A team of dedicated professionals, we are ready to deliver memorable,
quality, and exciting events for runners everywhere.

How We Started

Hey there! It appears you've stumbled upon our About Us page written by me, the owner of Runiversity, Jay Toole. As a Lakewood High and then Ohio State University graduate, I've found that my pride in the O-H-I-O has led me to want to make this state a great place to work, run, and live. Runiversity was founded in 2013 with a mission to bring exciting events to the area that get people together and that gets them moving. I've had the pleasure of personally competing in a countless number of events from triathlon to trail marathons and bring this passion and experience to the clients Runiversity serves. My team shares this same passion for engaging events and we would be happy to join you at the starting line soon.

What We Do

We are a full-service, turnkey event company that serves 5k runs, community fundraisers, charity walks, multi-day bike rides and relays, beer fests, triathlons, trails runs, expos, and more. If your goal is to raise money, activate sponsors, time runners, or simply bring a memorable event to your participants, then the Runiversity will have options to help you reach your goals. For visual examples of how we make an impact on events, give us an email at Info@TheRuniversity.com or call directly at 216-870-4902.

How We Are Different

With Runiversity, you won't break the bank or get trapped in a daunting contract. We know how expensive and scary putting on a fundraiser can be and how vital its success is to your organization. We can source or provide nearly everything your event may need but we make sure you are receiving the best bang for your buck. If you have a vendor that can provide an item for free or at a discount, we will work that into our offerings so you only pay for what you need. We do not hold your participant data hostage through technical contracts and we include a post-event debrief so that you can review all the metrics from the event.

We are runners.

With experience in large city-wide marathons and intimate community 5ks, we are a team of runners with an eye for exciting events.
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Founded by a pair of runners in 2013, we had a goal to get people moving.
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We are fundraisers.

Your goal is to raise money and draw a crowd. Our goal is to provide the solutions that make that possible.
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From custom solutions that you can offer to your sponsors to providing background support for your event, we are happy when your participants are happy. A successful event will grow year over year and we are there with you every step of the way to make this happen.
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We live for race day.

With experience in large city-wide marathons and intimate community 5ks, we are a team of runners with an eye for exciting events. + read more

Whether you like a beer waiting for you at the finish line, tough competition while running through the streets, or a classic 5k in the park, we have an event for you! Join us for a few miles!
Join us for a few miles!