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Location: Clinton, OH US 44216 Directions
Type: Walk Only, Run Only

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3300 South Arlington Road @ I-77, Exit 120, Akron, OH 44312
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Event Time Price Details
OVMP 5K Walk to the Wall
8:00AM EDT
Price increases July 31, 2017 at 11:59pm EDT
OVMP 5K Run To the Wall
8:00AM EDT
Price increases July 31, 2017 at 11:59pm EDT
OVMP 10K Run To the Wall
8:00AM EDT
Price increases July 31, 2017 at 11:59pm EDT
OVMP Half Marathon Run To the Wall
7:00AM EDT
Price increases July 31, 2017 at 11:59pm EDT

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 

This race is part of a 5 race series called 'The Freedom Run Series'. You can register for all 5 races at the following link: for a single fee of $100!  You'll save $25 and qualify for the Freedom Run Series Medal.  You will also be entered into a chance to win one of two $100 drawings at each race in the series (you must be present at the drawing at each race to win).  Please go to the Freedom Run Series link above for further details.

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.


Race Contact Info

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


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. 


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.  

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! 


5K USATF Certified Course OH11008MW

5K Course records:

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


10K USATF Certified Course OH12035MW

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.

  • 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 Vanderhoof 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


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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