Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register?

Register for the races online, or feel free to print out the mail in form for your desired race and send in form by June 11, 2024.

Mail to:
PO Box 609420
Cleveland, OH 44109

If you have further questions or concerns on registration, please feel free to email

How much is race registration?

The cost of registration increases as the race gets closer. Towpath Twilight prices also depend on race length you choose to run.

10 Mile:

Jan. 8 - May 18: $55
May 19 - June 12: $65
June 13 - June 14: $70


Jan. 8 - May 18: $45
May 19 - June 12: $55
June 13 - June 14: $60


Jan. 8 - May 18: $35
May 19 - June 12: $40
June 13 - June 14: $45

You can pay an additional fee of $10 to have your t-shirt and race packet mailed to you if you register before June 2.

What do runners get?

All runners will receive a short-sleeved technical shirt.

10 mile and 10K runners receive finisher medals.

When do I need to register?

You can register for the Towpath Half until noon on June 13.

To have your packet mailed to you, you must register by May 31. If you register via the mail, your form must be received by June 10.

There will be no race day registration.

Can I walk the course?

You can walk the course of your race. Walkers completing the 10 mile course should sign up for the early start time at 6:30 PM.

I want to choose the virtual race option. What does that mean?

When you sign up virtually, you run the race on your own time and at your own preferred location and submit results online. Learn how to submit results on Run Signup here.

You will still need to pick up your packet at the available times or pay to have your packet mailed to you.

Virtual runners are not eligible to win awards.

When should I arrive?

Runners should be on site and ready to run 20 minutes before the race start time that was assigned during your registration. Please leave plenty of time to find parking and walk to the start line.

What are the age groups for awards and who is eligible?

Top Three Overall Male & Female in 10 Mile, 10K, and 5K.

Open Top Three Male & Female in Age Division in 10 Mile and 10K only. (Subject to Change)

Age groups are: 19 and under; 20-24; 25-30; 31-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; and 70 and over.

What is the award?

All winners receive a photo award commemorating the race.

Fleet Feet awards a $50, $40, $30 gift certificate to the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd overall male & female finishers.

You may also choose to have your award mailed to you for $7. (Fill out form to have your award mailed to you after the race).

Are refunds available for this race?

No, all entries are non-refundable. Once we’ve received and processed your entry, you will not receive a refund and entry fees are not transferable to the next year’s race or any other race. You do have the option to switch your registration to the virtual race option.

If the in-person events are canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all participants will be automatically converted to the virtual event. This race will not be postponed to a future date.

If you are interested in transferring your registration to another runner, email There is a $10 transfer fee. For more information follow:

Can I transfer my registration to another person?

You may transfer your entry to another person for a fee of $10.00.

To complete a Transfer, go to your profile on Run Signup and chose either the refund transfer or gift transfer option. Enter in the Transferee’s name and email to send them the transferring registration. Once the transferee completes the registration, the original registrant is removed from the race.

More information on race transfers on Run Signup.

For assistance, email There will be NO transfers on race day!

Where and when will the results be posted?

Results will be posted to this website as soon as they become final, just moments after you cross the finish line.

What is the surface of Towpath Trail?

The surface of the Towpath Trail in the Ohio and Erie Canal Reservation is asphalt.

Is the course flat?

There are several hills included in all 3 race courses at the Towpath Twilight. View the full 10 mile course, which includes the full 5K and 10K distances within it, at the button below.

View Elevation Chart

Are headphones permitted?

Yes. Please be mindful of other runners while wearing them, though!

Can I run with my dog?

No, the Towpath Trail can vary in size from 8 to 10 feet wide and with runners racing in both directions in separate race divisions, we do not allow dogs out of concerns for safety.

Can I run with a baby stroller or racing wheelchair?

No, the Towpath Trail can vary in size from 8 to 10 feet wide and with runners racing in both directions in separate race divisions, we do not allow jogging strollers or racing wheelchairs out of concerns for safety.

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