considered running this half this year. Now I should run and blog, with you! Never trained for a race in the winter months though. I’m a wimp!
    Good luck!


  3. says

    Congrats! I’ll be running the half too. I just put together my training plan last night. Hopefully we have some run dates at Bur Oak in our future!

  4. says

    Congrats! Cleveland was my first half and first full – it has a warm little spot in my heart :) I’m toying with the idea of coming back for it this year. We’ll see, though. Excited to hear about your training plan.

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