Health & Fitness Expo – John S. Knight Center, 77 Mill Street, Akron, OH 44308 (map)
- Official Race Merchandise
- Shirt & Packet Pick -Up
- Pasta Party
- Pinning Ceremony
Starting Line – 177 South Broadway Street, Akron, OH 44308 (map)
- Marathon / Half Marathon / Relay Leg #1 Start
Relay Leg Shuttle Service – Corner of South Main Street and West Exchange Street, Akron, OH 44308 (map)
Finish Line – Canal Park Stadium – 300 South Main Street, Akron, OH 44308 (map)
- Awards Presentation
- Post-Race Victory Party
Kids Fun Run Start Line – Spaghetti Warehouse – 510 South Main Street, Akron, OH 44308 (map)
- Shirt Pick-Up
- Pre-Race Activities
- Zippy Mascot Race
- Kids Fun Run Start
Kids Fun Run Finish Line – Lock 3 – 200 South Main Street, Akron, OH 44308 (map)
- Kids Fun Run Finish
- Post-Race Activities
To learn more about what to do during your stay in Akron, please visit Downtown Akron Partnership’s website.
A shuttle service will be available to the following hotels outside of downtown Akron. This shuttle will be available to take runners from the hotel to the start on race morning and from the finish back to each hotel on race day. Sign in sheets and additional information will be available upon checking in.
Shuttle buses are timed for drop off at the start at approximately 6:00 am.
Shuttle buses are scheduled to leave the finish for the return trip back to the hotels at 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:15 pm.
If you need transportation outside of these times, you may provide your own transportation.
|Doubletree Akron/Fairlawn||3150 West Market St, Fairlawn, OH 44333 - 330-869-9000|
|Location: 6.5 miles from the start line. Rates: $105 *Reservations must be made prior to September 12th. Reservation Instructions- Reserve room online and use password “marathon” (case sensitive) or call 1-800-222-8733 or 330-869-9000. Late check-out based upon availability.|
|Hilton Akron/Fairlawn||3180 West Market St, Fairlawn, OH 44333 - 330-867-5000|
|Cambria Suites||1787 Thorn Ave, Uniontown, OH 44685 - 330-899-1990|
|Location: 10.2 miles from the start line. Rates: King suite $99 *Reservations must be made prior to September 16th. Reservation Instructions: Call 330-899-1990 and ask for the Akron Marathon rate. A late check-out time of 2:00 pm is available for an extra $25*Complimentary Akron-Canton Airport transportation available 24/7.|
|Courtyard by Marriott||4047 Bridgewater Pkwy, Stow, OH 44224 - 330-945-9722|
|Location: 9.5 miles from the start line. Rates: $97 (reservations must be made prior to September 12th) Reservation Instructions: Call reservation line 1-800-321-2211 and mention you are with the Akron Marathon or reserve online with the Akron Marathon group rate. A free runner breakfast on Saturday morning from 4:00 am to 6:00 am. Guest check-out is a 12:00 PM and a limited number of late check-out’s are available. A late check-out between 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM is available for $25.|
|Radisson Hotel||200 Montrose West Ave,Akron, OH 44321 - 330-666-9300|
|Location: 9 miles from the start line. Rates: $84.99 deluxe room with two double beds, $84.99 deluxe room with one king bed & sleeper sofa, $169.00 executive two room king suites Reservation Instructions: Call 330-666-9300 before September 15th and mention the Akron Marathon to receive group rates. *Reservations must be made prior to September 15th. Continental breakfast available on Saturday morning from 4 am to 7 am Late check-out available until 2:00 pm.|
|Staybridge Suites||4351 Steels Point Dr., Stow, OH 44224 - 330-945-4180|
|Location: 9 miles from the starting line. Rates: $102.99 *Reservations must be made prior to September 12th Reservation Instructions: Call 800-238-8000 or 330-945-4180 and ask for the Akron Marathon rate. Or book your stay online and use group code AKM to receive group rate. Continental breakfast available on Saturday from 4:00 am to 6:00 am Late check-out available until 2:00 pm on Saturday.|
|Hawthorn Suites||120 Montrose W Ave, Akron, OH 44321 - 330-666-4811|
