About the race

Medina Half Marathon & 5K


The 7th Annual Summa Health Medina Half Marathon and 5K will take place  Saturday, May 29, 2021 in Medina, Ohio

Half Marathon Run/Competitive Walk/Relay: 6:30 am start time. 2021 Only—start time is 6:30 AM

The race starts and finishes at the Medina Square.

(GPS:  93 Public Square, Medina, OH 44256)

The 5K will start at 7 am. 

Pacers will be provided at 1:30, 1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:10, 2:20, 2:30, 2:40, 3:00, 3:10.  Runners must finish within 3:20. Runners taking longer must use the sidewalk and cross streets on their own.  No worries, the course is very residential.   PACERS WILL RETURN IN 2022

Course will close at 10:20 AM.  Please note our course is residential so use sidewalks where needed, cross carefully,   If you fall behind the pace, we will wait at the finish line with your medal!

Our History


You won’t find many races that do a FREE and FUN practice race as we did in 2013.  About 400 runners joined us for a run of the course!  It was a beautiful day for our running community.  Read more HERE.  Read more HERE


We have been blessed with the kindest runners as we have navigated our way into putting on a top-notch race.  We try our best to provide a quality event for every type of runner.  We are so thankful for the support we have received and continue to receive from both near and far.  Our runners, volunteers, local police departments, City of Medina, the Mayor and more make this possible.  In our 5 years of the event, we have donated back over $120,000 to local charitable organizations. You will see our charitable groups at most of the water stops, finish line, and the after party too.


Goal: Cater to the needs of EVERY runner! We welcome our first timers, we welcome the weekend warriors, we welcome the best in the area and beyond. Everyone has a place in our race. Join us for an event which runs through our beautiful city and surrounding townships. The Medina Half Marathon & 5K will have feature quality SWAG of the larger races but will have the small town feel that we hope makes you feel like more than a bib number.


Giving Back: Giving back is just one of the many features of the MCRR. Proceeds from our race, sponsors, and donors will be given back to our local area.   To date, we have donated over $140,000 in our first four years.

Tier 1 Charity Partner:  Mary Grace Memorial Foundation 

Tier 2 Donation Recipients:  Collin Cares, Keira Kilbane Foundation, Medina Sunshine Rotary, Run to Share, MCPAL, Run 2 Be Well. We also made a donation to the Medina Police Department (Auxiliary Unit).

* Contributions to our MCRR Scholarship program. This is a fund that gives back to local high school students who are headed to college. We help offset costs by providing scholarships to student-athletes who have participated in Cross Country and/or track in Medina County. Learn more HERE  All residents of Medina County are encouraged to apply!

Mary Grace Foundation

We are excited to once again team up with Mary Grace Foundation. They are a fabulous local charity that gives back to those battling cancer in our community. Learn more by visiting their website.  Be sure and like them on FACEBOOK

Medina Runs Down Cancer Series

Together we have launched the Medina Runs Down Cancer Series.  Our race is the first in the series.  Register by May 25th to be part of the series.  If you are already registered for our race but want to add the series, just send us an email and we will help make that possible!   medinaHalfMarathon@gmail.com