5K and 10K Road Races

5K and 10K Road Races

Road Race

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13 * and 14 August 2014

*rescheduled date for 10K

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RTA Cleveland or Private Shuttle
Ride #20 or #35 Bus from downtown Cleveland. Get off the bus at Wildlife Way and walk 10 minutes down the hill to the Zoo entrance.
Or Ride the Shuttle Bus From the Convention Center, leaving at 5:30 a.m. The shuttle bus from the Zoo to the Convention Center leaves after the race ends. 

*The Akron shuttle pick-up location is in front of Cleveland City Hall across from the Cleveland Convention Center.

Take the Akron-Cleveland Shuttle
to City Centre Hotel (20 W. Mill Street Akron) and follow signs to the Towpath Trail. It is a 0.7 mile walk on the historic Towpath Trail to the registration area at North Side Station (27 Ridge Street, Akron).

Or take the Akron-Cleveland Shuttle
to the Robert K. Pfaff Transit Center, transfer to the METRO #10 or #34. Take either bus to the 203 North Howard Street stop. Walk south (uphill) on Howard and make a left on Ridge Street to reach North Side Station.

From the registration area at North Side Station, runners will board the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad which will shuttle to the starting line at Botzum Trailhead in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

The race finishes at Mustill Store Trailhead (W. North Street, Akron), a few blocks away from North Side Station. After the race, follow signage along the Towpath Trail back to City Centre Hotel to catch the Akron-Cleveland Shuttle.

Or Walk one block east
on North Street from Mustill Store, turn right on Howard Street and catch the #10 or #34 at the Cascade Park Stop. Both of these buses pass through downtown Akron and return to the Transit Center where you may transfer to the Akron-Cleveland shuttle.

To learn more about the sport's specifics, click on "competition specifics" and "venue" tabs above.



10K Race: Rescheduled  7 p.m. Wednesday, 13 August 

5K Race: 14 August 2014 - 7:00 a.m.

5K bibs will be available for pick up at the Cleveland Convention Center during Accreditation at the Road Race sport desk through the 13th.  

August 13th:  10am – 2pm

10K Information

Click here to see 10K road race course. Click here to see 10K Instructions. Click here to see 10K Transportation Information.
(NOTE: All times are the same for rescheduled race day, Wednesday 13 August.)

The Gay Games 10k  is rescheduled for Wednesday, August 13 within the City of Akron.  This unique point to point race will feature a start line in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, a 4 mile stretch of scenic towpath along the Ohio & Erie Canal, and a one of a kind train ride to the starting line utilizing the Historic Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad! 

Participants can park in downtown Akron and take a short walk to the CVSR’s Akron Northside station where registration will begin at 4 p.m. Participants will be shuttled via train to the starting line at the Botzum trail head, departing the Northside station at 4:45 p.m. and 6 p.m. 

Once the race starts at 7 p.m. on Riverview Road, racers will travel south for two miles along the train route before crossing Portage Path and disappearing into the scenic  Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath for the final four miles.  Keep an eye out for the train during the race and be sure to wave to all the spectators who are hitching a ride back to view the finish line!  All runners will welcome the sight of the Historic Mustill Store, the home of the GG9 10k finish line! 

Passengers can purchase train tickets in order to get to the start of the 10K Road Race here:
4:45 p.m. departure: http://whistletix-public.ticketbiscuit.com/CVSR/events/210945
6 p.m. departure: http://whistletix-public.ticketbiscuit.com/CVSR/events/210946

The beauty of the course, the unique point to point evening venue, and the excitement of this early week event will make it a must for all GG9 participants and spectators! 


5K Information

Click here to see the 5K road race course.

5k Road Race - Cleveland Metroparks Zoo - 3900 Wildlife Way - Cleveland, OH 44109

10k Road Race - Mustill Store Trailhead -West North Street - Akron, OH 44304