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Hofbräuhaus Cleveland

Sun August 4, 2024 Cleveland, OH 44115 US Directions

Race FAQs


When is the race?
  • Sunday, August 4, 2024
When does the race begin?
  • Half Marathon: 7:00 am
  • 5K & 10K: 8:00 am
Where does the race begin?
  • Hofbräuhaus Cleveland
    1550 Chester Avenue
    Cleveland, Ohio 44115
When does race day packet pickup/registration begin?
  • 6:00 am 

How can I register for this event?
How much does it cost to participate in this event?
There is a tiered pricing structure in 2024.  More information can be found at
Is it safe to register online with my credit card?
  • Yes, Hermes Sports & Events has partnered with RunSignUp, which is a leader in online registration. It is safe and secure and they can guarantee that your information will be safe.  There is a small processing fee when registering online.
Is there a processing fee for registering online?
  • Yes, there is a processing fee when registering online
What’s the age requirement to register for this race?
  • We ask that if you are participating in the half marathon you be at least 13 years of age on race day.  There is no age requirement for the 10k and 5k.  
Will you send me a confirmation?
  • All registrations will receive confirmation via e-mail. 
I didn’t receive my confirmation e-mail, how can I make sure I’m registered?
  • Please call the Hermes office at 216-623-9933
What do I receive with my registration? 
  • A 12oz beer (21 & over only) and a brat (in-person race only)
    Custom Unisex Soft Style Race Shirt To All Participants (IMAGE COMING SOON!)
    Custom Finisher Medal (IMAGE COMING SOON!)
    Overall Beer Stein Awards and Age Group Pint Glass Awards three deep in each of the three races14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70 and over
    Post-Race Party featuring Live Bavarian Music inside Hofbräuhaus Cleveland and outside on the Beer Garden Patio 
    Chip Timed Results featuring Live Results 
    Post-race refreshments 
    Searchable race photographs
    Additional food and drink specials for purchase from the Hofbrauhaus - Coming Soon 
I can no longer participate in the race (injury, scheduling conflict, etc.), what are the Hermes refund/transfer policies for the race?
If I’m unable to attend and already registered, can I still get my shirt?
  • Yes, you can pick up your shirt at our office the following week - we do not mail shirts unless otherwise stated.  Please call the office ahead of time to let us know you are coming at 216-623-9933.
On my registration, I misspelled my name, age, I’ve recently moved, etc.  How can I fix this?

If I’m pre-registered, do I need to bring identification to packet pick up?
  • It is not required, but it’s always a good idea to bring it.
Am I required to pick up my race bib and shirt at packet pick-up?
  • We highly recommend that you pick up your bib and shirt at the packet pick-up you choose, however, your bib and shirt will also be available at early packet pick-up on race day as well.
  • Time and locations can be found HERE
Can someone else pick up my race bib and shirt?
  • Yes, both can be picked up by/for family and friends.  It’s always a good idea to bring your confirmation e-mail.

How is this race timed?
  • This race is an officially timed event using the disposable My Laps BibTag timing system.  Timing chips are attached directly to the back of your bib number and are to remain adhered to for the duration of the event.
Where can I see my results?
  • Results will be posted directly after the race on this website. Click on the Results tab to see your results. You may need to refresh your browser to view it.
When will the results be posted?
  • Official results will be posted online in real-time
What do I do if my results are incorrect or missing?
  • After the results have been officially posted, please contact Ryan Harrison at 216-623-9933 or e-mail with any concerns.
Does this race provide any kind of awards for each race?
  • Yes, we will have awards for the Top 3 Overall Male and Female runners, and 3-deep Male and Female in the following age groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70 and over
  • The Overall award winners will be announced on race morning. All age group award winners must go to the awards tent to claim their prize.
I could not pick up my award on race day, how can I get my award?
  • You can pick up the awards 30 days after the race at the Hermes office located at 2425 W. 11th Street, Suite #2 Cleveland, Ohio 44113
  • We do NOT mail awards



Where can I park on the morning of the race?

Parking is available near Hofbräuhaus Cleveland, surrounding lots, & street meters are free on the weekends.
*Hermes Sports & Events is not responsible for any parking infractions or tickets*

Do I have to run the race or can I walk instead?
You may walk the course. You may be asked to use the sidewalk for safety reasons. 
What is the time limit for the half marathon?
3.5 hours is the time limit to finish the half marathon race.
Where is/are the water stop(s)?
There are 6 water stops spread throughout the half-marathon course. Gels and Gatorade are at mile 6 and 8 water stops.
Are there portable restrooms along the course?
Yes, for the half marathon only
Where can spectators, friends, and family watch on the course?  Can they be at the start or finish areas?

You can view your favorite runner from many areas on the course. Please see the course maps to find a great location.

Can I wear headphones on the course?
  • Yes, you can.
Am I able to bring my dog to the race?
  • No, we do not allow dogs in the half marathon, 10K, or 5K for this event. 
  • Dogs are also not allowed into the after-party.
Am I able to push a stroller in the race?
  • Yes, we do allow strollers to be pushed in the race. We ask that you start the race near the back.

Can I volunteer for the race? 
  • Hurt, and can't run, just not a runner... but want to be involved in the most festive race in Northeast Ohio? Join us as a volunteer and help bring a smile to a runner's face. Volunteers receive a beer (if 21 or older) and a brat after their shift is over. 
  • Contact if interested
Is there a bag check?
  • Yes, it will be located in a tent near registration. Please bring a bag that is clear or the inside is visible and it is marked with your name and general information.

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