The movie producers must have been runners, because the distance between the former Higbee’s Department Store and the A Christmas Story House & Museum is about 5K. Ralphie’s dad, The Old Man must have used the 1938 Oldsmobile to track the distance – No GPS in the 1940’s! To accommodate both movie locations that made this race famous, the distance for the races are approximate, and perhaps a little shorter or longer.Come join us at 9:00 A.M. on December 3rd as we take you back down Memory Lane to the movie set locations that made this movie famous. Dress up like Ralphie, run in a Leg Lamp Costume or jog in the Bunny Suit that Aunt Clara gave Ralphie for Christmas! This race attracts serious runners, everyday runners and walkers alike! We are family friendly and hope to add to your Christmas spirit during the holiday season.
Both the 5K and 10K races start on the corner of Ontario and Huron St. which is located on the back side of the Terminal Tower. The 5K will run to the A Christmas Story House & Museum. The 10K will run to the House and back to the original starting line on Huron St. For the 5K runners, buses will be transporting you back near the starting line on the corner of Huron St. and Prospect St., just 2 blocks west of the starting line and the Renaissance Hotel.
A Christmas Story House & Museum is located at 3159 W. 11th St. Cleveland, OH 44109.