Cleveland is located in northeastern Ohio on the southern shore of Lake Erie. It is best known as home to Drew Carey, the Cleveland Browns and the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame. Many of the best places to run in Cleveland are accessible from downtown, including the beautifully restored Lake Erie and Cuyahoga River waterfronts, incorporating a 15-mile bike path and a 60-mile string of parks and treed greenbelts known as “the Emerald Necklace”. Additionally, the Towpath Trail begins in Cleveland and runs for 84 miles into the heart of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. With all these beautiful and well- maintained places to run, it is no wonder that Cleveland has an active running community.
If you’re hoping to access all the parks that Cleveland has to offer, it is best to have a car. However, Cleveland has a well developed bus and light rail transit system, so getting around the city on public transit within the main metro area is easy. The Airport is only about 12 miles away from downtown and is accessible through public transit.