The Champion Finish Line Experience

The Akron Marathon is pleased to announce the inaugural Champion Finish Line Experience.  This optional, limited availability opportunity allows runners to meet their loved ones at the finish line for an exclusive on-field celebration with upgraded amenities, including a picnic lunch, additional drink tickets with an upgraded selection, and private seating in Canal Park Stadium’s Tiki Terrace.  The experience is limited to a total of 500 runners and spectators.  Be sure to secure your Champion Finish Line Experience today!

Join In The Experience

 

 

Please note:  If you are registering for an event and would like to buy a ticket to the Champion Finish Line Experience, purchase options are  your registration.  

If you are already registered for the race or are a spectator, please select “Champion Finish Line Experience” in the registration options.  You can purchase up to 20 tickets per transaction.  

 

The Picnic Lunch Buffet includes:

  • All-Beef Hot Dogs
  • Hamburgers/ Veggie Burgers
  • BBQ Pulled Chicken
  • Potato Salad
  • Shearer’s Chips
  • Chocolate Chunk Cookies
  • Ice Cold Lemonade and Water
  • Includes two drink tickets - (redeemable for 16 oz. draft domestic or 12 oz. non-premium mixed drink)

In addition to the upgraded experience, runners can enjoy all of the traditional premiums of participating in the Akron Marathon, including medals, water, Powerade, recovery food items, and finisher gifts for full and half marathon participants, all distributed in the on-field area of the Champion Finish Line Experience.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

General

What is the Champion Finish Line Experience?

The Champion Finish Line Experience is a brand new opportunity for runners and spectators to participate in an upgraded on-field Finisher Festival experience.  Amenities include exclusive on-field area for runners and spectators, a picnic lunch, additional upgraded drink tickets, as well as all of the amenities that await runners at the finish line.

Where is the Champion Finish Line Experience?

This Experience makes use of the field space to the right of the first base line along the last 100 yards of the finisher chute.  Additionally, the Canal Park Stadium’s Tiki Terrace is reserved exclusively for participants of the Experience.

What is included in the Champion Finish Line Experience?

Amenities include exclusive on-field area for runners and spectators, a picnic lunch, additional upgraded drink tickets, as well as all of the amenities that await runners at the finish line including your medal, finisher gift for half and full marathon participants, water, Powerade, Michelob Ultra, and recovery food items.

How do I buy tickets to the Champion Finish Line Experience?

Visit our Registration Page and select the Champion Finish Line Experience option.  Tickets are $50 per person for both runners and spectators.  Please note that tickets are limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.

If I am already running, do I need to buy a ticket for the Champion Finish Line Experience?

Yes, if you would like to participate in this upgraded experience, you must buy a ticket to be admitted into the exclusive Champion Finish Line Experience areas of Canal Park Stadium, including the on-field area as well as the Tiki Terrace.  Don’t worry, you will receive everything you would normally receive as a runner, plus all the premium add-ons of the Experience.

For Runners

How do I get to the Champion Finish Line Experience?

Upon crossing the finish line, continue down the chute to receive water.  Volunteers will then direct you to turn left and head to the Champion Finish Line Experience area.  You will receive your medal, finisher gift for half and full marathon participants, water, Powerade, Michelob Ultra, and recovery food items as you enter this area.

What do I need to bring with me?

In order to be admitted to the Champion Finish Line Experience, you must wear the provided wristband available at packet pick-up at the Health and Fitness Expo on Friday, September 26th.

For Spectators

How do I get to the Champion Finish Line Experience?

Spectators can enter the Experience at the Tiki Terrace and can make their way to the field by using the stairs at the bottom of the Terrace seating area.

What do I need to bring with me?

In order to be admitted to the Champion Finish Line Experience, you must wear the provided wristband available at packet pick-up at the Health and Fitness Expo on Friday, September 26th.

Additionally, we recommend having your license or ID if you are planning on using the upgraded drink tickets.  (In order to use drink tickets, you must be 21 or older)