Race Overview

Medina Half Marathon & 5K > Race Overview

Event Details:  2019 Summa Health Medina Half Marathon & 5K

Date: Saturday, May 25, 2019

Time: 6:45 AM Start (Half Marathon Run, Relay & Competitive Walk       7:00 Am: 5K Race

Half Marathon Run/Walk:  Limited to 1000 runners. All runners receive a race shirt & unique medal at the finish line.  Course closing is 3:20 which is a 15:10 per mile pace.

Half Marathon Relay:  Limited to 250 runners (125 teams).  Sign up yourself and create a team name.  Your partner then signs up and joins your team. The exchange is just before the 7-mile mark (Foote Road).  Runner 2 then picks up and finishes the race.  Relay runners both receive a shirt and a medal.  Transporation is provided to the exchange if needed, but it is less than 2 miles from the Square so we offer suggestions to registered runners to make this an easy exchange.  Stay tuned for emails closer to the date to help you plan! (see time limits above)

Half Marathon Competitive Walk:  This event starts alongside the Half Marathon Run/Walk and Relay.  Walkers will have a sticker on their bib to indicate Competitive Walking Division.  This event allows for NO running at all!  As we continue to grow this event we hope to add age group awards and more.  For now, we have awards for top finishers.  All walkers receive a shirt and a medal.

5K Run:  This event begins at 7 AM and is open to all ages!  All runners/walkers receive a rach shirt!  We have overall and age group awards for this event as well.

Start/Finish: Event starts and finishes on the Historic Medina Square. The course runs through our beautiful rolling city, around the crushed gravel trail of Lake Medina, a brief section of grass and then through scenic neighborhoods. Runners can choose from the Half-Marathon or 5K race. The event will be part of the Ohio Challenge Series and is being held by the Medina County Road Runners. Water Stops, Gatorade & gels available to all runners, along with food and fun at the finish line! All runners will receive a gender specific tech shirt.


Friday, May 24, 2019 3 PM -7:30 PM   Summa Health Medina Medical Center  3780 Medina Rd, Medina, OH 44256

Day of Race Pick up

We do not offer day of race pick up.  Runners & walkers may have friends or family pick up bibs for them at the expo.  You will receive an email the week of the race to bring along for pick up.  Please be on the lookout for that email.


100% of the funds raised from our event go back to LOCAL charities.  As of 2018, we have donated over $120,000!

Registration & Entry Fees

Half Marathon Run, Walk, and Relay will be limited to 1,000 runners (100 total Relay Teams)
Register by May 14th to guarantee a shirt.

Half Marathon

Race Time:  6:45 AM

Register for 2019 HERE

***REGISTER by 5.14 to guarantee a shirt***

Race:  Saturday, May 25, 2019 (Memorial Day Weekend)

HALF MARATHON                             HALF MARATHON RELAY          HALF MARATHON COMPETITIVE WALK            5K

$30 on 2018 expo day                        $30 on 2018 expo day                        $30 on 2018 expo day                                        $20 until 3/2

$35 until 6/2                                        $35 to 6/2                                            $35 to 6/2                                                            $25 until 5/24

$45 until 12/31                                    $45 until 12/31                                     $40 until 12/31

$50 until 3/1                                        $50 until 4/1                                        $45 until 4/1

$55 through 4/1                                 $55 until 5/24                                        $55 until 5/24

$65 after 4/2

Participant Cap:  1000

Time Limit:  3 Hours 20 Minutes.

Walkers are welcome!  Competitive Walking Division has been added.

If below this pace at the 10K, runners may be asked to continue on the sidewalk.  Our course is primarily residential so you will still be safe to run/walk.  We wait at the finish line for all runners to finish, but our course will begin closing for our police to return to work and our volunteers to begin to clean up.



Recent Posts

We are up to 17 states represented at this year's event! Our half marathon is 75% sold out! BEE sure and sign up before May 15th to receive your shirt! Race changes (move to relay, 5K, etc.) need to be submitted via email by 4.30 to medinaHalfMarathon@gmail.com Changes after that are still possible, you will just receive the shirt for your original race. Join us 5.25.2019! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Hopefully child labor laws don’t apply to race prep! We are gearing up for race day today with some excellent helpers! #theyworkfordonuts ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook