Location: Celina, OH US 45822 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.grandlakemarathon.com/.

Event Time Price Details
Grand Lake Marathon
7:15AM EDT
Grand Lake Half Marathon
8:45AM EDT
Grand Lake 5K
8:00AM EDT
Grand Lake Half Relay
8:45AM EDT
N/A Events: Grand Lake Half Relay - Coed Grand Lake Half Relay - Female Grand Lake Half Relay - Male Grand Lake Half Relay - Masters
Grand Lake Full Relay
7:15AM EDT
N/A Events: Grand Lake Full Relay - Coed Grand Lake Full Relay - Female Grand Lake Full Relay - Male Grand Lake Full Relay - Masters
Grand Lake Kids Marathon
9:15AM EDT
Grand Lake Senior's Marathon
9:15AM EDT
Lake Shore Dr
Celina, OH US 45822

USATF Certificate: This event can be used as a Boston Marathon qualifier. The USATF certificate ID# is OH14003MW. 

Participation Limits: Register early for discounted entry fees and best shirt selection.

Expo, Late Registration and Pick-up: Friday, September 22nd at Mercer County Fairgrounds: 1001 W Market St, Celina, OH 45822, Noon - 7 PM

No packets or registration will be available on race day. Plan ahead. You MUST have a photo ID to pick up your packet! If someone is picking up your packet, they must a copy of your ID and Authoriztion For Alternate Pick Up Form. Bib Ship Option:If you are unable to pick up(or have someone else pick up) your packet during the set times, this is another option. Cost is $20. This option will end on September 1, to allow time for shirt/bib/packet production and shipping. Packets will be shipped on September 14.

Event Start time: Full Marathon Starts at 7:15am in Celina, Half Marathon Starts at 8:45am in St Marys.  The 5K starts at 8:00 AM The Kid's Marathon & Seniors Marathon Starts at 9:15am

Parking: VERY limited parking is available at Lakehore Park. Signs will direct you where to park at Lakeshore Park.  Please do not park in any restricted area. Please do not park Downtown Celina YOU WILL BE TOWED. Please be respectful of municipal lots that are provided to service local business traffic. MAIN AND SUGGESTED PARKING: Ample parking is available at The Mercer County Fairgrounds 1001 W Market Street, Celina. Shuttle busses will take runners and spectators to the race site (1/2 mile)

Marathon, 5k, Seniors & Kids start at LAKESHORE PARK, 

Half Marathon begins in St Marys

Shuttle service:Shuttle service will take runners back to the finish line celebration in Celina or to the fairgrounds parking at the participants discretion

Costs:  Online registration is open. Cost is tiered based on date registered

Timing: Marathon will have split timing points at 6.55 miles , 13.1 miles and 19.65 miles. You can track your runner by knowing their bib number on our website at grandlakemarathon.com

Event Shirts:  Late registrations may get a shirt based on availability.  Exchanges may be available after the race.

Gear Check: gear check will be located at tent near Start/Finish
Items left at Start/Finish after the finish will be donated to C.A.L.L. clothing bank in Celina.

Important Course Information:  A follow vehicle will be on course that will maintain a 16min/mile pace for the remainder of the event. Participants who fall outside of that pace will be asked to take a sag vehicle to the start/finish area. All aid stations will close in succession with this time plan. The course will be open until 2:00PM  (6.5 hours Full, 3.5 Hours Half way point). 

Ameneties: Tech-T(If registered by September 12), Finisher's medal, Window sticker, on course and post race food, beer token and goody bag.

Post Race Showers: Available at the Auglaize-Mercer YMCA after the races.

Roads will be closed to traffic: Auglaize County Sheriff, Mercer County Sheriff, City of St.Marys police department, City of Celina police department and Ohio State Park Patrol will monitor the course.

Spectator Maps:Maps will be provided for spectators to leapfrog the course to view participants.  Please have your support crew be respectful of the enclosure and follow maps provided

Walkers:  walkers are welcome

Wheelchairs: The course to be wheelchair friendly

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Race Sponsor
RaceJoy Enabled
RaceJoy UIRaceJoy UI

Free Live Tracking and Progress Alerts on Race Day!
(Race organizers are providing this as an included service.)

Make sure you download the RaceJoy mobile app for live phone tracking at Grand Lake Marathon Full/Half/Relay/5k/Kid's Marathon.

Carry your phone and use RaceJoy to add to your race experience with these key features:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive GPS-based progress alerts at mile points on the course for current pace and estimated finish time.
  • Post to your Facebook and Twitter walls.
  • Have friends and family track your performance.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Supporting spectators can track your blue dot moving along the course from home or at the race site.
  • NearMe proximity alerts notify spectators when you are drawing near.
  • Find each other using RaceJoy’s MeetUp tool.


  • Receive fun, motivational audio cheers from your supporting fans.
  • Start sending cheers to others doing the race at any time.

Grand Lake Marathon Full/Half/Relay/5k/Kid's Marathon is sponsoring RaceJoy to provide participants and spectators these features for free (normally a 99 cents upgrade fee for both the participant and spectator).

- Participant must carry phone
- No official race timing information is provided for this race in RaceJoy

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