Cleveland could better promote its Rite Aid marathon
by Zachary Lewis
- The Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon is one of the oldest and fastest foot-races in the country.
Yet for some reason, unlike many of its peers, the 26.2-mile event attracts relatively little attention, even in its hometown, and participation isn't what it used to be.
Some say that's because Northeast Ohio simply doesn't care about running, that the region as a whole has eyes only for football, baseball and basketball.
Others, though, attribute the low profile to the race's own personnel, claiming they're the ones who have yet to realize the marathon's full potential and rally the community. ...
... wait. Please. Don't answer that.
Hey, maybe it's dorky ass-sh*t like this.
Johnny Come Home - Fine Young Cannibals
World Machine - Level 42
Jockey Full Of Bourbon * - Tom Waits
We Close Our Eyes - Go West
Kiss Me On The Bus * - The Replacements
Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground) - Mike & The Mechanics
Shout - Tears For Fears
Miami Vice Theme - Jann Hammer
I Didn't Mean To Turn You On - Robert Palmer
If You love Somebody Set Them Free - Sting
Cooldown: Around The World In A Day - Prince and The Revolution
I Must Confess - Everything But The Girl
- (Last Year's 1985 Playlist)
Face the Face - Pete Townshend
Nemesis - Shriekback
I'm Your Man - Wham!
Some Like It Hot - The Power Station
When All's Well - Everything But the Girl
Road to Nowhere - Talking Heads
What You Need - INXS
Close To Me - The Cure
Obsession - Animotion
Dead Man's Party - Oingo Boingo
Can't Get There From Here - R.E.M.
Running Up That Hill - Kate Bush
Like Wow Wipeout - Hoodoo Gurus
Perfect Kiss - New Order
Faron - Prefab Sprout
Days to Cleveland: 5
Distance: 5.15 miles
Weight: 167.5 lbs.
Weather: cool & sweet