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hill yeah! half marathon &  3-Person relay




lake metroparks Farmpark, kirtland, oh

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The 12th annual Lake Health Hill Yeah! Half Marathon is scenic, winding through the Lake Metroparks Farmpark, Chapin Forest, and Penitentiary Glen Reservation, all the while running the surrounding roads that will test the best in you. Both the Half Marathon and Half Marathon 3-person relay events will be chip timed, and both start and finish at Lake Metroparks Farmpark in Kirtland, Ohio. 

There will be a pre-race packet pickup on Saturday at Second Sole Mentor.

Saturday: 11am - 6pm

Race day registration and packet pickup will be available Sunday morning from 6:30 am - 7:15 am at Lake Metroparks Farmpark, 8800 Euclid Chardon Road (Rt 6) in Kirtland, OH 44094.





A team of three runners will complete the entire half marathon distance. Each runner will run one leg of varying distance handing off a runners belt containing your scoring chip to the next team member at each relay exchange zone. The course is the same as the half marathon course and the start time is the same time as the reguslar half marathon. Exchange zones will be marked and all handoffs must occur within these zones. 


The Hill Yeah! Half Marathon Relay approximate race distances will be as follows:
 relay 1: 4.5 miles (exchange point: Chapin Forest, near Rt 306 entrance)
 relay 2: 2.95 miles (exchange point: Penitentiary Glen Reservation, near main entrance)
 relay 3: 5.65 miles (finish line)
 A bus will transport you to and from the relay exchange points. Buses leave the start line at approximately 7:10am.

 The divisions include:
 1) All male
 2) All female
 3) Coed

 All relay runners will receive a race shirt along with a finisher medal. 


Course Maps:

    >> Half Marathon : Download and/or print here.

    >> Half Marathon : Web / Interactive here.


Fees Schedule

     >> Half Marathon

        - $45 until June 1, 2020

        - $50 from June 2 thru June 6, 2020

        - $60 race day


    >> Half Marathon 3-Person Relay

        - $90 until June 1, 2020

        - $99 from June 2 thru June 15, 2020

        - $120 race day


* Registration fees are non-refundable.
* Online processing fees apply.

Print Registration Form



What are the Start Times for the races?

Both running races, Half Marathon and Relay will start at 7:30 am this year. 


What is the location for the races?

Both races will start and finish at Lake Metroparks Farmpark in Kirtland, Ohio. The physical address is:8800 Euclid Chardon Road, Kirtland, OH 44094. 


Does the Half Marathon have finisher's medals?

Yes, all participants in the Half Marathon & Relay will receive a finisher's medal.


Are both events open to walkers?

Yes, both the Half Marathon and relay are both open to walkers. The half marathon course is run on roads that will not be closed to traffic, with narrow shoulders, so safety is a concern, especially for walkers that will be on the course longer.


Is there plenty of room for parking?

Yes, being at a park, there is a lot of room for parking. But as the race gets closer to the start time, the lot will fill up and alternative lots might be used.


How many water stops will be on the Half Marathon course?

There will be a total of at least 8 water stops. They will be located at approximate miles 1.5, 2.85, 4.5, 6.50, 7.50, 9.0, 10.5 and 11.5. 


What time does the course officially close?

The course closes at 11:30 am, 4 hours after the start of the Half Marathon.


What is the course elevation?

The half marathon is a mixture of different elevations, and is considered a challenging course. 


    >> Awards for the Half Marathon will be given to the Top 3 placers in each of the below age groups, for both male and female runners.


    >> Overall Top 3

    >> 19 & under

    >> 20-29

    >> 30-39

    >> 40-49

    >> 50-59

    >> 60-69

    >> 70 & up

*** age groups are subject to change

Prize Money

    There will be NO cash prizes awarded this year for the Hill Yeah! Half Marathon.


    There are a few really good places for spectators to watch runners. A few of them are:1) The start and finish areas in the Farmpark will provide spacious areas to view runners as they start and finish all the races2) Mile 8.5 in Penitentiary Glen. There is a big parking lot where you can watch runners come out of the woods before they hit the roads for the last 5 miles.


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