|Location: 9.4 miles from the start line. Rates: $79 Single, $89 Double, and $109 Penthouse with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. (All rooms at Stay Place Suites also have a double bed sleep sofa) *Reservations must be made prior to September 6th. Reservation Instructions: call 330-666-4811 and ask for the Akron Marathon rate. Continental breakfast available from 4:00 am-7:00 am, with hot breakfast buffet from 7:00 am-9:30 am. Late check-out available until 4:00 pm on Saturday.|
|Sheraton Suites||1989 Front St, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221 - 330-929-3000|
|Location: 5.7 miles from the start line. Rates: $139 for single and double rooms. *Reservations must be made prior to September 3rd. Reservation Instructions: Call 330-929-3000 and ask for the Akron Marathon group rate or make reservations online with the Akron Marathon group rate. Continental breakfast available Saturday from 4:00 am-6:00 am. Late check-out based on availability.|
|Holiday Inn Express||898 Arlington Ridge East, Akron, OH 44312 – 330-644-5600|
|Location: 7.5 miles from the start line. Rates: $99 *Reservations must be made prior to September 16th. Reservation Instructions: Call 330-644-5600 and ask for the Akron Marathon group rate. Continental breakfast available starting at 4am with hot breakfast starting at 6am. Late check-out available until 2pm on Saturday.|
Downtown events, culture and entertainment pack the calendar with wide-ranging things to do and see. Whether you’re looking for a day of family fun or to catch a performance by your favorite band, Downtown Akron offers a plethora of entertainment options.
From casual eats to upscale dining, you’ll find delicious food and great atmosphere when you choose to dine Downtown. Downtown has it all when you’re looking for a quick bite or a place to linger over coffee. When it comes to shopping, if you’re looking for a gift or something for yourself, Downtown retailers are a must-add to your shopping list. Purchase exquisite blown glass, handcrafted jewelry, city-style clothing and much more at one of Downtown’s unique retail stores. From greeting cards to local music – you can find what you’re looking for Downtown – you just have to know where to look.
Grab your friends for a night of dancing or spend the day wandering through the myriad of galleries featuring artwork by local and world renowned artists. Enjoy a day of recreation on the towpath trail or in Downtown’s green spaces. And remember…when you visit Downtown Akron…expect to be impressed.
Race Day Driving Directions – Download Information
The easiest way to get to the starting line can be found here!
City of Akron Road Closure Schedule – Download Schedule
Important information to have as you head to the race early in the morning.
Downtown Akron Parking – Download Map
Look for the designated parking lots for each event (marathon, half marathon, and team relay). The parking lots have been assigned to help make getting in and out of downtown as easy as possible for you.
Spectator Walking Routes – Download Map
Getting around downtown from the Start Line to Canal Park to the Relay Exchange Zones is easily done by following our walking directions.
Starting Line – Download Map
All services that we provide at the starting line can be found on our Starting Line map, including FedEx Custom Critical Gear Bag dropoff, Portable Restrooms, and pre-race Aid.
Familiarize yourself with our course including locations of Aid Stations, Fluid Stations, and Portable Restrooms. All course mile markers are included on each map. Team Relay Runners! – we recommend that each team member become familiar with their specific route before race day.
Finish Line – Download Map
Get ready to celebrate your victory inside of Canal Park Stadium, home of the Akron Aeros. Be sure to get your finisher photo after you collect your medallion and heat sheet blanket!
South Main Street Services – Download Map
There will be plenty of things to do outside of Canal Park Stadium on race day. Services will include the Akron Marathon Merchandise Tent as well as a variety of food for purchase.