FAQs - Race Day Schedule / Logistics

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8:00am   | Mass

8:00am   | McCarthy's open

8:45am   | National Anthem and 2 Mile Opening Ceremonies with Kenny Crumpton

9:00am   | 2 Mile Run Start

9:45am   | National Anthem and 5 Mile Opening Ceremonies with Kenny Crumpton

10:00am | 5 Mile Run Start

10:00am | Ever Green Irish Band playing at McCarthy's

10:30am | Irish National Anthem in the Malachi Hall

10:35am | 2 Mile Run Awards Ceremony in the Malachi Hall

11:10am | Irish National Anthem in the Malachi Hall

11:30am | 5 Mile Run Awards Ceremony in the Malachi Hall


Where can you park your car? 
  • There is on street parking as available and free parking at the Nautica Parking lot.  The address of the Nautica parking lot is 2398 Sycamore St, Cleveland, OH 44113.
I would like to change race distances, am I able to do so?
  • Yes, you can change your distance. Log into your EnMotive account and change your distance there.  Need assistance? Go to registration in the St. Malachi Hall and ask for assistance there.
I can no longer participate in this event, what are my options?
  • You can transfer your registration to another runner. Find your registration in your EnMotive account and follow the transfer instructions. Need assistance?  Go to registration in the St. Malachi Hall and ask for assistance there.  No refunds or deferrals are available for this race.
I am registered but unable to attend, can I still get my shirt?
  • Yes, you are able to pick up your items at any of the packet pickups prior to race day.  After the event, arrangements may be made to pick up at a Second Sole store depending on shirt size availability.  We DO NOT mail shirts.  Please contact Sharon Lowe-Chapman at runstmalachi@outlook.com if you would like to schedule a post-race pickup.
I want to attend Mass and I am participating in the 5 mile race.  Is there some place inside to wait?
  • You can wait in the Stella Maris coffee shop located 1/2 block  from the Church, at 1302 Washington Street or you can wait at McCarthy's at 1231 Main Avenue. 


When does the race begin?
  • The 2 mile race start at 9:00am.  The 5 mile race starts at 10:00am.
Where does the race begin?
  • The race will start and finish on the Detroit Superior Bridge, which is adjacent to St. Malachi Church, 2459 Washington Avenue, Cleveland, OH  44113
What distances are available?
  • Distance options include a 2 mile race and a 5 mile race.  Both events are timed.
How is this race timed?
  • Both races will be B-tag chip timed.  This method provides a disposable timing chip on the back of your race bib.  There is no need to return your bib or chip after the race.
Where can I see my results?
  • A link to EnMotive's hub will be received upon crossing the finish line via email and text if participants opt in.  Race results and photographs will be at the Hub. 
Are there pacing restrictions or a course cutoff time?
  • There are no course restrictions or cutoff times.  All participants are welcome to take either course at their own pace (running, walking, or a combination).  Please note that participants walking at a considerably slower pace than the bulk of participants may be asked to move to the sidewalks at police discretion to allow city streets to reopen.
I picked up my packet in advance, but lost or forgot my bib on race day, what do I do?
  • A new bib can be assigned to you on race morning, please attend race-day registration to receive a new bib.
​Will there be bathrooms/porta potty available?
  • Yes, porta potties are available in the Malachi Center parking lot, in the parking lot between the School Building/Hall and on Washington Street.  No bathrooms will be provided on the course.
Are there water stops/aid stations along the course?
  • Yes, there will be one water stop at the half way point of the 5 mile route.
Can I run with my stroller?
  • Yes, strollers are allowed.  Please consider your pace when lining up for the - slower runners and walkers to the rear for your safety and the safety of all participants.
Can I run with my dog?
  • Yes, this is a dog friendly event. With that said you should make sure that your dog is prepared to complete the distance in which you are entered. You must be prepared to be a good pet parent. All dogs must be on a leash (Non-retractable) during the event. Based on your pace we would ask that you be aware of the other runners. We look forward to having you participate and Please "Don't forget your poop bags!"