River Run Half Marathon Race Info

Date: 9/8/2019

Location: Berea, OH

Start Time: 8:00am

Avg Temps (f): 77/59

Time Limit: 3 hours

Lessons Learned from Race Reports

  • There are 2 hairpin turns early on in the race – just before mile 2 and around 2.5 – be ready to change gears to slow down for the turns and possibly have quite a few people around you still since it’s early in the race
  • Shade on much of the course helps if it’s a sunny and/or hot day
  • Not tons of spectators on the course, so if you like spectators, be aware that you’ll have some quiet miles since it’s mainly run on a closed course along the river and through parks
  • Scenic course since it’s run through the parks and along the river, so you trade of spectators and crowds for scenery
  • Race reports mention small bumps along the way for hills, but still a fast course given it’s a net downhill
  • Being point to point with shuttles either to the start or finish, be ready for logistics to take longer than normal


Type: Point to Point

Start/Finish Info: Starts at Wallace Lake in Berea, OH and finishes at Memorial Fields in the Metroparks in Rocky River

Hills: Minimal – net downhill course

Course Map/Elevation


Aid stations

Locations of water stations: Miles 2.5, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12.

Locations of electrolyte stations: Gatorade at miles 6, 8, 10, and 12. Gels at miles 6 and 8.

Spectator access

Access Locations: Miles 6, 9, 10, and 11, but no spectators at miles 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, or 12 


Mile 6: Cedar point rd and the Nature Center

Mile 9: Mastic Woods Golf Course

Mile 10: Big Met Gold Course

Mile 11: Little Met Golf Course

Race reports



Strava links



Race Website