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Come join us in 2023 as we take you down Memory Lane as we run through the streets of Cleveland to the movie set locations that made the movie A Christmas Story famous. Dress up like Ralphie, run in a Leg Lamp Costume or jog in the Bunny Suit that Aunt Clara gave Ralphie for Christmas! This race attracts serious runners, everyday runners and walkers alike! We are family friendly and hope to add to your Christmas spirit during the holiday season. Other perks include Rich Chocolatey OVALTINE at the finish! Reenact your favorite scenes from the movie with family and friends.
Race Distance Switch for Cleveland Runners - We offer a free switch between the 5K and 10K events. You can elect that yourself by managing your registration using your confirmation email.
The movie producers must have been runners, because the distance between the former Higbee’s Department Store and the A Christmas Story House & Museum is about 5K. Ralphie’s dad, The Old Man must have used the 1938 Oldsmobile to track the distance – No GPS in the 1940’s! To accommodate both movie locations that made this race famous, the distance for the races are approximate, and perhaps a little shorter or longer. This race attracts serious runners, everyday runners and walkers alike! We are family friendly and hope to add to your Christmas spirit during the holiday season.
Both the 5K and 10K races start on the corner of Ontario and Public Square which is located at the Terminal Tower. The 5K will run to the A Christmas Story House neighbor. The 10K will run to the House and back to Public Square. For the 5K runners, buses will be transporting you back downtown and drop you off at Superior and W. 3rd. just west of the starting line and the Renaissance Hotel.
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Additional race information can be found at https://theclevelandchristmasrun.com/.
The RoadRunner Foundation is a non-profit organization founded to serve the neighbors around A Christmas Story House. Our purpose is to assist the community by helping to restore and maintain neighborhood homes. Since it's inception in 2013, over $600,000 has been raised by YOU the runners and our sponsors. By participating in this event, you directly impact the growth and development of the Tremont Neighborhood. Give the gift of Christmas all year round and make a difference!
Please read below for the packet pick-up locations. At packet pick-up you will receive all of your race materials, including your race bib. Race day pick-up will be very busy with long lines. It is STRONGLY encouraged for you to take advantage of early packet pick-up the week before the race at our partner locations! All dates, times, and locations are tentative and subject to change closer to event. Please check back to confirm dates before traveling.
The mission of The Cleveland Christmas Run is to provide a race that promotes health and fitness, stimulate the local economy and galvanize the community. These events are made possible through corporate and foundation in-kind and financial support, close partnerships between RoadRunner Enterprises 100 LLC, with generous support from presenting sponsor First Federal Lakewood. Proceeds from The Cleveland Christmas Run benefit the RoadRunner Foundation, a non-profit foundation established to restore and maintain the neighborhood surrounding the A Christmas Story House for future generations to experience and enjoy. The foundation provides grants, both public and private, to projects that enhance and preserve the surrounding neighborhood.
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