Director Ralph Staph said survey respondents "overwhelmingly supported" that idea, so he's now coordinating with Lakewood and Rocky River to "identify the best options" for the route through the suburbs before returning to city limits.
The Cleveland Marathon! Now in Rocky River!
"Planning a course is a very complicated and complex process," Staph said in the press release. "Folks don't realize how many details go into finding, securing, measuring and getting approval for all the roads that each of the courses affects. So, we appreciate the runner feedback, as it helps us gauge what matters to them - but we hope they understand that not all suggestions can be logistically accommodated."
Except completely excising one half of the city proper. That's a piece of cake.