This year’s edition has been turned into a virtual event
Join FirstEnergy Akron Marathon, Half Marathon, & Team Relay
Don’t miss out on all the excitement of the Akron Children’s Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series! With the successful debut of our inaugural race series, we’re excited to bring you a bigger and better experience. Best of all, the race series follows a typical training calendar to help you prepare for longer distance running all while supporting the health and wellness of children in our community.
The marquee event of the Akron Children’s Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series, the Akron Marathon, Half Marathon, & Team Relay presented by FirstEnergy Corporation never ceases to amaze! Featuring the ultimate running experience throughout Akron’s neighborhoods and downtown complete with a world-class finish inside Canal Park Stadium which will continue to feature the popular Finisher Festival on the field that has become our signature in the running industry.
The mission of the Akron Marathon Charitable Corporation, a tax-exempt, 501 ©(3) charitable organization, is to provide a world-class marathon that promotes health and fitness, stimulates the local economy, galvanizes the community and benefits charitable organizations.
The Akron Marathon events are made possible through corporate and foundation in-kind and financial support, extensive in-kind services by the City of Akron, and the generous donation of time and talent by 3,000 volunteers.
Course HighlightsThe Akron Marathon course is a rolling, scenic tour of some of Akron’s most beautiful destinations. Our course winds through diverse neighborhoods, city highlights and historical landmarks throughout Akron. Other than the four miles on the Towpath trail, which is a crushed limestone surface, the majority of the race is run on paved asphalt and concrete streets. The course is a certified USATF sanctioned course OH 08003 MW and your time may be used as a qualifier for the Boston Marathon.
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