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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Cleveland Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon Cancelled

Posted By on Thu, Sep 4, 2014 at 4:37 PM

In news that really shouldn't be surprising to anyone who checked out the registration fee price (cough, $120, cough) for the race, the Cleveland Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon (and assorted races) are cancelled.

Here's what the organizers said on the race's Facebook page today:

It is with a heavy heart and after careful evaluation, that we have made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the Rock ‘n’ Roll Cleveland Half Marathon, 10K & 5K on October 11, 2014 due to a number of circumstances, including low levels of participation and local support. We know that you have put forth a great amount of effort training for race day and apologize for the inconvenience. You will have the option to transfer to another Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series event; transfer to next year’s Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, 10K or 5k, or receive a full refund.
An email will follow to all registered runners - please contact us at if you have not received it by 9/5.

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