CLEVELAND – (September 4, 2023) — The Cleveland Marathon announced today that registration for the 47th annual race will begin September 7. Registrants will be able to take advantage of early bird discount pricing through September 9. The event, featuring a 5k, 10k, half and full marathon distance as well as a multi-race challenge series, is scheduled to take place May 18 and 19, 2024.

Akron, OH (Sept. 5, 2023) — Excitement is building for the 21st running of the FirstEnergy Akron Marathon, Half Marathon, & Team Relay, the marquee event of the Akron Marathon Race Series presented by Summa Health. Akron’s largest single-day sporting event of the year is set for Sat., Sept. 30, 2023.

English schools started competing in cross country races in 1837.  William C. Vosburgh introduced cross country to the United States in 1878. 

This year’s World Athletics Championships will be held in Budapest, Hungary - August 19th – 27th.

Formal cross country competition traces its history to the 19th century and an English game called "hare and hounds" or "the paper chase". English schools started competing in cross country races in 1837, and established a national championship on December 7, 1867. It was held on Wimbledon Common in south-west London. It was the first cross country race that was considered "open", or could be run by anyone.