Run To The Wall - 5K Walk, 5K Run, 10K Run, and Half Marathon

Sat August 5, 2017 Clinton, OH 44216 US Directions


Lest we Forget!  Run to the Wall was established to memorialize all military service personnel, past, present, and future.  Past participants told us, we have a challenging “hilly” course but that they look forward to coming back year after year.  No matter what your athletic ability we are confident that you will be able to complete the course.  Many use our 10K course to prepare for the Akron Marathon.  Run to the Wall is a race that brings the community together to commemorate all service members especially those who gave the most precious gift, one that we can never repay ~ their life.

TOGETHER we can make a difference and truly honor, remember, and celebrate all of our military service members. 

The back of your T-shirt may be personalized with the name of the special military hero in your life for a $10 donation. 

All proceeds from Run to the Wall are used to continue to build and maintain the Ohio Veterans' Memorial Park, which is run and maintained by an ALL volunteer staff.


Packet Pickup

All packets and race-day T-shirts are to be picked up race morning beginning at 6:00 am.  Packet pick up will be at the park. 

After Event Refreshments

Fruit, Cookies, and More

Hang around an enjoy some fruit, cookies, and more after your run.


Participants can enjoy a pulled pork sandwich after their run on us.

2014 Locust St
Canal Fulton OH 44614

Sponsor - Toth Buick GMC

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Sponsor - The VanDevere Bunch

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Sponsor - Ohio Beauty Cut Stone Inc.

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Bikes 4 Runners

From our friends at Brimstone Bicycles, 133 South Canal Street, Canal Fulton, OH  44614, four runners can enjoy cross training, for their next run, on new bicycles.   Drawings will be held from the runners for these bicycles as follows:

  • One 5k Runner - a Fat Tire Bike 
  • One 10k Runner - a Scott Sub Cross 40
  • Two half-marathon Runners (one male/one female) - Scott Sub Cross 40's 

Race Contact Info

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Race-Day T-Shirts

All registered participants, registered before July 23, 2017, will receive a Cotton Race-Day T-shirt.  You can personalize your shirt for an additional $10 donation but you must be registered, and enter the customization information by July 23, 2017.

Cool new tee shirt design for 2017! 


Running Divisions

  • Top overall male and female runner in each run (12"x12" granite plaque).
  • Top military male and female participants in each run (4"x8" Memorial Paver Brick).
  • Top 3 male and female participants in each age group in each run.  14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over  

Walking Division

  • There are no walking division awards.


Did you catch a peek a the medals for 2017?  I had to throw one on a scale, and at 6 ounces it is easily 3 to 4 times the weight of any medals I have won in the past, and almost 6 times the weight of most!  The medal is almost 5 inches wide by 2-1/2 inches tall, again dwarfing those in my personal stash.

Speaking of medals, we award up to 252 medals ... that is 1st, 2nd, and 3rd for: male and female divisions; overall and in 13 age groups for each running event, the 5k, 10k and half-marathon.   We do not provide participation medals.

Awards, T-Shirts will not be  Mailed

Awards and give-aways will be given immediately after the race.  Awards and T-shirts will not be mailed.  

5K Events

5K USATF Certified Course OH11008MW

The 5K Walk and Run are out-and-back courses, starting at the park and proceeding north up Cleveland-Massillon Road and Van Buren to the turn-around point approximately 1.5 miles north of the park entrance.

2017 Water Stop
*  1.5 Mile Mark (and turn)

5K Course records:

  • Male 17:17.2 by Tracis LeVan in 2014
  • Female 21:15.54 by Emily Saus in 2012

10K Event

See the story below regarding changes to our half-marathon event.

In addition to changing our half-marathon, we have moved our 10K route to follow along a similar route (it is still and out-and-back course), allowing us to better serve participants of both the 10K and Half-Marathon.  While we are still working on logistics, we are trying to place a porta-john on the 10K & Half Marathon routes near the 10K turn around.   More details to come.

2017 Water Stops
*  1.5 Mile Mark
*  3.0 Mile Mark (and Porta-John) (and turn)
*  4.5 Mile Mark

10K Course records

  • Male 36:42.3 by Zach Roshon in 2014
  • Female 40:38 by Rachel Wentworth in 2014

Half Marathon Course

Join us for our second year of the half-marathon run.

AUGH!  They are closing one of our roads to rebuild a bridge

Sorry, due to scheduled highway construction we had to modify our route to avoid the corner of Van Buren and Vanderhoof Roads.  We found a minor adjustment that allows us to maintain our Half-Marathon course, and should offer us the opportunity to provide better service to runners on the course allowing us to better serve participants of both the 10K and Half-Marathon; and while we are still working on logistics, we are trying to place a porta-john on the 10K & Half Marathon routes near the 10 K turn around, which means the half-marathoners will pass the porta-john near the 3 mile and 8.5 mile mark.   More details to come... .  Route changes are identified below with strike-out and bold.

  • Start at OVMP Park Pavilion - Family of Heroes Hall
  • Clockwise around park loop and out to Cleveland-Massillon Rd
  • Right turn, proceeding N on Cleveland-Massillon to Van Buren
  • Straight, continuing N on Van Buren to Rheam Vanderhoof Rd
  • Right turn on Rheam, proceeding E to Grove Rd.
  • Left turn on Grove, proceeding N to Vanderhoff Rd
  • Right turn, proceeding E on Vanderhoof to Donner Dr
  • Right turn, proceeding S on Donner to Johns Rd
  • Right turn, proceeding W on Johns to Grove Rd
  • Left turn, proceeding S on Grove to W. Comet Rd
  • Right turn, proceeding W on Comet to Kepler Rd
  • Right turn, proceeding N on Kepler to Nimisila Rd
  • Left turn, proceeding W on Nimisila to Van Buren
  • Left turn, proceeding S on Van Buren to Cleveland-Massillon Rd
  • Straight on Cleveland-Massillon to the OVMP park entrance
  • Left turn, onto the Park Drive continuing on the Park Drive loop to the pavilion
  • Finish at the park pavilion - Family of Heroes Hall

2017 Water Stops
*  1.5 Mile Mark
*  3.0 Mile Mark (and Porta-John)
*  6.0 Mile Mark
*  8.5 Mile Mark (and Porta-John)
*  11 Mile Mark

Half-Marathon Course records

Teresa Ferguson (F) 2016 - 1:31:45.4
David Hathaway (M) 2016 - 1:28:45.4


Ohio Veteran's Memorial Park
8005 Cleveland-Massillon Rd.
Clinton, OH US 44216



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