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
- Gear Bag Drop Off Location
Relay Leg Shuttle Service – Corner of South Main Street and West Exchange Street, Akron, OH 44308 (map)
- Relay Leg #2 Exchange Zone (map)
- Relay Leg #3 Exchange Zone (map)
- Relay Leg #4 Exchange Zone (map)
- Relay Leg #5 Exchange Zone (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
- Pancake Breakfast
The Akron Marathon starts and finishes in Downtown Akron and our downtown hotel offers easy access to The University of Akron Health & Fitness Expo, local restaurants and quick access to the start and finish lines. Additionally, we offer a hotel shuttle service for runners staying at surrounding hotels.
To learn more about what to do during your stay in Akron, please visit Downtown Akron Partnership’s website.
|Akron City Center Hotel||20 W Mill St, Akron, OH 44308 – 330-384-1500|
Akron- 5 blocks from the starting line
Rates:Friday’s rate: $119 sng/dbl. Saturday’s rate: $79 (based on staying both Friday and Saturday)Reservation Instructions: Call 330-384-1500 and ask for the Akron Marathon Rate
Late check-out available until 2:00pm on Saturday
Surrounding Area Hotels
A shuttle service will be available to the following hotels outside of downtown Akron. This shuttle will be available to take runners to and from on race day. Additional information will be available upon checking in.
|Cambria Suites||1787 Thorn Ave, Uniontown, OH 44685 - 330-899-1990|
|Location: 10.2 miles from the start lineRates: King suite $99
*Reservations must be made prior to September 15thReservation Instructions: Call 330-899-1990 and ask for the Akron Marathon rateA late check-out time of 2pm 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 lineRates: $95 (reservations must be made prior to September 13th)Reservation Instructions: Call reservation line 1-800-321-2211 and mention you are with the Akron Marathon. Or reserve online following the links below:
A free runner breakfast on Saturday morning from 4am to 6am
Late check-out is available at the rate of one ½ day stay
|Doubletree Akron/Fairlawn||3150 West Market St, Fairlawn, OH 44333 - 330-869-9000|
|Location: 6.5 miles from the start lineRates: $105 *Reservations must be made prior to September 6thReservation Instructions- Reserve room online and use password “marathon” (case sensitive) or call 1-800-222-8733 or 330-869-9000Late check-out based upon availability|
|Hilton Akron/Fairlawn||3180 West Market St, Fairlawn, OH 44333 - 330-867-5000|
|Hilton Garden Inn Akron- Canton Airport||5251 Landmark Blvd, North Canton, OH 44720 - 330-966-4907|
|Location: 14 miles from the starting line.Rates: $109
*Reservations must be made prior to August 25thReservation Instructions: Call 330-966-4907 or go onlineand use passcode“Akron M” (case sensitive).
Late check-out available until 1:00pm on Saturday
|Radisson Hotel||200 Montrose West Ave,Akron, OH 44321 - 330-666-9300|
|Location: 9 miles from the start lineRates: $84.99 deluxe room with two double beds, $84.99 deluxe room with one king bed & sleeper sofa, $169.00 executive two room king suitesReservation Instructions: Call 330-666-9300 before September 5th and mention the Akron
Marathon to receive group rates*Reservations must be made prior to September 5th
Continental breakfast available on Saturday morning from 4am to 6am
Late check-out available until 2:00pm
*Newly renovated in 2012
|Staybridge Suites||4351 Steels Point Dr., Stow, OH 44224 - 330-945-4180|
|Location: 9 miles from the starting line.Rates: $99.99
*Reservations must be made prior to September 6thReservation 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 4am to 6am
Late check-out available until 2:00pm on Saturday
|Stay Place Suites||120 Montrose W Ave, Akron, OH 44321 - 330-666-4811|
|Location: 9.4 miles from the start lineRates: $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 August 16thReservation Instructions: call 330-666-4811 and ask for the Akron Marathon rate
Continental breakfast available from 4am-7am, with hot breakfast buffet from 7am-9:30am
Late check-out available until 4:00pm 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 August 28th
Reservation Instructions: Call 330-929-3000 and ask for the Akron Marathon group rate
Continental breakfast available Saturday from 4am-6am
Late check-out based on availability.
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 FedEx Custom Critical Gear Bag Pickup, the Akron Marathon Merchandise Tent, as well as a variety of food for purchase.